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Bear facts

Rick Chandler

Learning to co-exist with wildlife – The Bear Facts

1. Remember, bears don’t eat people. They will leave you alone if you leave them alone.

2. Keep wet garbage and empty food containers indoors until collection time. Or, use a “bear-proof” trash container.

3. To repel bears, dampen an old towel with ammonia and drape it over the garbage can.

4. Never feed or leave out food for any wild animal. This includes pet food.

5. If you have to keep garbage outdoors, keep it a safe distance from entryways to your home.

6. Recipe to repel bears: Make a mixture of hot Tobasco sauce and ammonia in an old plastic milk carton. Each time you add garbage to the can, pour in a liberal amount.

7. If you see a sick or injured wild animal, do not approach it. Call Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care at (530) 577-2273.

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