You could say it’s unbearable
Yogi and Boo Boo had better not try picking through the garbage in Missoula, Mont., any time soon. The city’s residential garbage service has ordered some extra-tough garbage containers in an effort to discourage trash-hunting bears on the city’s outskirts, according to the Associated Press. Black bears have been prowling the streets and alleys since early September, when apples and other fruit started ripening.
City law prohibits storing garbage in any way that makes it accessible to bears in the so-called “bear buffer zone” — mostly on the eastern and southern perimeters of the city — where garbage must be in a bear-proof container or it can’t be put out until after 5 a.m. on garbage day. Billings, Mont.-based Allied Waste will rent out the bear-proof garbage cans for $10 a month.