"People show amazingly bad judgment," she said. "It's the same with moose. You get tourists walking up to moose and you're like, 'Oh my god, a moose will kill you!'"
Thanks in part to that stupidity, Fish and Game is getting ready to kill the bears. Officials are currently monitoring the mother and her cubs, waiting for the next time they're all together and can be safely - for the humans - euthanized.
"People need to clean up their acts," Marsh said. "If there's no food available for the bears there's no reason for them to hang around and we don't have to have this vicious cycle repeating itself."
Kesler said that residents have been asking for bear-proof trash cans since the bears first appeared last year, in order to prevent this situation, but they haven't received them.