Bears are awake, ready for warm weather – are you?

Img ?1512216803

CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

News

Bears are awake, ready for warm weather – are you?

This bear was seen Friday in a trailer near Vallecito Reservoir eating trash. A close look shows the bear has spaghetti sauce on its face.
Bear Smart tips

Advice for keeping bears away from your neighborhood:
Keep trash in a secure building or bear-resistant container. Set trash containers out the morning of collection only. Occasionally wash containers with bleach to reduce odors.
Avoid feeding birds from March through November – or make bird feeders (including hummingbird feeders) inaccessible to bears. Clean up any spilled seeds and shells.
Properly installed and maintained electric fencing is an effective way for county residents to protect chickens, fruit trees, beehives, compost, gardens, structures and livestock.
Keep all bear-accessible windows and doors tightly closed. Replace lever-style door handles with round knobs that bears can’t open.
Remove fruit from trees before it ripens and clean up any fallen fruit.
Feed pets indoors.
Clean outdoor grills after each use to minimize food residue and odor.
When composting – think green!
Never leave food in vehicles.
Do not allow bears to become comfortable being near your home or property.
Courtesy of Bear Smart Durango

Bears are awake, ready for warm weather – are you?

This bear was seen Friday in a trailer near Vallecito Reservoir eating trash. A close look shows the bear has spaghetti sauce on its face.
Reader Comments
click here to add your event
Durango ~ Events
click here to add your event
Durango ~ Events