Black bear bait stations placed in Babler State Park

Missouri

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ST. LOUIS– Efforts are underway to determine if there are black bears in Babler State Park in Wildwood. The park posted on Facebook that naturalists and volunteers set up a couple of bait stations to determine if there are bears in the park.

The team hoisted mesh bags of opened canned cat food and sardines into the trees. The team will watch for bite marks in the cans, prints on the floor, and scratch marks on the trees for signs of bear activity.

The post says one of the stations is also equipped with a camera to capture images if they are in the area.

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