Users of the Tie Lake Transfer Station are being urged to be aware and to properly dispose of ALL garbage and attractants after someone carelessly dumped meat and rotten meat in the metal pile at the Tie Lake Transfer Station, much to the delight of a sow grizzly and her cub.
Earlier this week (in spite of the multiple signs alerting people to a bear on site), someone dumped a freezer full of rotten meat and left it for these bruins to discover. Given a bear’s keen sense of smell, it didn’t take long for them to move in. Then, in the past 24 hours someone took the time to put a pile of meat in the metal pile (see photos). It looks maybe like an animal was butchered and the scraps were dumped. Whether someone is purposely baiting these bears, or just being totally negligent, it is TOTALLY unacceptable.
We have cleaned up all the attractants and the Conservation Officer Service was on site for several hours today; however, they did not locate the bears. Please make sure you put all garbage and attractants in the transtor bin and lock the door.
If you know who is responsible or have any information, please let us know.
– From the Regional District of East Kootenay