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Are some bears just born to be bad?

...passed from older bears to the young."We have observed sows pushing cubs into buildings and vehicles to retrieve food rewards," they wrote.Lackey said several bears that have been caught at Tahoe multiple times and released back into the...
Don't feed the wild animals a death sentence for the animal. The animal loses its fear of people, and will approach people looking for a food reward. It can become aggressive, and when its behavior escalates, the situation becomes dangerous for both the moose and...
Bear kills moose at home

...t fence off wildlife from coming in and around residences in Homer, but we can certainly prevent them from getting food rewards from humans and sticking around.? Still, there are instances, like this one, where humans have nothing to encourage...
Get ready, bears are waking up due to the easy pickings we humans leave around. Once that happens, a bear associates the presence of a food reward to a particular place or even similar places. This behavior can pose a safety hazard for humans, pets and livestock...
Mangled car a reminder of bear safety

...a bear will see it as a reward for its efforts. "We're going to have odors, but if they get there and had no food reward, they won't come back as frequently," he said. Selinger said it is important for an entire neighborhood to prepare...
Soldotna mans brush with bear too close for comfort

...have charged, although he pointed out that often bears that have lost their fear of humans have done so by gaining food rewards associated to humans. These could include improperly stored garbage, the contents of unsecured freezers, food for...
Hunters learn dos and don?ts at clinic

...typically become site habituated, not food-item habituated. ?The bears are coming to a spot where they?ve gotten a food reward. Whether that reward is filet mignon or a doughnut doesn?t matter to them. If it did, not a bakery in town would be safe...
Kings: Kasilof peaks, Russian hot hot

...the Russian River interagency coordinator, explained the reasoning behind the regulation. ?Bears that receive a food reward can become habituated and become a risk to public safety. Associating humans with food can extend beyond the Russian River...
Sugarplums dance in their heads, not in classrooms: Wellnes policy leads to fewer sweets in schools rewarded for academic success. Hamburg recommended that parents and teachers look for material rewards instead of food rewards. "My observation is that teachers and parents are switching to more academic related prizes," Hamburg said. He...


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