Black Bears on Vancouver Island
Recently my mother had a bit of a scare when she realized a juvenile black bear was in her dog run. The bear got spooked by the dogs and immediately ran up a tree where it remained for a few hours. We called the conservation office and they came out to see if they could do anything, seems the bear was tagged and had already been relocated. The neighbours apple tree with it's rotten apple's on the ground at attracted the great beast.
British Columbia has the largest black bear population in North America
and Vancouver Island has the densest population of bears in the entire province. Black bear attacks on human's are very rare - in most cases it is a female protecting her cubs, otherwise they tend to just retreat when confronted by a human.