Deep Creek Lake-The Summer of the Black Bear. 2016 has been the summer of the black bear! I have had multiple sightings already over this summer and anticipate many more. We have heard through friends, family, clients and social media of many, many sightings throughout the last few months. These majestic creatures can be fascinating to see in their natural habitat. Problem is we can see them in areas that are really not native to them.
Why are we having so many you ask? My thoughts…? TRASH! Be it around restaurant’s, rentals homes or local trash cans, they are easily seduced by a free meal. I know they are exciting to witness in real life, but these free meals create a dependency of humans which is not good. It also gets us closer to the animals which can potentially be a dangerous situation for pets, children and adults.
If you do see them on your visit here please try to respect their space and leave them alone. Do not try to feed or interact with them in and way. I talked to the Department of Natural Resources over a recent sighting and they advised me to clear the area of people and pets and the bears will leave. Here is a blog that I routinely post to refresh the basic do and don’ts of bear safety.
Black Bears and Deep Creek Lake go hand in hand which we are very proud of. Please just use common sense to insure the safety of your family and the bears.