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Two Grizzly bears dead after relocation from Cochrane

A grizzly bear is seen fishing for salmon along the Atnarko river in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park near Bella Coola, B.C. Saturday, Sept 11, 2010. Officials at Banff National Park say the first bear of spring could be a sign that Alberta's long, cold winter may finally be on its way out. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A brother and sister Grizzly bear are dead after being taken out of the Cochrane area.
Earlier in June a brother and sister Grizzly got into some chicken coops and other food sources in residential areas.
Public Affairs Officer Brendan Cox with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General says when a bear keeps coming back to the same spot it can become very dangerous.
“Bears that are dependent on non-natural food sources in human areas can become a public safety risk because they start to frequent these areas more often and they could react poorly to anyone who gets in-between them and these food sources,” Cox said.
Cox adds that is what happened with the male bear and Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers had to make a tough decision.
“A bear that was severely habituated as that one the unfortunate option was to put it down and it’s a very difficult decision our officers have to make but their priority has to be public safety.”
Last month the sister bear died after being hit by a semi-truck on the highway between Canmore and Cochrane.