Instead, Inspector Murray Smith says the decision was made to relocate the mother bear and her three cubs to an area north of Mission.
“There’s no reason for anything to happen to the bears other than relocation, and the last thing we want to have to do is euthanize the bears.”
Smith says officers came to that decision because the bear didn’t have a prior history of interacting with humans.
Instead, he says the plan is to try and place them somewhere more remote.
“…Well back into the wooded area as a group, and hopefully become wilderness bears.”
The woman suffered cuts to her face but is expected to make a full recovery.