Bear Proofing

Need to make better bear proof trashcans. Awakened just after dawn by this one early last spring, it was grunting and growling while perched on top of one can trying to peel the lid off of the other and making alarmingly good headway. From an upstairs window I asked it to please not do that and it complied, immediately. After looking up at me for a split second, it turned south and loped off downhill toward the creek.


Good bear.

I like bears but hey, it was in my well established, thoroughly marked territory. I'm sure if we ever meet out in the wild where I have wandered into its territory it will make it clear I'm not welcome and I will leave the area immediately.


That's only fair, for the bear and for me, since we are both creatures of this planet.