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Bear Activity on the Rise; Don’t Leave Out Birdfeeders and Pet Food

Bear Activity on the Rise; Don’t Leave Out Birdfeeders and Pet Food

There has been a recent spike in bear activity in the Ken-Caryl area. Bears are looking for food because there is a shortage of acorns, which are a main food staple. Bears may be active anytime, day or night, most often during morning and evening hours. Residents need to remove all attractants:

Birdfeeders should be removed until winter when bears are not active.
Place secured garbage cans outside for pickup in the morning only.
Remove pet food and bird seed from porches.
Burn food off barbeque grills and clean after each use.
Clean garbage cans with ammonia to discourage bears and other wildlife.
Don’t leave food, trash, coolers, air fresheners or anything that smells in your vehicle.
Lock bear-accessible doors and windows in the house, garage, and car at night.
Remove any ripened fruit that has fallen to the ground on your property.

Bears that get too comfortable around people can destroy property or even become a threat to human safety. Habituated bears must often be destroyed. Please don’t let bears die needlessly. Do your part to bear-proof your home and property, and help keep bears alive and wild.

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