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25Oct/090

Hungry bears like minivans

The Yosemite Valley black bears like handouts, syrupy wreckage of a human food cache & minivans. According to research that study 908 vehicles between 2001 and 2007 minivans accounted for 26 percent of the vehicles broken into. Bears have a very keen sense of smell, similar to that of a blood hound. So if there is food near by they can smell it and track it down even if its locked up in a vehicle whose windows and doors are all locked and shut completely. The bears tend to treat vehicles like a soup can and peel it open.

Here is the link to full article if you would like to read more.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/24/MN081A863P.DTL