Even empty garbage cans will attract bears to your doorstep!

Bear sightings have been reported throughout the Elk Valley. WildSafeBC was out yesterday talking to residents about securing attractants. Many people routinely leave their empty garbage cans outdoors. Please be reminded that even an empty can is a visual cue for a hungry bear and bears may be attracted by the odour of the can itself.
Locking up garbage, cleaning up fruit trees and securing all attractants will help prevent the needless destruction of bears and result in a safer community for people and bears.
For more information on bear proofing your property visit www.wildsafebc.com
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