The Parker Police Department was notified of two black bear sightings in the Town of Parker this week. Parker Police notified Colorado Parks and Wildlife of the sighting. Reports stated the bear was hopping fences and digging in dumpsters, but had shown no signs of being aggressive.
The Parker Police Department would like to help residents become Bear Aware. According to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Web site:
• Don’t feed bears, and don’t put out food for other wildlife that attracts bears.
• Be responsible about trash and bird feeders.
• Burn food off barbecue grills and clean after each use.
• Don’t leave food, trash, coolers, air fresheners or anything that smells in your vehicle.
• Pick fruit before it ripens and clean up fallen fruit.
• Talk to your neighbors about doing their part to be bear-responsible.
If you see a bear yell, blow a whistle, clap your hands and make other loud noises. But never approach or corner a bear. Bear sightings may be reported to the Parker Police Department at 303.841.9800 or to Parks and Wildlife at 303.291.7227.
For more information on bear safety, please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Web site at http://wildlife.state.co.us.