Bears love garbage.

Letters: Bears love garbage

Sooke resident concerned with how easy a bear gets into garbage

I have seen a bear trap close to this sighting within the past few weeks. Living in the area you think there would be some sort of effort to keep the bears away, made by the people living in the area.

I can’t help but also notice how easy it was for this bear to get a hold of the trash. There isn’t even a lid on the can. This was at around 7:30 a.m. and had there been a lock, lid, bungy cord anything, maybe the bear wouldn’t have bothered. Perhaps he’d run off in the woods and eat berries like a good bear.  Also down the street there was another bag ripped apart.

I hate to see these bears destroyed, or moved but we’re not making it any easier for them. I’ve had my garbage destroyed by bears at least three times in the past couple years. No matter what I did it came and ripped apart my garbage can. I had no choice but to move it indoors and remove it as it accumulated.

The pics aren’t great, but I wanted to show how it’s made so easy for them. I’m no expert but this bear looks a tad thin. Might be the reason for easy food run. Let’s try to protect ourselves and the bears by being bear aware.

Deanna Brett

Sooke

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