Tag Archives: Bears

Bear precautions taken in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

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Who said bears were lazy?

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.

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Your Safety in Bear Country: A Yellowstone primer

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

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Hybrid bears offer glimpse of warmer Arctic’s future

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

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Do bears scratch their butts…um, backs?

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.

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Backyard Bears: Trouble can be avoided by moving feeders

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

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Bear Droppings: Darted bruin falls asleep and out of tree

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.

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Fur loss, open sores seen in polar bears

US Geologic Survey scientists are concerned about nine Barrow Alaska polar bears that have been found with fur loss and open sores, a condition also seen recently in seals and walruses. Preliminary studies have ruled out radiation poisoning from the … Continue reading

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Polar bear encounters on the rise in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Annie Rumbolt and her husband Lawrence now sleep with a big game hunting rifle in their bedroom after becoming the latest survivors of polar bear encounters in Newfoundland and Labrador. Pack ice conditions unusually close to … Continue reading

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