First day of new garbage service. April Fools Day. Not a very funny joke on our poor bears. 5 a.m. is still their time of day. It is certainly not fair to our resident wildlife to put out smelly garbage. They are going to get in to it and we are going to end up with problem bears and then will we end up with dead bears?

This morning we just finished cleaning up our garbage that the bear drug 300 feet up through the brush and woods on neighboring property. I am going to have to take my garbage to the dump myself until we can change the put out time until a bit later in the morning.

Meadow Fitton

Mount Shasta