WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Game Officials Warn of Black Bears

April 10, 2012

Virginia game officials are advising residents that black bears are on the move, and people will need to keep food sources in their yards to a minimum to keep the critters from becoming visitors.

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says bears generally avoid humans but may wander into suburban areas in search of a meal.

The department says bears are most commonly attracted to bird feeders, garbage, compost piles and pet food. They also can be lured by outdoor grills, livestock food, fruit trees and beehives.

The department says household trash or anything that smells like food shouldn't be stored in vehicles or on porches or decks. Trash containers should be kept inside and taken to the curb only on the day of collection, not the night before.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 146817965