Cafeteria Workers Have Another Mouth To Feed

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

Bear sightings are nothing new in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

One school in eastern Kentucky has seen some unexpected visitors for breakfast, BEARS!

“The first one we saw was in April and a couple days after school let out we saw the smaller one,” Bonnie King said.

For the past few months, Arlie Boggs Elementary has spotted at least 4 different bears eating from their dumpster.

“So when school began this year we had a fence that was built around the dumpster there with barbed wire around the top. But that didn't seem to phase the bears,” Principal Chris Hogue said.

The bears were typically seen around six fifteen in the morning when the cafeteria women came in to start their day. Now this is long before any students were actually on campus.

“When the bears do look for food, it's either very early in the morning or late in the evening. Even when we were seeing them frequently it was never at a time when students were on the campus,” King said.

Some women working in the cafeteria can't wait until the next time they will spot the bears.

King says she keeps her video camera in the car for the next bear spotting.

Arlie Boggs Elementary has since added a fence top to the existing fence surrounding the dumpster, hopefully this addition will keep the bears from returning.


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