Bear enters under Duluth front yard | Grand Forks Herald

Janet Anderson’s bear is unusual in that it is a snack for midnight.

“He is interested in pizza boxes,” said Anderson, who dug a hole in the front yard of the Congolese neighborhood. And pumpkins. The oil is rich in pumpkin seeds. ”

It seems that the bear still packs a few pounds[3 kg]before winter. There is bear scum, garbage and food scraps scattered in Anderson and its neighboring backyards, and the strong and pungent smell coming from the cave makes no doubt about what is dripping down below.

The pit is about 24 inches wide but the cave is so far below the yard that you can’t see the bear from the outside.

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“No one wanted to be dragged in there,” Anderson said.

The pit was dug on a concrete wall. According to Anderson, 100 years ago, the foundation of the house would be laid in the middle of the rocks.

“We do not know how far he will go. But before that, there were no holes. “Somehow she knows she’ll find this huge cave under her backyard if she digs a little,” said Anderson. She has a very small basement apartment.

The only problem now is that the bear is in turmoil. For some reason, perhaps the unusually warm spring weather, or the local food supply, or both, the bear is not yet asleep.

“You know he’s eating well. “We cleared six piles yesterday,” Anderson said Thursday.

“Every morning,” she says, “there is another bag of rubbish in my neighbor’s trash can.”

The next night, the bear went out to the front porch and ate the FedEx package, Anderson said, leaving only the pack.

Anderson’s family always used their backyard, so a visitor’s neighbor took a look at the big hole that was dug in November.

Black bears are very common in dwarfs.  And according to the DNR Wildlife Manager, the food in the city, especially the garbage, inspires them to go to bed later and wake up early, just like a bear throwing trash cans in a Congolese neighborhood in December 2021.  Clint Austin / 2015 File / Duluth News Tribune

Black bears are very common in dwarfs. And according to the DNR Wildlife Manager, the food in the city, especially the garbage, inspires them to go to bed later and wake up early, just like a bear throwing trash cans in a Congolese neighborhood in December 2021. Clint Austin / 2015 File / Duluth News Tribune

Anderson does not hurt the bear, which seems to be only at night. In fact, she longs for the winter. They are coming this weekend to set up a travel camera to see if anyone can find photos of bears.

“I have no problem. We used to have bears in the yard. I chased them. “But we never knew we would spend the winter before,” she said, adding that Duluth’s beauty team is a species of wildlife such as fox, deer and bear.

Anderson called the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Department of Wildlife and then a private wildlife conservationist for advice, but she did not like the response.

“The DNR said, ‘Pour water over the well and use the horn to release it (wildlife removal expert),'” Anderson said. “The problem is, even though the bear came out, the cave is very big, we don’t have enough material to fill it and I think it will go back to sleep.

Anderson says the bear is more concerned about people than it is about people. She says some neighbors are deliberately feeding the bears, which continues to be out of the cave for handouts.

“We can let him stay if he wants to,” she told me. “For now, I will keep the bear quiet. let it be.”

Most Nordic bears fall asleep in late October or early November, as natural food tells them that they have enough fat to survive in the wild during daylight hours and that their bodies do not eat all winter. Once in the cave, although you may not always be fully awake, you generally save energy to sleep without food for a long time. They usually come out in March or April to start feeding again.

Martha Minchak, director of wildlife for Duluth area of ​​Minnesota DNR, says she receives calls from bears almost every year, especially in the Duluth area.

“It’s probably too late to go to bed,” Minchak said. It is usually the matter of daylight that motivates them to go to their caves. … But with the Dull Bears, I got a call in February, and to start again in March. If there is good food in the city, sometimes they eat instead of sleeping. ”

“Dull bears seem to fall asleep late and wake up early,” Minchak added.

Over the past two years, droughts around Duluth and Northland have resulted in a number of bear grievances as a result of weak or unavailable berry crops and the declining crop yields of acorns, hazel and other natural bears.

Experts say that to keep bears from hanging around, store your trash cans in your garage or shed until morning; Do not feed birds from April to October; And make sure you avoid food or rot that pets may find. (Of course your neighbors should do the same.) If you have garden or fruit trees, bears can be very difficult to get rid of, but there are fence options.

DNR generally does not remove or move bears as it did years ago because most bears are extinct by any means, often trying to return to their habitat. Instead, the DNR requires people to learn to live with bears or, as a last resort, bear bears. That happened in mid-November in Lake Moos, when Minchak, a bear, was shot while trying to dive under the roof.

Bears are very common in rodents. Surrounded by forested arches and dense jungles and river valleys into the heart of the city, bears often wander into neighborhoods and even downtown.

In recent years, bears and other hanging animals have roamed the streets of Duluth Entertainment outside the city hall. And There is a famous story of a bear breaking into a front window in 1929 and entering the Downtown Hotel.

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The city has bears living here all year long. The city, with its fruit trees, oak trees, and acacia landscapes, and especially the easy-to-collect garbage cans, offers a lot for the occasional dog or human bear.

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