LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bear season | TahoeDailyTribune.com


It’s bear season. As I drive to work every day, I see garbage spread all over. Bear cans are an easy fix. Scotty’s on Kingsbury sells the “yellow” cans for less than $100 and http://www.save

bears.org has other ideas for permanent metal containers, some for $400. This is a problem year after year.

Clean Tahoe, The Bear League, Wildlife Care, and the good, responsible residents are to be applauded. When your neighbor is irresponsible, it puts you at risk and it is time to scold your neighbor and shun them if they are not being responsible. Spray Pine-Sol on your garbage cans and keep your curtains closed to shield the fridge and kitchen. Try to use a transistor radio tuned to talk or static when you’re gone. Keep garbage contained and windows closed if you can. Always keep an escape route available.

If you have a bear problem, call 530-525-7297 for the Bear League 24/7.

Keep proactive. Keep an eye on your neighborhood and report garbage offenders. Cooler weather is here and the bears are preparing for winter. The tree cuts for fire danger have removed much of their food source and they are searching for a replacement. Please be responsible and care for our native animals!

Ken Long

South Lake Tahoe

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