Bears and fawns, oh my: Washington expert says leave baby deer alone, discourage bruins

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https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/jun/01/bears-and-fawns-oh-my-washington-expert-says-leave-baby-deer-alone-discourage-bruins/

ByTerry Otto, for The ColumbianPublished:June 1, 2021, 6:03amShare:

A bear helps itself to a birdfeeder in a backyard. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Tom Moats contends that if you are feeding birds in bear country during the spring, you are bound to draw bears. Birds have plenty of wild food available in the spring.
A bear helps itself to a birdfeeder in a backyard. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Tom Moats contends that if you are feeding birds in bear country during the spring, you are bound to draw bears. Birds have plenty of wild food available in the spring. (Contributed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)Photo Gallery

This the time of year when humans encounter wildlife. Deer and other animals are having babies, and bears are emerging from their winter dens hungry. The bears are desperately seeking sources of food, and are drawn to bird feeders, trash cans and pet food near homes. Also, deer are having fawns, sometimes in close proximity to people who think they need to swoop in to help when they shouldn’t.

According to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Tom Moats, people discover fawns…

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