It’s hyperphagia time for bears

Bears now seeking extra calories to fatten up for hibernation-

“In case folks have forgotten, though few who read The Wildlife News are in that category, autumn is the time for what might look like gluttonous behavior in bears. In order to survive hibernation, bears needs thousands of what would normally be excess calories to put on fat.

“It is rare for a bear to pass up an obvious meal at any time, but now they are driven to find food. This makes them more dangerous if they have secured a carcass or found a berry patch. They have more incentive to defend it with vigor. They are also more likely to take risks for food. This includes food that is enclosed or on or around people or their habitations.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.thewildlifenews.com

Pets might be more tempting than usual.

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