Bear Proofing County Landfill Dumps--Dumpster Trap
Bears that become accustomed to finding food near residences or businesses can become overly comfortable in the presence of humans and eventually present a safety threat. In 2006, Fish, Wildlife & Parks game warden Jon Obst, with the help of county landfill employees, converted a dumpster into a bear trap to trap and remove a Libby bear repeatedly feeding in a dumpster at the Halfway House Restaurant. Businesses and residences with garbage that repeatedly attract bears have the option of saving bears lives by installing bear resistant garbage containers. For more on bear resistant products, contact your local FWP bear manager or FWP regional office.
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