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Summer arrived a bit late, but the bears are still “out there”

Bear at the back door…
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Fish and Wildlife Officers report that Spring came a little late along the Oregon Coast.  But none-the-less in the last week of June the bears started to make a showing in the forests and a few front porches.

The coastal Black Bear have been out in numbers gorging on Salmon Berries, Huckleberries, Black and Salmon berries.  But it won’t be long before the wildlife start making the rounds of neighboring garbage cans.  And if they’re not properly sealed you get quite a mess.  Soon the bears will be grabbing fish in the creeks, competing for bird seed hanging on the front veranda and unfinished dog bowls on the porch.

If you see a bear, alert your neighbors, if you have any.  Get on the phone and tell your neighbors that the bears are on the prowl.  ODFW recommends electrified fencing around your property.  The bears hate’em.

If you’re confronted by a bear stand up straight but don’t look the bear in the eyes.  Back up.  Back away.  If there are bear cubs nearby carefully back out and away from them too.  Always give bears a viable escape route.  Never run away from a bear.  WALK deliberately and calmly.  If the bear comes at you, fight back, scream, shout – take aggressive stances.  Throw sticks, rocks.  Make sure your aim is good and hope the bear thinks you are tall and strong enough to hurt him. 

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