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Thread: Black Bear visitor 7/11/11

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    This is one that has visited before but after dark.
    Pictures was taken about 8 pm

    Chowing down on bread & corn
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    Leaving
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    Sitting in field I asked him to raise his head for a picture
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    They are lovely creatures, I would not want one close to me.

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    We gave him bread and corn?

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    Hope he learns "STAY" but not to close!!

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    We have 2 bears living on our property, always strolling through. They are so beautiful, but scarry.

    The other day my hubbie forgot to shut the garage door, both the outside and the one into the house. I went to close the door and there was a bear in the garage having lunch on our garbage ( we have to keep the cans in the garage to keep them out).

    I don't know who was more surprised, him or me!

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    I was at the end of our large garden when I took the last 2 , the first on was from my back porch. I did use the zoom on the camera.
    He is only about 3 yrs old.

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    It is dangerous to feed bears. They become lazy and depend on humans for food and the result can be tragic.

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    We have been putting out for the deer & squirrels for about 5 1/2 yrs. now, but the bear usually just pass through. They have been working on the mountain behind us, so they have most likely scared him out. He is about 3 yrs old.

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    WOW -- I would say that is a little too close for comfort.

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    There's been an increase here in black bear's coming into city limits. They're clearing land in the woods down the road from us for new housing developments and now the black bears are showing up in our backyard's and front lawns.

    Our property backs on to the woods so we get all sorts of critters but bears is a first here.

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    Too close for comfort.

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    Bears are dangerous animals. They also become habituated and can cause damage. Here in Alaska we are well versed in avoiding unnecessary interaction with bears. It is important to understand that whilst you may think you are doing the bear a "favour" you are actually risking breaking laws and possibly creating problems for your neighbours if the bear decides this is a great place to call home.

    "NEVER FEED BEARS – They will associate people with food and may become a persistent problem for you and your neighbors. It is illegal to feed bears in Maryland."

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/infocus/wildlife.asp

    I am sorry if this sounds like a lecture, but if you have ever seen a small orphaned bear have to spend the rest of it's life housed in a zoo because humans saw fit to be irresponsible and selfish you would might see it from a different angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandyM
    Bears are dangerous animals. They also become habituated and can cause damage. Here in Alaska we are well versed in avoiding unnecessary interaction with bears. It is important to understand that whilst you may think you are doing the bear a "favour" you are actually risking breaking laws and possibly creating problems for your neighbours if the bear decides this is a great place to call home.

    "NEVER FEED BEARS – They will associate people with food and may become a persistent problem for you and your neighbors. It is illegal to feed bears in Maryland."

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/infocus/wildlife.asp

    I am sorry if this sounds like a lecture, but if you have ever seen a small orphaned bear have to spend the rest of it's life housed in a zoo because humans saw fit to be irresponsible and selfish you would might see it from a different angle.
    I know about the laws, we don't put thr bead & corn out for the bears, this is the first year that they have been coming in. They have been working on the mountain behind us & running them out.
    We have been putting bread & corn out for years for the does & their young & the squirrles & birds.
    The DNR have been notified about the bear coming in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    We gave him bread and corn?
    My comment was meant in fun. I know that you are aware of the law and all safety rules. I'm glad you shared these pictures with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    We gave him bread and corn?
    My comment was meant in fun. I know that you are aware of the law and all safety rules. I'm glad you shared these pictures with us.
    Read an earlier post !
    I knew what yours was.

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    Facts About Feeding Wildlife
    • Feeding wildlife can lead to the spread of disease
    • Wild animals can be dangerous
    • Feeding leads to crowding and crowding causes stress
    • Supplemental food sources do not contribute to a wildlife population’s well being
    • An overabundance of individuals can result in habitat degradation
    • Wild animals need habitat not handouts

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    Facts About Feeding Wildlife
    • Feeding wildlife can lead to the spread of disease
    • Wild animals can be dangerous
    • Feeding leads to crowding and crowding causes stress
    • Supplemental food sources do not contribute to a wildlife population’s well being
    • An overabundance of individuals can result in habitat degradation
    • Wild animals need habitat not handouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAB55
    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    We gave him bread and corn?
    My comment was meant in fun. I know that you are aware of the law and all safety rules. I'm glad you shared these pictures with us.
    Read an earlier post !
    I knew what yours was.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    We have a 2 yr old black bear that we believe just strolled on by.. my neighbor got pics on his security camera.. Way too close for comfort for me.. Im happy to say we didnt get pics on any of our security cameras- means he was far away.. Whew..

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    Unfortunately the bear doesn't know the food wasn't for him..... thats why it is probably a good idea not to feed the wild life full stop, unless there is exceptional circumstances.

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    Thanks for sharing the picture of the big Black Bear

    (we have coyotes in our area, we don't feed them but they still come around at night time by our windows and howl up a storm at us) scary

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    Awesome picture Lab...I also feed everything here...LOL
    I hope you can get some more pics of the wildlife in your area. Thanks for sharing the pic!

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    Beautiful creature....so sad their environment is being destroyed. Thanks for sharing the pic, I really appreciate being able to see all the amazing things your country has to offer.

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    You are tooooo funny! LOVE IT :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thanks for sharing! Loved getting to see the pics. I think it's really nice of you guys to leave some food out for the deer and squirrels :)

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