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Person charged for throwing cereal box out of vehicle to feed bear in northern B.C.

Officers issued a $345 ticket for feeding dangerous wildlife
Cereal box BC Conservation Officer Service - July 23, 2020
A cereal box was tossed out of a vehicle to feed a bear along Highway 16 west of Prince George, which resulted in a $345 ticket issued by BC Conservation Officers. (via BCCOS)

BC Conservation Officers (BCCOS) have charged a person after seen tossing food to a bear along Highway 16. 

The charge, according to the Service's Facebook page, is for intentionally feeding dangerous wildlife after a motorist witnessed an individual throw a box of cereal out of a vehicle.

They contacted police after seeing the incident near Kitwanga, located about 485 km west of Prince George.

The information was given to Skeena Conservation Officers, who were in the area, and then went to the individual’s home to hand them a $345 ticket.

Under the Wildlife Act, it is an offence to feed dangerous wildlife as doing so creates a serious risk to public safety and the safety of the bear.

If you spot illegal activity involving wildlife, you're urged to call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

If you're with TELUS, you can call #7277 to reach the BCCOS.

- with a file from Sarita Patel, Castanet