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Bear-Proof Food Cans Put to Test in Denali National Park

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

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The bins loaned to visitors of Denali National Park were made to withstand a grizzly bear. Some of the bins have encountered curious and determined bears and have traveled as far and wide as the park's visitors. Some have undergone years abandoned on

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Connie O (44)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 8:31 am
Very interesting article. Apparently the bear cans work and the bears do not try to get into them. Peole need to secure their food when hiking/camping in bear country.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 9:32 am
I remember raccoons as big a Dobermans getting into our stuff in Allegany Park in New York. My mother signed the flashlight on them. They looked back at her as if to say, "Thanks for the light lady." No fear or respect whatsoever!

. (0)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 10:13 am
We as a people, really have no respect for the property of others. I know I should respond to these great cans, but, I just can't get over thoughtless people.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 10:20 am
These sound like a great idea. Leave it to humans to try and screw it up.

David C (129)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 11:37 am
thanks, seeing grizzlies in the wild is an amazing opportunity, but we need to be safe for them and us.....

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 12:07 pm
These food cans are very valuable in preventing bear encounters, but in Denali you have more than just your food supplies to worry about.

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 4:37 pm

Ruth M (235)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 4:42 pm

Winnie A (179)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 7:31 pm

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 8:22 pm
Fascinating article. I think that I will camp somewhere without grizzlies bears are a wee bit more mellow but still they do love their food if someone gets careless!

Dianne D (490)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 8:51 pm
Good idea but how many people will go out of their way to use them. I'm guessing very few.

Ruth C (87)
Monday September 2, 2013, 6:02 am
I agree Dianne.

Sara P (54)
Monday September 2, 2013, 7:00 am
Noted Cher, thanks for sharing.

Elisabeth T (0)
Monday September 2, 2013, 10:40 am
Thanks for sharing this information.

Emily Fliegel (0)
Monday September 2, 2013, 12:24 pm

Nancy Black (308)
Monday September 2, 2013, 6:10 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared, read article. Interesting to know that there are always some humans who can't follow the rules or use good sense in using a product the way it is supposed to be used.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 5:42 pm
Hope it's a success!
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