CanadaTimbit treat for bear nets man in British Columbia $2,000 fine
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The bear scare happened at the family's home in Truckee, California.
VICTORIA — Feeding a Timbit and hot dogs to a bear has resulted in a $2,000 fine in British Columbia.
The province's conservation officer service says the man was also ordered to keep a distance of at least 50 metres from bears for six months by a provincial court judge on Aug. 22.
The service says in a tweet the man, whose name was not released, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully feeding bears.
The man posted a photo on social media of himself feeding the Tim Hortons treat to the bear from a vehicle on the side of the Alaska Highway.
Last October, the service says the bear appeared to be a young grizzly.
At the time, the service said a woman was also charged but it made no mention of that case in its tweet.
The Canadian Press
Prince George man survives being chased and attacked by bear in lake.
Twenty-seven-year-old Brandon Lattie and a friend were walking on the trail around the Ferguson Lake Nature Reserve Wednesday evening when they had an encounter with a black bear that Lattie says left him scared for his life.