Bears in Crowley

bears-3.jpgSpring is making its way into the Eastern Sierra and the communities of Mono County. Springtime means local roads are opening, fishing season has begun, wildflowers are in bloom, and local wildlife are starting to come out of hibernation looking for food.

This is the mountains and bears do share our space. There have been a few reports in the community of Crowley Lake of a local bear snacking on bird feeders and bird seed. Where many of us try to help feed local wildlife, like the birds, please remember this also attracts other wildlife, such as bears. Due to the current drought conditions, it is anticipated that bears may be forced to seek out food other than their native diet.

Please remember some simple tips to lessen the likelihood of a bear encounter: to avoid vehicle break-ins, do not leave food, wrappers, ice chests, lunch boxes, etc. in your vehicle; do not leave outdoor trash cans open, unattended and unsecured; use proper bear proof food storage containers; do not leave out any type of food including pet food and bird seed; make sure all BBQ’s and outdoor cooking areas are kept clean to prevent problems with bears; and, if you accidentally come “face to face” with a bear, slowly step back and make as much noise as possible to alert the bear of your presence. Please do not take matters into your own hands. These simple tips are for your safety and the safety of our local bears.

If these simple tips do not work, and your safety is still at risk, please do not hesitate to call the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 932-7549 ext. 7 for non-emergencies, or 911 for emergencies, or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Please be safe and cognizant of wildlife in all communities throughout Mono County!

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

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Roy
Roy
8 years ago

Two weeks ago I was driving in my city when a lady in a new Lexus passed me in the number one lane, I saw that she was texting on her cell phone…. As we were coming to a red light, there was a large city utility truck stopped for… Read more »

Roy
Roy
8 years ago

As someone who camps 50-60 days a year in the area I can’t believe the number of people that leave everything they have out in the open in their campsites….When I camp there is absolutely nothing but my camp chair and tent visible in my site when I leave for… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

…..I heard there was a bear in Lone Pine Campground last week….and next week,I’ll find out on a camping-fishing trip if they are “visiting” Greys Meadow outside of Independence…..As far as the advise on what to do,thanks for the advise…..but I’m thinking if I do happen to see or encounter… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

WAYNE…! In this day and age, even the HOMELESS have cell phones !! Why don’t you join the rest of us, and embrace one of the many conveniences of the 21st century. Some of them even do OTHER things too…

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

Rick….MANY people tell me the same thing about cell phones….but choose not to do them for a few reasons…even after one of my employers offered me one and a free plan to go along with it…first,have trouble understanding how they operate and seeing the numbers to dial…don’t like getting calls… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

Cell phones are mental masturbation. They make you think you are doing something when you aren’t. And every thing that Wayne said is right. POTS forever. What is more rude than being in a conversation with someone who gets an “urgent” phone call and motions you to wait while he… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken Warner….I do the same thing if I’m talking to someone in person ,and if they happen to get a call on their cell phone, if they put ME on hold for our conversation…..I just walk away….or how about when someone is going through a checkout at a store and… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Ken….AND…..don’t even get me started on “texting”…..how about when your standing in a line of people…and the person in front of you is “texting” someone…and while the line is moving forward,your standing still behind this person “texting” while they too are standing still so as to not mix-up their letters… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken Warner….Here’s another one I like….How about when your in a room of 3 or 4 people talking,and one of them gets a cell-phone call….and then turns around and holds their hand up in the air….like the other people in the room talking should be quiet and shut-up while they… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

….or how about this scenario……you walk into a room and someone is there with their back turned sitting at a chair….and you maybe have a question for them,or just something to say……unaware,since their back is turned to you,they are “texting” someone….and when you start a dialogue with them,they turn around… Read more »