Winter is almost here, and local bears are nearing the deadline for their long nap. It is "crunch time" (pun intended) for the bears to put on some weight and stock up for winter. When scavenging for food in the forest isn’t enough, bears usually look for an easier source of chow. Bear sightings are showing up on peoples social media pages all over the state. With each one having a common denominator.... Bears love scrounging in trash.

Luckily, something as simple as a Halloween decoration can keep bears out of your trash. Turns out, I am not the only one who is afraid of creepy clowns.