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When a mother bear came out of hibernation, she and her three cubs went on quite the ride

A mother bear and her three cubs are spending the rest of their winter at a Smithers wildlife refuge. (Northern Lights Wildlife Society)

A family of bears is now hibernating in a Bulkley Valley refuge. A mother bear in Prince George came out of hibernation and, after an altercation with a dog, ran up a tree. Conservation officers had to tranquilize her, cut down the tree, and crawl into the den to retrieve her three cubs. Northern Lights Wildlife Society volunteer Tanya Landry tells the story.

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