Lazy Afternoon

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Photo courtesy Lesann Young

Just another lazy afternoon in Pagosa Country. This bear took a nap following a dive into a dumpster behind a local restaurant last week. The number of bear sightings is expected to grow as bears enter hyperphagia, the period of preparing for hibernation when bears spend up to 20 hours a day on the hunt for 20,000 or more calories. Area residents and businesses are encouraged to secure their trash to limit encounters with bears.