Bears don’t know the law

Bears don’t know the law

To prevent trashy neighborhoods, maybe you should
Last year, 1,162 bear sightings were reported to various agencies in La Plata County. Of those, 898 involved bears getting into trash, Here, a black bear pauses before crossing North College Drive.
Bears tipping over trash – it’s a common sight in Durango. This was taken along West Second Avenue.
6 tips: Food and bears

Homeowners can take many steps to prevent conflicts with black bears, which don’t miss the chance to grab human food. Among the measures, courtesy of the Colorado Division of Wildlife:
b Keep smelly food scraps in the refrigerator until the day of trash pickup.
b Wash cans, bottles and jars to reduce odors.
b Wash garbage cans frequently with ammonia to eliminate odors.
b Don’t leave pet food outside.
b Keep garage doors closed.
b Take down bird feeders in the summer. Birds have enough natural food until fall.

Bears don’t know the law

Last year, 1,162 bear sightings were reported to various agencies in La Plata County. Of those, 898 involved bears getting into trash, Here, a black bear pauses before crossing North College Drive.
Bears tipping over trash – it’s a common sight in Durango. This was taken along West Second Avenue.
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