North Vancouver hiking trails reopen while trap is set for aggressive bear in the area

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      A bear exhibiting aggressive behaviour has prompted officials to launch an attempt to trap it.

      On August 30, Metro Vancouver announced that the Varley Trail and Connector Trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver were closed due to "extreme bear activity", the trails were reopened today (August 31).

      However, an aggressive-bear alert remains in effect and Metro Vancouver is advising people to stay away from the area.

      A trap has been set for an aggressive bear that has been frequenting the southern part of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.

      Conservation officers told North Shore News that it is the same bear that killed a dachshund on the Lynn Loop Hiking Trail on August 17.

      Following that incident, around 6:40 a.m. on August 30, the bear followed a woman jogging in the park, who was able to escape to safety.

      For more information on bear safety, visit the WildSafeBC or Metro Vancouver websites.

      In addition, cougars have been seen in the park several times this summer as well.

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