Officials with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests have issued new orders to keep bears away from campsites. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, campers will now have to keep food locked in their cars overnight.
Across the Southwest more and more bears have shown up in people’s kitchens, garages and flower beds. Wildlife officials in Colorado say in that state alone they had to euthanize 133 “problem bears” last year. And in Arizona at least a dozen bears have been euthanized, and scores of sightings have many people rattled.