KINGS BEACH (CBS13) — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office released a video of a bear eating through trash on the north side of Lake Tahoe as a reminder to residents to clean up after themselves.

The bear is seen in the video chewing through piles of trash as deputies acknowledge what a mess the animal made. The deputy on the video jokingly says to the bear, “You’re leaving quite a mess; want to clean it up?”

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Deputies warn residents to secure trash cans, bear boxes and dumpsters so incidents like this won’t happen.

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“When you leave your garbage unsecured, you run the risk of the local bears making a mess like this….Please secure your garbage cans, bear boxes and dumpsters. Because as cute as they are, they don’t clean up after themselves!” they posted on the department’s Facebook page.

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