While there are bears in Yosemite, they are not grizzly bears, but black bears. Depending upon your outlook, this may be a good thing. Black bears are not as territorial or aggressive as grizzlies and thus there is less fear of an outright attack.
This does not mean that one should take chances or let their guard down. A bear is still a bear and they are strong, wild animals. Everyone is advised to stay away from the native animals and give them wide berth.
At each campground, we saw food storage lockers. Bears can smell food from quite a distance so campers and others are advised not to keep food in tents or cars. This is what the sign says:
ALL FOOD MUST BE STORED
IN THIS LOCKER
Leave no food out
Leave no food in your vehicle
VIOLATORS WILL BE CITED (CFR* 2.10) (Details Here)
PROTECT YOSEMITE BEARS
REDUCE PROPERTY DAMAGE
*Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
I may have more to say about bears in a later post…
Do you have a question about our visit to Yosemite? Ask it in the comment section.
*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.
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