Bears Searching For Sweets Near Homes As Hibernation Nears

By | October 4, 2018

Elissa Chott spears an apple tree with a makeshift rod she constructed with a paint roller and epoxy. CREDIT NICK MOTT / MTPR

Montana Public Radio has an article that begins…

As temperatures cool, bears all over the state are venturing closer to humans in search of calories for the winter. One Missoula organization is helping keep conflicts between bears and people to a minimum, and giving back to the community at the same time.

Elissa Chott says all winter long, her car smells like apple pie. She’s the bears and apples coordinator with the Great Bear Foundation, and that apple-y aroma is because every fall she spends her days knocking apples off trees with a long, metal rod.

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