Warning issued about aggressive black bear on Burnaby Mountain

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      The RCMP has encouraged anyone using the trails on Burnaby Mountain to contact them immediately if they see a black bear.

      "Expect to see a police presence in the area of the Trans Canada Trail, Ridgeview, Burnwood and Gnome's Home Trail," Burnaby Mounties tweeted. 

      This comes in the wake of a report of an "aggressive" black bear that went after two people having a picnic in a park near the SFU campus.

      It occurred around 1 p.m. on June 24 after the bear started going through their backpacks.

      When the people tried to scare it away, it charged, causing minor injuries to a woman's calf.

      When black bears behave like this, it suggests that they've lost their fear of people.