KETCHUM, Idaho (CBS2) — Some bears are making the rounds through numerous Idaho campgrounds, looking for an easy meal.
Idaho Fish and Game says some campers are making it easy for the bears, by leaving food and trash unsecured.
"Once a bear becomes food-conditioned they present a threat to residents and campers since they can become aggressive as they protect their human-sourced food," Idaho Fish and Game said in a released Wednesday.
Authorities identified two problem areas of concern: the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the Fairfield Ranger District.
In one instance, a bear has been reported in dispersed campsites in the North Fork area while another has been spotted in the Baumgartner area.
Fish and Game biologists have put up signage warning campers of the bear activity and strongly encourage that all food and garbage is stored in a secure location, like a camper or vehicle.
Officials have placed a bear trap. If it's successfully trapped, Fish and Game will euthanize the animal.