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With help from the Bear Whisperer of Mammoth Lakes, Steve Searles, a first siting of one of the bears just waking up. Estimated size - 7 ' long, around 600 pounds. Photo by Kathryn Watson

Mammoth Lakes’ “Bear Whisperer” No Longer Under Contract Due to Budget Woes

Steve Searles, Mammoth Lake’s Bear Whisperer, will no longer be coaxing bears away from the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Employment information is highly protected, but the word is Searles was offered a new contract at reduced pay due to budget concerns and he declined the contract. According to Mammoth’s Town Manager Dan Holler, Searles had […]

 
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Bear walks into Vons, eats some apples and leaves

UPDATE** 10-4-13, 6:55pm FROM MAMMOTH POLICE CHIEF DAN WATSON: ** NEWS  RELEASE * *  WILDLIFE ALERT A small black bear recently went on a late night shopping trip for apples at the Mammoth Lakes Vons. While the photos of the bear inspecting the fresh fruit are entertaining, they also serve as a reminder that we […]

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