Here is a follow up, with tips, for our east end of Mi Wuk 2-year old bear……
He is most likely, based on photos, a 2-year old who has been kicked out of “the nest/den” to learn how to fend for himself on his own. Mama Bear is most likely about to go into heat (mid-summer) and she’s sending her youngster o-u-t.
Per Nathan (our local Fish & Game guy), here’s what you can do: if he/she comes around your house and garbage cans, you can give offer him (let’s just called it a ‘him’) a nice serving of bacon grease or sweet syrup heavily dosed with cayenne pepper. It will not harm the bear but it will tell him that this is not a good place to forage for food and he will head back into the forest for his food needs.
Nathan’s number should you have questions: 209-588-1780
Fish & Game no longer relocates bears like our guy. Rather, they euthanize it. Not a good or fair option for this young bear. Let’s try the bacon, syrup, cayenne method to disinterest him.
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