Police Find 10 Bears Guarding Marijuana Grow-Op

Pot, bears seized from Canadian grower
Police Find 10 Bears Guarding Marijuana Grow-Op

Canadian police ran into a complication while raiding a marijuana grow-op in British Columbia—10 or so black bears that were guarding the outdoor pot plants. The property contained two houses and a fenced-in growing operation with about a thousand plants, plus the bears, which roamed around outside the fence as a deterrent to thieves. The woman accused of running the grow-op has been feeding the bears for years, according to a neighbor.

Officers "soon noticed the bears were docile and tame," a police sergeant said. "One of them jumped on our unmarked car for a while. But it soon became apparent they were habituated to the grow operation." Conservation officers are deciding what to do with the bears, which may have to be put down because they expect contact and food from humans. Read the full article at CBC News. (More Canada stories.)

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