Bear spotted in Bishop

Screen shot 2014-06-02 at 12.24.11 PM(press release) On Sunday June 1st, 2014, at about 10:00pm the Inyo County Sheriff’ Office was notified of a bear in the roadway on West Line Street across from the DMV. Shortly after deputies arrived, the bear disappeared into thick brush. By 11:00pm the bear reappeared, only this time reports were indicating that the bear was rummaging through trash in the Snow Circle area of Bishop. Sheriff’s Deputies and Tribal Police located the bear in the middle of a residential driveway eating trash. Once spotted the bear ran off into a field east of Longview Street.

According to California Department of Fish and Game bears may be a common occurrence in residential areas this summer due to a lack of food and water in the mountains. It is important to remember that feeding wildlife is detrimental to the animal – once conditioned to human sources of food bears will seek them out creating increased safety concerns for people. For information on bear-proofing your residence please visit Department of Fish and Game’s “Keep me Wild” webpage at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/keepmewild/bear.html.

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Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Gosh,so many thumbs down on my comments….guess I should have kept those thoughts to myself…..BUT….if you lived in my town,you’d see what I mean….I can remember a time it started raining real hard and,within minutes,the town alarms were going off and chatter on the scanner was saying possible floods and… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

I have covered all types of emergency news in Inyo-Mono for 39 years – fires, floods, wrecks, crimes – and the emergency responders provide an incredibly valuable service. Plus, their memory on years of service leads to smart calls about weather, fire and other emergencies. You might want to drop… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Benett….I’m not really attacking the first responders OR the Law Enforcement that happen to be alerted to anytype of emergency that might happen….what I find kinda ridiculous is when OTHERS feel their “expertise” is needed in situations that first responders have actually told me when that happens they are just… Read more »

erik simpson
erik simpson
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, I understand your point. “Bear seen in Mammoth Lakes!” wouldn’t be a very newsworthy story, because it’s an everyday occurrence. And yeah, some people get excited about anything out of the ordinary. This isn’t a safety problem for anything except the bear, who will probably be shot if he… Read more »

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8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

You get all the thumbs down comments because your comments (in general) make no sense.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Yogi for District #1 Supervisor.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

…And how could I have forgotten a couple other “must” things…..reverse 911 calls…..and “authorities” on loud-speakers driving through town ORDERING people to stay inside their homes…or worse yet,ORDERING people to evacuate…

erik simpson
erik simpson
8 years ago

This is a sad thing. Bishop isn’t used to bears, and there’s lots of stuff the bear can and will get into. Garbage cans by the roadside is a regular bear buffet. I’m afraid this isn’t going to end well.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

THANK GOODNESS this bear was able to make it back out into the wild ASAP….on his own !!!….BEFORE anytype of “authorities” had the chance to do what was the “right” thing to do….Here in Inyo County,why do I hear the fire alarms going off in town,closing off the roads, and… Read more »