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Dry Weather Bringing Out Hungry Bears

Dry Weather Bringing Out Hungry Bears

Posted - Jun. 13, 2003 at 12:46 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- Utah's drought is driving bears into closer contact with humans.

Black bears usually keep their distance from people.

But drought is drying up the berries and other wild fruits they usually feed upon.

They often find the food they need near campgrounds, where careless campers leave food and garbage where bears can get it.

Experts say people in the backcountry should dispose of trash properly and keep their camping food were bears can't get to it.

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