A Port Coquitlam woman woke up this weekend to the sight of a couple of young bears wrestling in her own backyard.
As she tried to scare the bruins away — from the safety of her home — Colette Aub shot video of the encounter.
"My visitors this morning — they just wanted to play. I love seeing wildlife [it] reminds that we are lucky to still have them," said Aub in a social media post.
Aub told the Tri-City News the bears were in her yard around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday (July 16).
In the video, Aub is heard to sigh before politely asking the bears to vacate her property.
"Excuse me," she says to the bears from her house as she asks them to leave.
The young bears seem to be enjoying themselves and not the least interested in playing on the children's outdoor play set in the large backyard.
Black bears are a common sight in the Tri-Cities, especially in the summer and fall when they look for food in preparation for winter hibernation.
The prevalence of bears has prompted the City of Port Coquitlam to step up enforcement of bylaw infractions related to leaving waste carts unsecured.
Meanwhile, WildSafeBC offers numerous tips for living in areas with wildlife on its website.