Learn About Nuisance Black Bears in West Virginia

Learn About Nuisance Black Bears in West Virginia (September 22, 2018) – The WV Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has published a brochure on Nuisance Black Bears in West Virginia. The POA is distributing it to the POA here to share the information widely across our community. Read on to view or download the brochure. DOWNLOAD:  DNR Brochure on Black Bears in WV (PDF) VIEW THE FILE ONLY HERE:

About Wildlife in our Community

About Wildlife in our Community (September 19, 2018) – Bears, deer, coyotes, and other wildlife are present in many urban, suburban, and rural communities. It is a fact of modern life that human development has greatly encroached upon wildlife habitats. Cacapon South is certainly no exception to this, especially since it lies between Cacapon State Park and Sleepy Creek Wildlife Refuge. As recently as June 2017, the Board has sent messages to the community with suggestions related to this issue.

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Bear Update

Bear Update (May 1, 2017) — There have been several reports of break-ins by the community bear. These consisted of two break-ins each of a shed on MDG way, and a garage passage door on Marjorie Court. In all cases, the doors were severely damaged and required substantial repair. The bear was evidently after bird seed stored inside both sites since the owners had brought the bird seed inside each night. Takeaway: Residents should store bird seed inside airtight containers.

Cacapon South Bear Photos

Cacapon South Bear Photos (November 1, 2016) — The bear that has been reported out and about near Cacapon South was seen by two neighbors, Mark Schaffeld and Rich Petrushun. They got a couple of photos – shown below – which they have shared with us.

Awake and Hungry!

Awake and Hungry! (May 13, 2016) — Guess who is awake and hungry? Our favorite bear! Here is a picture of Roger Salen’s bird feeder this morning.

Bear Warning: Advice for our Community

Bear Warning: Advice for our Community (November 14, 2015) — Several property owners have recently seen evidence that indicates that a bear is present in our community. Last fall and now early this spring, a bear was sighted and has done some damage to our community. Property owners have recently reported bird feeders and trash containers being disturbed. Tracks and droppings that may be from a bear have also been reported. All of us need to be aware of the

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