It's that time of the year again here in the NJ/Pa. area. Black bears start to wander around seeking food after a long winter's nap. Cubs are often nearby, and mama bear usually seeks food in dumpsters, and garbage cans. It's a quick, easy snack.
The normal procedure is to tranquilize the bear, and then relocate him or her. This leads to problems for the bear, but that is not the purpose of this posting. While watching the news, I saw something about bear traps that are set for these rogue bears.
Guess what bait is used?
If you said picnic baskets, you weren't very far off.
The bait of choice in some Pennsylvania towns is
The favored snack food of Pennsylvania cops is also the favorite of Pennsylvania bears. Who ever would have guessed?
I wonder if that's why, during the CB craze of many years ago, cops were known as bears.