Officials urge people to be ‘bear aware’ while exploring outside
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Officials with the Arizona Game and Fish Department want people to be bear aware as they explore the state’s great outdoors.
In the last week, hikers reported bears in Madera Canyon, Elgin and in Thatcher, according to a tweet from the department. Officials urge hikers, campers and anyone outside to make sure their food and garbage are safely locked away from animals to avoid an unwanted encounter.
UPDATE: Another bear sighting reported today @ Madera Canyon in the Santa Ritas, a popular location for birders. While sightings this week are routine, remember bears are shy but curious. Face forward, stand tall, yell, throw non-lethal objects & wave arms if bears get too close. https://t.co/sC8AjGyRdH— AZ Game & Fish Dept (@azgfdTucson) April 30, 2021
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