Friday, September 7, 2012

Bears come to town

The New York Times reported today, dateline Denver, that bears are increasingly "coming to town" to find food, as drought conditions deprive them of their usual fare.  Here's an excerpt:
In addition to destroying crops, this summer's record-breaking drought has also killed off wild acorns, berries and grasses that sustain animals like mule deer, elk and bears.  Without that food, the great outdoors is pushing its way inside, looking for calories wherever they can be found.  
Bears have been spotted lumbering through alleys, raiding garbage cans and scooting into people's homes through open windows and unlocked kitchen doors. 
A bear in Telluride, Colorado even tried storming a hotel bar.

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