Paul Ellis received another email from The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission asking citizens to get “pre-beared” as the bears will soon be coming out of hibernation. Local wildlife officer, Kristin Cannon, and Urban Wildlife Conservation Coordinator, Val Matheson, will give a presentation on “Bears in Boulder” next Tuesday, March 19, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Boulder public library.
This article is titled “Get Prepared for Bear Season,” sent Monday, March 4, 2013 1:01 pm.
Unlike mountain lions, bears do hibernate, are most active between dusk and dawn, eat grasses, forbs (broadleaved plants), berries, insects, and newborn animals when vegetation is scarce. If you do see a bear, stay calm, do not run, make yourself look big, talk loudly and back away slowly. Hibernation dates will vary depending on the weather, but is usually from mid-late November to early-mid May. To discourage bears from being interested in what is on your property, do not leave pet food outside, clean BBQ grills thoroughly and store in a garage or shed after use, keep trash with food items in a bear resistant container or store in a garage or shed until the morning of pickup, bird feeders should be removed from April to November or hung so that a bear could not access it. To read the whole article, click on the title underlined and listed above.