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Lynnmor

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Posted: 12/08/19 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pennsylvania is named for William Penns woods, the entire state was bear habitat.

Folks in a populated area freaked out about a bear so it was captured and relocated. Now the folks are happy, a hunter is happy, the bear not so much.

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Posted: 12/23/19 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We will be staying at a lodge on Lake Clark (AK) next year. While investigating the area on line, I came across this information (scroll down as it's partway down the page): https://www.nps.gov/lacl/planyourvisit/bear-safety.htm

It contains excellent information about how to handle bear encounters based on behavior and bear type. Makes for some interesting and informative reading.


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It is important to note that the article referenced is about bears in Alaska, and besides being the largest state in the us, Alaska has a much wider diversity of bears than, for example, here on the East Coast. In Alaska, there are polar bears, grizzly bears, brown bears, black bears, and each of these is fairly distinct from the others. I am told that here in Virginia, we only have one type of bear, but that species can be either black or brown. And their behavior is not a function of their color, any more than it is for humans.

I would caution folks to take your bear defensive tactics from experts on bears in the area where you are going to be (possibly) encountering them.

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Note that the common "black bear" can be black, brown, or even blonde colored. Blacks of any color typically avoid confrontations when possible, and are generally the least aggressive to humans of the various bear species. They still command serious respect though...


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

Note that the common "black bear" can be black, brown, or even blonde colored. Blacks of any color typically avoid confrontations when possible, and are generally the least aggressive to humans of the various bear species. They still command serious respect though...


One my son saw, fur or five years ago along the RxR tracks was light brown.
I am sure it was poached by now. 1975 or6 A baby bear was spotted up a tree next to a road less than mile from here. Where's baby there is Mama. Nothing heard after the photos. Some dimwit shot them, I am sure and bragged to his friends about it. Bears were protected then.

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

Note that the common "black bear" can be black, brown, or even blonde colored. Blacks of any color typically avoid confrontations when possible, and are generally the least aggressive to humans of the various bear species. They still command serious respect though...


Last year, i saw a cinnamon color Black Bear here in the mountains of southwest Oregon.

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It's not uncommon for mama bears to send their cubs up a tree for an extended length of time. If you check for a day or two and mama hasn't come back then it might be time to call your local Fish and Game office.

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