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Bear proofing your home is the law in Colorado

Post By: Abel1      Posted: 9/13/2019 7:57:34 AM     Points: 206    
There are some good tips in this article for campers/hikers too. [log in for link]
 Reply by: Jamesbo      Posted: 9/13/2019 10:39:50 AM     Points: 489    
As a Green Bay Packer fan I whole heartedly support Bear proofing homes!
 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 9/18/2019 5:22:17 PM     Points: 206    
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Unfortunately I did not have my camera but I'll have it with me at this time next week. Coming home traveling south on Sante Fe on the East side I see 3 trash cans provided by Waste Management full to the rim with trash and the lids open. Alongside them and in between several bags of trash also opened. Behind this line of waste is a corral full of little pigmy goats. Granted this is probably the end of the driveway but nothing like ringing the dinner bell.
 Reply by: Luke the Dog      Posted: 9/26/2019 8:27:24 AM     Points: 34    
Also as a Packers fan, Bear proofing is not necessary. The Bears will not have the leadership or skills to get into your house...much less the playoffs
 Reply by: kicker      Posted: 9/26/2019 2:49:29 PM     Points: 112    
Instead of euthanizing a bear for getting into a dumb owners trash can, euthanize the owner.
Boy if it could be done.
Cleanse the gene pool.
Fine them at a high rate.

They make bear proof trash cans but not cheap for good one.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 9/27/2019 10:10:49 AM     Points: 34    
The late great Chuck Collins of the old 11 Mile General Store owned cabins where I always stayed when playing hooky. Very late one night I walked out to grab something from the car. The porch light was out so I didn't see the 400 pound bear sitting on the ground facing me right next to my car. I performed an immediate vertical pogo jump of 4 foot 180 with a twist(of my drawers). Immediately sober. Slept with one eye open all night. Walked out to go fishing before dawn(carefully). This bear completely turned over one of those industrial steel dumpsters with locking bar that Chuck had purchased specifically to prevent bear/trash problems. He pried the weakest opening and successfully got in and out for a meal of some kind. It took 3 of us to turn it back over. Surprised he didn't break into my car which had fish in the cooler, bloody coveralls and open bags of Fritos and popcorn.
 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: 9/27/2019 12:57:37 PM     Points: 165    
^ According to kicker's logic, all you who were involved should have been euthanized then... :)
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 9/28/2019 9:45:21 PM     Points: 34    
Death penalty for parking violations also?
 Reply by: kicker      Posted: 9/29/2019 6:39:41 AM     Points: 112    
I have no sympathy for people that are dumb or inconsiderate.
So if it were legal to thin the gene pool I say go for it.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 9/29/2019 2:25:35 PM     Points: 34    
Dont let the law hold you back junior.
 Reply by: VolcanoSteve      Posted: 9/30/2019 8:28:38 AM     Points: 6    
How do you keep bears out of your yard? Paint a goal line around it. Go Pack Go!