Bears are Back
Keep your trash away from bears
Signs of spring are budding up all across our region, in short hand: The bears are back in town.
“With this warm weather, bears are coming out, and they will start looking for food and see what they can find,” said Kris Middledorf, an area wildlife manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “There is not really a lot of natural forage available for bears (currently), so it is really important for people to be attentive.”
Taking precautions now, locking up trash and other potential food sources from bears, is important at preventing them from becoming habitually reliant on these sources for food. Bears become more of a risk when they associate humans with a food source.
“Bears that become habituated to human-supplied food resources may be put down,” Middledorf said, emphasizing that it is everyone’s personal responsibility to prevent that from happening. “It is very important for us to protect these animals and protect the public, and that is the responsibility of our community."