A bear has been recently seen in the area of Wild Pony Way and Brown Bear Way.
Please take some time to review the Colorado Parks and Wildlife recommendations to bearproof your home, found at https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeBears2.aspx
Below is some information from this website.
Bearproof your home (and your life)
Get in the habit of being bear-responsible. It’s like recycling — at first it’s a little extra effort, but soon it becomes a better way to live. You can be proud you’re helping to make Colorado a better place for people and bears.
· Don’t feed bears, and don’t put out food for other wildlife that attracts bears.
· Be responsible about trash and bird feeders.
· Burn food off barbeque grills and clean after each use.
· Keep all bear-accessible windows and doors closed and locked, including home, garage and vehicle doors.
· Don’t leave food, trash, coolers, air fresheners or anything that smells in your vehicle.
· Pick fruit before it ripens, and clean up fallen fruit.
· Talk to your neighbors about doing their part to be bear responsible.
Only people (like you) can prevent problems with bears
Black bears are curious, smart and very adaptable. They’re not fussy and will eat just about anything with calories. Bears want to get the most energy they can with the least amount of effort. Every bear’s goal is to get fat enough to live through the winter.
Bear Calorie Counter
Bird seed (7 lbs) = 12,180 calories
Dog Food (25 lbs) = 42,425 calories
Peanut Butter (28 oz) = 4,750 calories
Shortening (3 lbs) = 12,430 calories
Berries (1 lb) = 2,000 calories
Most conflicts between people and bears can be traced to easy-to-get-at human food, garbage, pet food, bird seed or other attractants. When people allow bears to find food, a bear’s natural drive to eat can overcome its wariness of humans.
Bears that get too comfortable around people can destroy property or even become a threat to human safety. Habituated bears must often be destroyed. Please don’t let bears die needlessly. Do your part to bear-proof your home and property, and help keep bears alive and wild.
Garbage kills bears
Much of what people throw away smells like food to a hungry bear. Standard metal or plastic trash cans won’t keep out bears. Once bears learn where it’s easy to get at the garbage, they’ll come back again and again.