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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants you to be “bear aware”

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants you to be “bear aware”
Posted at 12:14 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 12:14:19-04

Virginia – The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF)  wants you to be aware of bears in your era while knowing how to react to them when ever they’re in your presence.

So what should you do if you see a bear?

The VDGIF says you should keep a nice respectful distance between you and the bear.  Because the bear will more than likely flee.

They also say that you should bring your pets inside to provide a clear path for them to leave your property.

Also if a bear is on your yard eating some sort of food, they say the best way for it to not return is to remove the food source.

Experts say if you see a cub on your property, the worst thing you can do is feed it.

Preventing problems with bears is a shared responsibility between the citizens of Virginia and the VDGIF.

They want to remind us that a bear is a wild animal no matter what its age is.

If you experience a bear problem you are asked to call the Wildlife Conflict Helpline at (855)-571-9003.