CPW Issues Warning About Feeding Bears After Cub Is Hit in Evergreen
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has issued another warning about feeding wildlife after a vehicle hit a bear cub on Highway 73 in Evergreen.
According to a tweet from CPW, the cub had wandered into the road because it was searching for food sources from humans, such as uncovered trash cans and bird feeders.
An examination of the bear's body showed that it had eaten cantaloupe, human food waste, and birdseed prior to its death.
"Do bird feeders kill bears? Does your trash kill bears? Yes, on both counts," the organization said in another tweet. "Intentional and unintentional feeding alters how bears use the landscape, concentrating them in areas that create a risk to humans and the lives of bears."
In order to avoid interactions with bears, CPW recommends getting rid of bird feeders, securing your trash, and using an electric fence to protect any backyard livestock you may have.
And, if you do see a bear, make sure to report the sighting here.