Being bear aware at Lake Tahoe important for Labor Day weekend |

Being bear aware at Lake Tahoe important for Labor Day weekend

Staff report

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Deanna Marsh, a North Lake Tahoe resident, had in interesting afternoon Wednesday.

A family of three bears — a mother and her two yearlings — decided to swing past her home in the area of Kingswood Village in Kings Beach and check out the backyard.

One of the young bears got particularly curious when it got a look at itself in a mirror outside. After awhile, the family of bears moved along, and all was safe.

It serves as another reminder of the different types of wildlife that call the Sierra Nevada home — and, it’s also a reminder about the importance that everyone works bears in the wild and people safe.

There are several websites out there that offer helpful tips regarding being bear aware in the Sierra Nevada. Below are a few:



Also, to learn more about how to live responsibly with wildlife, including keeping food and garbage secured and not feeding wild animals, visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Keep Me Wild website at

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