A bear or bears entered several cottages located before and after the ” Rocky Bottoms” area of Southwestern Iroquois Island as well as an area South of the “Devil’s Elbow” in the two weeks before the Labor Day weekend .
Upon discovering the break in our camp we noted two very interesting occurrences.
We found the gas burner on the propane cooking stove ignited and continuously burning for approximately two weeks or less. The stove was purchased and professionally installed this summer and the bear or bears had managed to ignite the gas by pushing in on the knob and turning the knob to the left. Obviously, we have asked the manufacture to consider design changes for remote locations. The current shut off valve for each appliance that is inside the cottage was installed at floor level and requires pulling the appliance away from the wall to reach it. Previously, no one involved in the installation process was concerned about shutting the gas completely off for a few hours or weeks when no one was at home during the summer or fall. Needless to say, now we are taking preventative measures. The gas shut off valve for the stove will be modified so it can be easily closed when the cottage is vacant for a short time.
Also, a pressurized pepper spray can was punctured by the bear or bears during the feeding frenzy. Hopefully, this event will deter additional break-ins.
Is there a way to opt out of the e-mail alerts concerning upcoming Bay events, eg: Dessert With A Dash? I'm 2,500 miles away most of the summer & will miss them all. If not, could I please just receive 1 notification instead of 2 of everything?
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