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Bears Become More Active as Winter Approaches

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Bears Become More Active as Winter Approaches

If there is ever a time to be more vigilant about bears, then it is in the fall. Bears become more active as summer ends and winter approaches. At this time of year, bears are doing everything they can to put on weight before their winter hibernation begins. That means that most bears are eating and drinking virtually nonstop and always looking for their next meal. If you live in bear country, then you must go the extra mile to keep attractants away from these hungry animals. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to do as bears become more active. Why do bears eat more in the fall months? Bears are biologically programmed to chow down as the leaves change and the temperatures drop. This is called “hyperphagia”. In fact, bears can consume up to ten times more calories now than when they do in the spring and summer. For many bears, this means eating up to...

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Bear Encounters on the Rise – What You Can Do to Help

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Bear Encounters on the Rise – What You Can Do to Help

Bears are incredibly smart creatures. If they find a food source, then they will remember that location and visit again and again – often in greater numbers. Unfortunately, if that source is created by nearby humans failing to secure trash and food, then that can lead to a spike in bear encounters. In Vermont this year, the state is experiencing its worst year for bear encounters in recent memory. In 2011, there were 135 bear encounters for the year. In 2022, there have already been 700 reports of bear incidents and the year is only halfway through. The number one cause of this increase is humans not securing trash and food attractants. Unfortunately, this can often lead to property damage, injury, or even death – especially for the bears involved. Here’s what you need to know to help keep bear encounters with humans to a minimum. Never intentionally feed bears We know that bears can be cute and particularly photogenic....

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Shop BearSaver’s Best Sellers To Find Just What You Need

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Shop BearSaver’s Best Sellers To Find Just What You Need

When you need bear- and animal-resistant trash cans and storage lockers, BearSaver is the country’s #1 choice! Shopping with BearSaver means you can feel confident that you’ve selected just the right container to suit your specific needs. We’ve got a robust product line with more than 75 different bear-proof trash cans, dumpsters, and food storage lockers to choose from. But what if you’re just not quite sure where to start? Then we recommend browsing our best sellers to see our most popular products. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly purchased bins we currently have on the market. BearSaver CE Series Double Trash Enclosure, ADA Compliant - CE240-CH The BearSaver CE Series Double Trash Enclosure, ADA Compliant - CE240-CH is a great bin that is appropriate for a variety of needs. This heavy-duty bin has an 80-gallon capacity with two loading chutes that can be used for either trash or recycling simply by changing the decals. The...

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Bears Find Creative Ways to Beat the Heat

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Bears Find Creative Ways to Beat the Heat

We’re in the dog days of summer, and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. For us humans, that means afternoons spent in the air conditioning or by the pool in a bathing suit, sipping an ice-cold drink. But bears, with their thick fur coats and lack of sweat glands, have to find their own creative ways to stay cool on hot summer days. If you’re out and about in bear country on a warm afternoon, then these are the creative things you might find bears doing to keep cool. Looking for shade Just like us, bears enjoy lounging in the shade on a hot day. They can shed heat through their enormous paws as well as other places on their bodies that don’t have fur. This includes their bellies, the inside of their legs, their faces, and their ears. For this reason, it would not be unusual to find a bear stretched out in a shady spot...

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Where Do You Need To Be Bear Aware?

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Where Do You Need To Be Bear Aware?

At BearSaver, we’ve been developing bear-proof trash cans, recycle bins, and other enclosures for more than a decade to help people – and bears – stay safe in Bear Country. But we realize that not everyone may understand exactly where Bear Country is. We think it’s vitally important to understand the types of bears you’ll encounter in North America and where they are most commonly found. After all, you can’t keep yourself protected from bears unless you know where to find them. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the most common bears in Bear Country and where they live. As we like to say, always be Bear Aware! Main species of bears in North America The Bear Family has eight main species, but only three of them are prevalent in North America. These include American Black Bears (Ursus americanus), Brown/Grizzly Bears (Ursus arctos), and Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus). American Black Bears are the most widespread and numerous bears...

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