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It's Bear Safety Season in the Cascades

The #1 tip from biologists to protect awakening black bears: Take down your bird feeder.

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Washington’s black bears are awakening from their winter slumbers–so it’s time for residents to take steps to prevent attracting them to populated areas. The number-one tip from biologists: Take down your bird feeder. A bear that becomes habituated to human food can pose a risk to people and will usually end up euthanized.