VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Canadian police investigating a British Columbia marijuana farm said they were greeted by 10 to 15 docile black bears.
Police Sgt. Fred Mansveld said officers investigating the marijuana growing operation, which included more than 1,000 plants, encountered 10 to 15 docile black bears on the property and found a domesticated raccoon and a pot-bellied pig in the two houses on the Christina Lake property, the Vancouver Sun reported Thursday.
Constable Dave Smith said someone had apparently been giving dog food to the bears to get them to remain on the property.
"Common behavior of a bear is usually to avoid humans," Smith said. "The ones that are used to people are quite wary of you, they don't just sit there and watch you, and these bears were just sitting around, laying around just watching, wandering around."
Police said the man and woman living on the property will face charges of production and possession of marijuana.