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June 21, 2013 at 6:15 AM

North Cascades National Park campground closes to deter ‘garbage’ bear

SEDRO-WOOLLEY (AP) — North Cascades National Park in Washington is closing a campground for at least two weeks to discourage a bear that got what was described as “a substantial food reward” when it broke into a garbage can.

Park spokesman Ken Hires says Tumwater Campground on the upper Stehekin Valley Road was closed Tuesday and will stay closed until at least July 3. The bear dined on the garbage Monday.

The spokesman says a camp closure of two to three weeks is usually enough to persaude bears to move on.

The nearby High Bridge Campground will be monitored frequently as well, just in case the bear decides to try its luck there.

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