Be smarter than the average human – don’t feed the bears

Yogi BearTwo black bears living in coastal Dare County have become so accustomed to being fed by humans that they respond to the sound of a potato chip bag being crinkled.

“People might like the novelty of feeding a bear, or maybe they think they’re being kind, [Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge biologist Dennis] Stewart said, but in all likelihood they’re dooming the animals by feeding them.

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