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Tag Archives: Bears
Last year was a bad year in terms of human/bear interactions at national parks. There are some who are suggesting that changes in climate may be contributing to the increase in attacks, having impacted the availability of natural foods. Whether … Continue reading
By Howard Meyerson Dwayne Etter is looking for a few good bears – denned bears, that is. Now that it is winter he hopes to collar some. Black bears are moving into southern Michigan and Etter is tracking their whereabouts. … Continue reading
The question of the ages? Probably – especially if you are a woman. The story today in Mother Jones today states that it is a myth, but wait, hold on. You should read further. The MJ story is interesting. It touches … Continue reading
Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have closed two backcountry campsites due to overly familiar black bear. Park officials say no one has been hurt. The closures are simply a precaution, a story in the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. Bears … Continue reading
This one is demonstrating remarkable determination and agility. Proof you need to tie your food bag out from a tree when traveling through the bush. Great post by Fortune Bay Expedition Team on Facebook.
Last year was a bad year for grizzly attacks in the U.S. Much has been written about the tragic incidents that took the lives of four men: two in Yellowstone National Park and two others in the Gallatin National Forest … Continue reading
Shifting climate patterns seem to be having an impact on bears, polar bears and grizzly bears in particular, the Edmonton Journal reports today in a story about hybrid bears being discovered in the Arctic. A University of Alberta researcher recently … Continue reading
If you’ve ever wondered what bears do when you aren’t looking, check this out. It’s a pretty funny clip and a good counterpoint to the tragic end of the “falling bear” in the previous post.
Looking to see a Michigan black bear? Look no further than your backyard. That’s become the norm in more and more locations around the state. State officials report that Michigan’s black bear population is spreading south into heavily populated areas … Continue reading
Now, this is something you don’t see very often. Wildlife officials tranquilized this 200-pound black bear after it climbed up a tree at the University of Colorado housing complex.