Say What?!: Vermont Man Fined $868 for Putting Out Plates of Food for Wild Bears

vermont-man-fined-868-for-putting-out-plates-of-food-for-wild-bearsWILMINGTON, Vt. – Vermont wildlife officials said a man was fined $868 after wardens caught him feeding wild black bears in his yard.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife said Wardens Richard Watkin and Lt. Greg Eckhardt executed a search warrant at the Wilmington home of James Burke and witnessed “several bears” eating from plates of food in the yard and acting “indifferent to human presence.”

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