One of the joys of visiting cottage country is the exposure that
get to wildlife. When people visit, the question is almost always asked "
Do you see any _____ (foxes, bears, wolves, deer, porcupines, skunks....)
here?" When you see a cluster of cars at the side of the road, you can
generally expect that someone has seen some wildlife. These interactions
nature generally make us appreciative of our environment and it's
But when that wildlife gets into our garbage, these interactions
not so positive and we create "nuisance" animals. Bears and other
animals that regularly raid garbage containers become a hazard to us and to
themselves. The outcomes are not usually positive for either. The
"food" that attracts wildlife to our garbage generally leads to some
and who really wants to spend their morning
up a mess.
- Wildlife becomes accustomed to being around
- Large animals like bears can be shot or
- Animals can be hit by cars.
- Pets may become involved in an altercation
- Sickness can result from tainted food or
Bear and animal
resistant garbage containers can solve this potential problem. By
garbage properly, even the largest animals will not be able to get at the
garbage. Once the animal determines that it cannot get the "meal" it
was hoping for, it will not bother to return.
Have a look at the following video which gives the insights from
folks at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre:
Muskoka Wildlife Centre Discusses Wildlife
garbage containers made by Tyedee Bin have been developed, tested,
developed and then tested some more. Below are a couple of videos showing
testing with real bears. You will easily see why your regular garbage
containers, wooden sheds or bins do not stand a chance against a determined
Grizzly Bear Test Video on CTV
Black Bear Test Video on CTV