B.C. grow-op guarded by 10 black bears

Woman tamed bears to scare off potential thieves

RCMP officers in B.C. say the 1,000 plant grow-op they found 350 km east of Vancouver two weeks ago was guarded by 10 tame black bears. A neighbour of the woman accused of growing the marijuana said the suspect had been feeding the bears for years so they would stay close by and scare away potential thieves away. “[Officers] noticed the bears were docile and tame,” RCMP Sgt. Fred Mansveld told CBC News. “One of them jumped on our unmarked car for a while.” Because the bears have lost their fear of humans, RCMP say they may have to be destroyed.

CBC News

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