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Retrofitting cans may keep black bears at bay

Catherine Siracusa, St. Mary Parish black bear conflict officer, demonstrates a bear-resistant garbage can retrofitted with the hardware shown below. Materials for the simple latches, obtained from any local hardware store, cost about $45. A YouTube video by Roanoke Valley Television shows how to install the latches.
(The Daily Review Photo by Diane Miller Fears)

St. Mary Parish residents wanting a bear-resistant trash can now have a solution — retrofitting their current cans with a locking mechanism.

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