Here's a little reminder to be Bear Aware! this summer when it comes to sharing space with the wiley creatures.
-Never ever intentionally feed a bear.
-Store garbage outside in bear-proof containers or inside a detached building.
-Don't leave pet food outside where bears can get to it.
-Move hummingbird and bird feeders inside at night.
-Clean and store barbecue grills inside a structure after every use.
-Don't put fruit or melon rinds, meat or grease in a mulch or compost pile.
-Don't store food or eat in your tent.
-Don't sleep in the clothes you wore while cooking or eating. Store these clothes outside the tent.
-Keep clothing, grills, camp stoves and tables free of grease.
-Store your food in the trunk of your car or suspend it at least 10 feet off the ground between two limbs too small for a bear to climb.
-Don't keep toiletries inside your tent or wear perfume or cosmetics.
-If you encounter a bear Back away slowly while facing a bear.
-Speak softly to the bear and try not to show fear,
-Fight back if a bear attacks you. Use rocks, sticks, binoculars or any object that may be available.