Police on the South Shore were forced to shoot a black bear seen wandering around residential streets in Saint Jean sur Richelieu overnight.
The first calls came in from people living near the Les Legendes Golf Club. Then, early this morning, the bear was spotted quite some distance away, at the corner of Champlain and Louis Franquet, where police opened fire.
The carcass has been given to wildlife officials.
Police say the bear was about 2 years old, was 4 feet tall, and weighed about 160 to 170 pounds.