Bear cub cared for at Cottonwood Rehab. Courtesy/Cottonwood Rehab
From Cottonwood Rehab:
We have been hearing a lot of rumors that people want New Mexico Game and Fish to move a mother bear and her three incredible babies from Los Alamos.
This is what happens. Springer, the first bear was bitten by another bear and is lucky to be alive. Half of her pelvis was severely infected. Sandia is an orphan and was found starving to death.
Anywhere a bear is moved is another bear’s territory. Mother will attempt to go back to hers and may have to cross highways, etc. All spelling disaster for her and her cubs.
It only takes removing ALL food sources for her to move on to find others. PLEASE save these bears and bring in bird feeders, do not feed your dogs outside, do not put your trash out until the morning of pickup. Her life and that of her cubs is in our hands: HELP!
Bears should be enjoyed not feared. Bringing your trash out in the morning for pickup and removing any type of food (birdseed, hummingbird food, dog food, anything that smells of BBQ, etc.) that is outside.
This will help protect bears by making them have to forage for food somewhere else.
Cottonwood Rehab is at 7 Shady Lane in Española. For more information, call 505.927.1918.