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Increased Bear Activity in Boulder Causing Potential Problems

April 10th, 2020

Increased bear activity is ramping up in Boulder as bears started coming out of hibernation last month. Officials have already begun the lockdown of trash cans and other potential food receptacles to prevent bears from coming into human populated areas. Bears that come into town and find food are more likely to return, putting them at risk of being killed by vehicles or consuming harmful chemicals or materials. Staying in town also poses the risk of bears losing their natural fear of people, which could force wildlife officers to euthanize the animals to protect public safety. There has been an... Read More

Bear Warning Issued in Boulder–6 Tips For Staying Safe

June 1st, 2019

Boulder county residents beware–bears have come out of hibernation. The City of Boulder has issued a warning to residents warning them to be aware of potential danger, especially as the bear population has become more prevalent in Boulder, especially east of Broadway. The city has issued a few tips for Boulder residents to stay safe as summer approaches: If you see a bear, stay calm. Don’t run – the bear may chase you. Make yourself look large and back away. Give the bear room to leave. Never throw food to distract a bear. This teaches the bear to approach people for food. Bear-proof... Read More

Prepare for Dumpster-Diving Bear Season

October 1st, 2014

Recently, a lot of people have noticed black bears investigating the dumpsters behind their homes. Black bears are on the search for more food before they go into hibernation, and they have been making a wealth of recent appearances in Boulder. They’ll eat up to 20,000 calories a day, which is almost twice the amount that olympic swimmer Michael Phelps consumes on a daily basis. These bears are on the prowl, and they are ready to wreak some minor havoc. On Saturday, for example, two cubs crashed a wedding. They weren’t aggressive, but much like unwanted in-laws, they got a little... Read More