The Bear Activity in Town of Mammoth Really Picked up over the Last 10 days. It’s officially time for the first “MLPD Bear Beat” of 2022!

 

MLPD Bear Beat

Bear Activity in Mammoth Lakes from July 1 – 26, 2022

This Month’s Theme: If a bear is in an open dumpster, is it the bear’s fault?

7/2, 9:04 p.m., Forest Trail – Bear attempting to break into neighbor’s house. Gone on arrival.
7/3, 4:14 a.m., Rainbow Lane – Bear locked in car. Keep your car food and scent free, doors locked, and windows up.
7/4, 6:06 a.m., Hidden Valley Road – Bear in open dumpster. No comment.
7/6, 5:54 a.m., Commerce Circle – Bear in open dumpster. No comment.
7/9, 8:42 p.m., Main Lodge – Bear in car. Keep your car food and scent free, doors locked, and windows up. Gone on arrival.
7/10, 10:39 p.m., Lake Mary Loop – Bear in campground…in the woods.
7/13, 11:13 a.m., Old Mammoth Road – Bears in a tree.
7/15, 12:48 a.m., Lakeview Drive – Bear in open dumpster. No comment.
7/17, 7:42 p.m., Main Street – Bear in campground.
7/18, 4:31 a.m., St. Anton Circle – Bear in House. Bear scared off by MLPD.
7/18, 9:41 p.m., Chamonix Place – Bear came into house through an open window. Bear ran off when homeowner arrived.
7/19, 3:36 a.m., Sierra Nevada Road – Bear casually going in and out of neighbor’s open garage getting food from the freezer. Garage secured by MLPD.
7/19, Time Unknown, Alpine Circle – Bear came into house through an open window while family away on vacation. Turned on kitchen faucet causing severe water damage. Report taken.
7/20, 12:58 p.m., Highway 203 – Bear was hit and killed. Please slow down!
7/21, 3:33 a.m., Vacation Place – Bear in garage, hazed by MLPD.
7/21, 12:21 p.m., Camp High Sierra – Bear trying to break into bear boxes the previous night.
7/21, 9:54 p.m., Vacation Place – Bear in same house as earlier. Gone when MLPD arrived.
7/22, 12:03 a.m., Sierra Nevada Road – Bear walking around. Gone on arrival.
7/22, 10:15 p.m., Sherwin Creek Road – Momma bear teaching her cub how to break into trailers. Gone when MLPD arrived.
7/24, 6:10 p.m., Lake Mary Loop – Looky-loos bugging a bear. Crowd dispersed.
7/25, 2:07 p.m., Coldwater Campground – Bear walking in the woods.
7/25, 3:53 p.m., Lake Mamie – Bear feasting on improperly stored food. A bunch of dummies are
standing too close to the bear trying to get selfies. Crowd dispersed.
7/26, 12:18 a.m., Lake George – Bear in kitchen. Bears scared off by MLPD. Keep those doors and windows locked.

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Timothy Treadwell
Timothy Treadwell
3 months ago

all Bears should be hazed.

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 months ago

Timothy Treadwell

As the REAL Timothy Treadwell found out the hard way,sometimes human contact with Bears doesn’t go as planned…

Last edited 3 months ago by David Dennison
Luke
Luke
3 months ago
Reply to  David Dennison

That’s the truth. Timothy Treadwell was the laughing stock of Alaska back then as he still is now. However the problem has never been the Bears, it’s always been the humans.

mono resident
mono resident
3 months ago

stupid humans should be hazed

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

mono resident
Some of the outright stupidity I’ve seen,heard about and witnessed up here on the week-ends,especially the past couple years,maybe a better idea to TAZE them instead..

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 months ago

…And a photo flooding the internet now,a ML Bear sitting on a picnic table bench eating off the table….while the tourists are gathered around,with children in their arms and smart phones snapping pictures…no clue what-so-ever they’re signing a death warrant for that Bear…

Luke
Luke
3 months ago
Reply to  David Dennison

I just booked a trip and headed up to TOML. I’m bringing treats for the bears.

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke

Luke
If you’re from down south,it wouldn’t surprise me…
Something to take back home,photos and selfies,to show to the SoCal frat-boys….

BobK
BobK
3 months ago
Reply to  David Dennison

How about reopening bear season under Fish and game (wioldlife) guidelines like in the past. You don’t see the same type of problems in other areas of the state that have Bear seasons except to a lesser degree in Tahoe.

mono resident
mono resident
3 months ago
Reply to  BobK

“lesser degree in Tahoe”? You don’t get out much, do you.

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 months ago
Reply to  BobK

BobK Not the answer…IMO… The areas that have Bear problems in our mountains and the Sierra are the same areas that are over-run by people….. where the tourists invade and gather,and because of their behavior or lack of..not because of too many Bears and warranting longer hunting seasons and more… Read more »

Ken Shuck
Ken Shuck
3 months ago

The town would be well served to bring back Wildlife Officer Steve. Our bears need a whisperer.

Jerk Lunch
Jerk Lunch
3 months ago
Reply to  Ken Shuck

Yeah, just what we need…some angry guy walking around drunk, flashing his pistol.

erik simpson
erik simpson
3 months ago

Sounds like intelligence tests are being administered. Some get passing grades, some don’t. If it’s people vs.bears, guess who’s ahead.

Tinner
Tinner
3 months ago

Are those who are feeding the bears being cited or are we more concerned about hurting their feelings and possibly losing their future tourism dollars?