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George,.. You are not far off on what some Advocates in Boulder have been trying to do. Requireing the testing of DNA in dog poo samples would allow them to be able to determine the dog it came from and who the owner is.. Sounds crazy but remember that Boulder is 500 square miles surounded by reality.... Check it out..
Yes..Good stuff..The movie was called Envy. The product was vapoorize. Ben Stiller and Black Jack..
Boulder made it work............ They did it in stages ........ .
Boulder Council Approves Bear-Proof Trash Can Ordinance
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Despite some protest from residents over the increased cost, the Boulder City Council voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of bear-proof trash cans for some neighborhoods.
The neighborhoods west of Broadway will be required to have bear-proof 5trash cans. That includes about 12,000 residents.
Bears often stroll down from the mountains and foothills looking for easy food sources in town and that includes trash.
City council members said it’s a move to protect both bears and humans.
“I think part of it is establishing in the community that it really was a problem, that bears eating trash in our community was a problem that needed to be addressed,” said Boulder Public Works Val Matheson.
The proposal includes bear-proof trash cans for some neighborhoods in Boulder, those west of Broadway. Those who ignore the rules would face stiff fines.
The city has been discussing bear-proof trash cans for more than a decade. Bears learn early on that trash containers are a good source for food. Once they’ve learned that it’s nearly impossible to break them of the habit.
The community agreed after four bears were killed last summer.
“I think is making a huge difference in decreased accessibility of trash which is their primary food source when they come into town and I think it will make a really big difference,” said Matheson........ ...
Boulder city officials said at least 16 bears call the city limits their home. They hope the new trash cans will get the bears to push on somewhere else for their free meals.
Those specialized trash cans are designed to keep bears out. They can run $150-$260 a piece or rent for about $3 to $5 a month... ... (IMO.. $3 to $5 a month extra is a cost the city should most definatly look in to)...... ... ... (Again... Why are we unitentionaly teasing bears.??? We cant have a Non bear proof can just feet from a bear proof can.. Or a non bear proof recycling can next to a bear proof can. They are like this all over town... Who's bright idea was that.)??
Allen, you should probably re~read the first 5 words of Erich Fergusons's ￼ comments above and of course its the responsibility of the owner to pick up after their pet or they shouldnt have the right to own one. More growth = more irresponsible people = more need to educate and fine dog owners who think its acceptable to do this on public property that belongs to everyone.
Ohhh,,, the days of ASC (Another Screwed Up Company)... Couldnt even get an SUV with a ski rack into the underground parking not to mention the construction contracting roller coaster ride, hence the name "The Grand Plummet"... And the free concert dilema that just arose along with the bus, RVP, police station, Iron Horse, $$ parking studies, blightened yampa and other recent debacles, will all weigh in to be the straws that breaks the cammels back for the city manager and council.
Sorry Scott. It was a while ago and I forgot the exact circumstances. He did not get fined mostly because the lion began to aproach them. I believe if he would have shot the lion only during the attack on his dog, the outcome may have been different. Being from Wisconsin and not realizing that leashing your dog up outside like that is most likely what helped his case. When we lived in Coal Creek Canyon we always had the same black bear come down our long driveway and then scury onto a wildlife trail and into the woods. We had a bear proof can that was left outside for 4 years that the bear pretty much ignored. The only thing the bear ever swiped at was our bird feederwhich we removed the next day. Our neighbor did not have a bear proof can and wasnt so lucky untill she started freezing her trash. Something I never would have thought of but seemed to work great... We were more cocerned about mountain lions and knew of 2 large cats in the area that took out a couple of neighbors dogs and one neighbors pack llama. Once every week or so, we could here the cat walking around our area crying for about an hour. Never let our dogs out at dusk unless we went out with them. Had many nights where my hair stood up with that feeling I was being watched. I even started carrying my gun with me depending on where I was walking to on our property.
You bet.. No he wasnt charged and I totaly defend him for shooting the cougar. Would have done the same myself. Even though he may not have realized it, I dont defend him for unintensionaly baiting the cougar. Just like here, we are baiting bears and in many cases unintensionaly by people puting their trash out the night before. Even early morning can still attract them. But the city wide commercial and private business dumpsters have become a problem. I have seen way to many bears over the last few years sitting on top or crushing the lids down with their weight to get in. This year has been the worst I have seen. Walked by the new rotary club gazebo at the wetlands board walk yesterday. Trash can was overflowing with trash just pouring out of it on the ground. Doesnt look like it has been emptied in weeks. Glad the bears are in hybernation. Why do we have some cans bear proof and some that are not just a 100 yards apart from each other. It doesnt make any sense. IMO all the city wide trash and recycling cans should be bear proof cans. Not just some of them as they are throughout Stmbt.
(Google Wisconsin man shoots Mtn lion near Gross Resevoir.) http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-308346.httml
Here you go Ken....... http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-308346.html (just type in wisconsin man shoots mountain lion near Gross Res)
It was all over the news for days. I will look for it and post it once I find it.. We have every right to protect our private property, pets, children and livestock, I dont disagree with that. Every circumstace will be looked at to make sure that shooting any wildelife is justfied, just like with the make my day law. The laws in Colorado are strict...
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