Author: R. Christopher Jones, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
Virginia is home to an estimated 17,000 black bears and they can be found in nearly every county in the Commonwealth. As strange as it may seem, it is not uncommon to come in contact with a bear during the fall. This time of year, black bears will begin foraging for food to prepare for winter hibernation, and unfortunately, their preparation efforts can sometimes lead them into residential areas.
Black bears are clever animals, so here are some tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from them.Keep garbage inside. Garbage cans outside can serve as the perfect hunting ground for bears. Keep your garbage…