We’ve got bears

Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:00 PM

Problem(s) Encountered:

This trouble report is about a bear. At about 10:15 pm, a car alarm went off. I went outside with a flashlight and saw a bear halfway in my (rental) car with its paws on the steering wheel.  The car was unlocked but had no food or drinks in it. The bear had opened the car handle and caused no damage. I pointed the flashlight at it and made some noise, and the bear ran downhill into the bushes.

The reason for this report is that the bear seems to have learned that cars sometimes have food, and it has learned how to open them; I doubt it can manage knobs, but there are some doors on the facility that could be pried open. I suggest that future observers lock their car doors.


Please taken care to be more vigilant and cautious when on-site, particularly when alone.  MDM staff are keeping garbage housed in the 1.3m shop (except during business hours on days when pickup is expected).  Please keep food and garbage out of your vehicles.  And lastly, please report any sightings.