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FEEDING BEARS DOG FOOD?

Have you heard this? On the news, they said people are feeding the bears. In Ca. they are wondering why so many bears are showing up in peoples yards. Then they and found out some people have been feeding them dog food. So they have to come out and kill them for the safety of the people, why would anyone feed a bear dog food?

 
MyAngel003

Asked by MyAngel003 at 8:40 AM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Pets

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  • I've never heard of people actually feeding bears but i have heard of bears being attracted by food people leave out for their pets. Heck when I lived in rural Pennsylvania our neighbor had to take down his bird feeder because it was attracting bears. One neighbor down the road left a McDonald's bag in their car and left the windows rolled down and had to call animal control to get the bear out of her car the next morning,.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:15 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Um, just curious, but why is this in the RELIGIOUS DEBATE category??
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 12:13 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • If you have an outside dog, it's the DOG you are feeding...NOT the bears. The bears are just being opportunistic. They are going to eat any pet food that is left within reach. They will dig through dumpsters to get to something they smell. Basically, if they are in your area, they'll be in your yard looking for easy grub. Now that that's out of the way, why is this in religious debate exactly??
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 1:18 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I heard that the bears were attracted to the dog food some people left our for their dogs, not that people were actually feeding them. Also, they don't kill the bears, they tranquilize them & have animal control bring them far into the woods.

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:58 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • There have been black bears spotted in our county and residents have been told not to leave pet food out because it brings the bears closer. A hungry bear will be attracted to trash, pet food, human food, gardens, etc and will come to investigate and/or eat.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 12:23 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • SORRY, I must have hit the wrong button I meant to put it else where. Not a religious subject at all.
    MyAngel003

    Comment by MyAngel003 (original poster) at 2:17 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Not religious but you aren't too far off base. There was a group of people up in Canada feeding bears dogfood to scare off people from their Marijuana crops.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67H5NJ20100819


    shrugging

    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:24 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Good way to ensure a mauling if they run out of dog food ...
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 6:34 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Thanks for the forgiveness.
    MyAngel003

    Comment by MyAngel003 (original poster) at 7:15 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

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