Birdfood is an attractive handout for a hungy bear. Unfortunately for the bears it is attracting them into populated areas and putting them at risk.
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Bears hibernating under homes may come out to get a bit of sun. If this happens, don't panic, call us to help. About 50-100 bears are sleeping under Tahoe homes and cabins right now, most of them peacefully, undetected and undisturbed. It happens every winter.
Drought conditions in the Lake Tahoe area could mean more bear encounters. If you listen to veteran Bear League director Ann Bryant, you might want to start taking some serious precautions if you have a place in the Tahoe area.