INCIDENT: Bear sighting
DATE & TIME: October 28, 2014 at about 9:20pm.
LOCATION: Near the intersection of Dorrance Meadow Road & Rim Drive
BY: Sgt. Dan Bilyeu
REPORTING PARTY: Davis, Sharon La Pine, Oregon
On October 28, 2014 at approximately 9:20 pm, Ms. Davis, a La Pine resident, living on Rim Drive reported having a black bear on her front porch, eating cat food. Deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area but were unable to locate the bear. They did however confirm a bear print was on the porch near the cat food dish.
According to Ms. Davis and another neighbor, they suspected that a bear may have knocked over trash cans along Rim Drive earlier in the morning but there had been no actual sightings confirming this information.
This information is being provided to remind residents in this area and many similar residential areas near forest lands, that wildlife, to include bears and mountain lions may also be frequenting the area. Pets should be secured inside where and when possible and pet food should not be left out or easily accessible to wildlife.
Many residents of Deschutes County live in places where frequent or occasional contact with wildlife is a fact of life, especially with cooler temperatures on the way. We ask that you respect their space and not approach or feed them. When someone suspects an animal is becoming a problem or threat to safety, report it immediately.
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