Don’t let history repeat itself — Don’t feed the bears
This cute, cuddly 19-month old bear cub is on the same track as the well-known Blondie who was ultimately killed in 2010. The pictured cub lost its mother last year and has been breaking into people’s homes in Old Mammoth this summer, eating food. Due to its non-threatening appearance and demeanor, homeowners are snapping photos rather than shooing it away, forgetting that while small now, this male cub will eventually weigh in around 450 pounds. As Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles put it, “This bear is destined for a bullet if we don’t stop feeding it.” So if you see it at your home, remember that feeding it will do more harm than good. Keep food and trash locked up and don’t feed the bears!
(Photo: Robert George)
This guy came into my second story apartment the night before last . He walked up my stairs, tore off a screen, opened the window, took down a fan and strolled into my kitchen to eat some fruit that was on the counter top, and our black velvet coffee as well. All his ruckus woke us up, and all our screaming scared him out, after he soiled our carpet and chased away our animals. I hope this guy can make some serious life changes before he loses his.
I hope we haven’t as a town become somewhat complacent after all the success we’ve had with the bears during the past few years. Steve Searles never kids around when it comes to the bears. Wake up, folks … remember, a fed bear is a dead bear.