Polar bear spotted and killed just over 200 miles from Maine border
By angelamontana

Posted: May 6, 2022

It was spotted near the old airport in Madeleine-Centre, far south of its normal habitat.

After asking residents of a community in the northern coast of the Gaspé Peninsula to hunker indoors for nearly 24 hours after the sighting of a polar bear, provincial police say it’s now safe to go outside.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) issued the warning at 1 p.m. on Saturday after the bear was spotted in the area of Madeleine-Centre, Que. by the site of the former airport.

The bear was located and killed at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday following an aerial search, wildlife officials said. According to them, it was not safe enough to relocate the bear to its original habitat.

Read the full article via cbc.ca HERE.

 

Photo credit: Jean Bergeron