Bears fed chocolate
Bears in Romania are being fed chocolate to keep them away from local villages. The bears wander into villages and raid bins where they eat leftover sweets and chocolate.
They also terrorise residents and attack livestock, reports Romanian daily Cotidianul. The local hunters’ association in the Covasna region has now started mixing chocolate into animal feed and distributing it in forests.
They hope the bears won’t need to come into the villages if they can satisfy their cravings in the woods. Laszlo Bela, head of the Covasna Hunters’ Association, said: “We hope we will not have any more problems with the bears.
“They cause havoc when they are hungry. Not long ago, they ate four horses, a cow and several sheep in a village. “They seem to like chocolate however, so we are hoping this measure will help keep them in the woods. ananova