Officials caution: Time to take feeders down

State wildlife officials are asking people to take down their bird feeders to avoid attracting bears.

“We are receiving reports of bears getting into bird feeders,” said Col. David LeCours, of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. “People can help now by removing any food sources that may tempt the bears. That includes taking down bird feeders and not feeding birds until late October.”

Seeds are part of the bears’ natural diet, and when found in high concentrations, such as in a bird feeder, the animals are smart enough to keep returning.

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One Response to “Officials caution: Time to take feeders down”

  1. syl Says:

    good advice in bear country..

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