Spring weather in the mountains means hungry bears
Spring weather in the mountains means hungry bears – Tri-County News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding people that with spring weather coming to the mountains, bears that have been in winter dens will be emerging soon and they will be hungry. Bears will be in a difficult position this year as they come out of their dens and are met with historic snow loads across their habitat. The grasses and other sprouts that would usually be greening up with the melting of snow won’t be available until much later in the spring, said CDFW officials. Because of a late thaw, bears will instinctively move to lower elevations to find those fresh greens, but the snow will make them search for easier routes like roads and trails. This is going to bring bears down into urban areas as they move through the mountains.