Don’t feed the bears! Parks officials are reminding everyone that you’re not only putting yourself in danger, you are also putting the bears in danger of becoming habituated and needing to be destroyed. They get it – the bears are beautiful and it’s a wonderful experience to be able to see them on a mountain drive, but they are not pets, for Pete’s Sake. Sure, they may “like” the taste of your sandwich, but what happens when they go rustling through your campsite looking for more? It won’t end well for the bear.
If you can help, do your part, call parks if you see ANYONE feeding the bears. Even better if you can get the licence plate number and a photo (ask your passenger to do this) – CALL 1-888 WARDENS!