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Letter — Bears lived here before you did

In response to Bob Hedley’s most recent attack on Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, I am compelled to say a few words.

Mr. Hedley … back off! Your property values will not be decreased by the presence of a bear rehab facility in your neighborhood. In fact, I have yet to see ANY Tahoe property decrease in value as of late.

Baby bears don’t attract other bears into your neighborhood … your garbage does! The bears will learn to eat their natural foods and stop patrolling the neighborhoods only when people cease to be careless with their garbage.

Bears have been in Tahoe long before you came here, along with the coyotes, raccoons, deer, etc. Get used to them. They’re here to stay. We need to learn to co-exist, and we can only do that with the help or organizations like the Wildlife Care folks.

Leona Allen

South Lake Tahoe

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