On July 23rd a caller reported seeing a possible bear trap with a bear trapped in it at the address of the first caller. Fish & Wildlife responded and removed the bear yet did NOT relocate it.
Please – stash your food and trash.
Keep them wild.
If bears and other wild animals damage property or threaten human safety, they might be killed. Allowing wild animals access to human food is dead wrong.
You may not realize it – a simple bag of garbage, bowl of pet food, or plate of leftovers left outside your home or vacation site, can cause severe harm to wildlife.
But if wild animals have access to human food and garbage, they want more and more. They lose their natural fear of humans and can become aggressive.
Don’t do it!
Well-intentioned residents who set out food for wild animals are actually doing them no favors, particularly for large animals.
Feeding deer may cause them to congregate in small areas in unusually high numbers, which can cause the spread of disease and increase the likelihood of collisions with vehicles.
Deer may also attract dangerous predators like mountain lions to residential areas.
Both deer and bear are considered “big game”mammals and it is against state law to feed them.
A citation could lead to hefty fines and jail time.