Bear sightings have been reported in this area of Missouri and St. Louis County. Be ‘Bear Aware’!
Learn more about bears in Missouri here: https://mo-wildwood.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/7248/Missouri-BearWise-Information v
𝗡𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀
Intentionally feeding bears or allowing them to find anything that smells or tastes
like food teaches bears to approach homes and people looking for more. Bears will
defend themselves if a person gets too close, so don’t risk your safety and theirs!
𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱, 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝘆𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴
Food and food odors attract bears, so don’t reward them with easily available food,
liquids or garbage.
𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲
Birdseed and grains have lots of calories, so they’re very attractive to bears.
Removing feeders is the best way to avoid creating conflicts with bears.
𝗡𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗲𝘁 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿𝘀
Feed pets indoors when possible. If you must feed pets outside, feed in single
portions and remove food and bowls after feeding. Store pet food where bears
can’t see or smell it.
𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 & 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀
Clean grills after each use and make sure that all grease, fat and food particles
are removed. Store clean grills and smokers in a secure area that keeps bears out.
𝗔𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗯𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆
See bears in the area or evidence of bear activity? Tell your neighbors and share information on how to avoid bear conflicts. Bears have adapted to living near people; now it’s up to us to adapt to living near bears.