Bears spotted in Altadena

Residents of the Chaney Trail neighborhood report increased bear activity around garbage day, and it's recommended to keep your garbage inside and bring it out the morning of trash collection. 

(There was some discussion as to a good deterrant -- a perimeter of predator urine, available online, might keep them away, and so might a "fence" of omnivore -- i.e. human -- urine. How you draw the perimeter is up to you, but small boys might find this chore fun  ...)

And reader Lee Johnson spotted a bear a few feet from the picture window at the 200 block of Taos Road on Aug. 15: "Easily scared away but too close for comfort, especially with open windows."


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