Described as secretive, shy, and fearful of humans bears tend to avoid human interactions. Running away, climbing trees, hiding are methods bears use to reduce conflict. Strong, large, gifted climbers, and omnivorous bears are can easily become nuisances.

 

Humans can take steps, too.  Preventing food sources from luring bears into a sense of abundance in an inappropriate location is a first step. Encouraging young bears to continue the quest for a good permanent home people can suspend leaving pet food, bird seed, and trash cans outside and easily accessible, especially in June and July. 

 

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