05/02/12 - 8:46am
In effort to avoid human-bear encounters, the city of Kenai asks residents to remove bear attractants from outdoor areas.
Common bear attractants include garbage left in open containers, bird feeders, dirty barbecues and accessories, dog food, and outdoor freezers.
The eastern portion of Kenai, the Kenai River bluff, and the Beaver Creek bluff have higher concentrations of brown bears than other parts of the city. The goal of eliminating bear attractants is to ensure that bears stay focused on natural food sources.