Don't Feed Bears Hamburgers
Eagle, Colorado has a Burger King right off I-70, and is also surrounded by wooded mountains, making it a perfect location for bears. A female black bear and her three cubs had been rummaging through the dumpster there, and were drawing a crowd. Some people actually bought burgers for the bears and fed them by hand. “This is an extraordinary example of stupid and irresponsible behavior by people,” DOW regional manager Ron Velarde said. Now the bears will associate food with people. Division of Wildlife would like any information leading to the people who were feeding the bears. There are serious fines for feeding wildlife. Also it endangers the wildlife, and the citizens in the area. There had been previous reports of this sow entering a car foraging for food.
Eagle does not have ordinances in place for bear resistant dumpsters or trash cans, but in bear country it is a good idea to have bear resistant dumpsters in place to reduce bear human interactions. From VailDaily.com.