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WATCH: Here's how a Canadian asks a family of bears to leave

Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 6:45 PM - Turns out sometimes you just have to be polite to get a family of bears to leave your property.

Jordan Cote of Sooke, British Columbia was on his way to work when he noticed a black bear and two young cubs grazing in his backyard.

The Vancouver Island resident managed to film the encounter.

"I need you to go, thank you," Cote can be heard saying in the video above.

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To his surprise, the family of bears received the message. In the footage, the furry family can be seen turning around.

"I gotta go to work. Hope you enjoyed my yard. Have a good day. Bye now," Cote concludes. 

The video was uploaded to Facebook on Thursday, and has since gained over 4,000 likes and nearly 5,000 shares.

"I'm pretty sure that the bears, being Canadian, were probably apologizing as they left the yard," fellow Canadian Rick Bird posted in the comment section of the video.

Another Facebook user Zach White replied with, "one of the only countries where the wildlife is as polite as its people."

The black bear population in B.C. is estimated to be between 120,000 and 160,000, representing about a quarter of all black bears in Canada.

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