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Bear caught on video in Mascouche

A video posted to YouTube on Saturday night shows the bear near a garbage container outside a restaurant in what appears to be a small strip mall in Mascouche's downtown area.
A bear (not the one pictured) was seen hanging around a restaurant in Mascouche Saturday night. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

A young bear was caught on video roaming around in Mascouche over the weekend.

A video posted to YouTube on Saturday night shows the bear near a garbage container outside a restaurant in what appears to be a small strip mall in Mascouche's downtown area.

The city is about 40 minutes northeast of Montreal.

Céline St-André of the Mascouche police said wildlife officials believe the bear was scared off, and is probably gone by now.

Still, the people living in the neighbourhood and the administration of the local school were advised to be on the lookout.

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