Bears

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 46er, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. old jersey girl

    old jersey girl Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    41
    What's most interesting here is the detailed info on bacterial contamination and treatment of bite wounds, the medical protocol specific for grizzly attacks. The victim and others interviewed are matter of fact about risks inherent in that area.

    Also note that the hunter startled the bear; I've read that hikers will attach bells to their packs to make noise to warn bears away. Maybe a seasonal thing? Bears wake from hibernation hungry: might the pack bells sound like lunch bell?!
     
  2. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    Bells have been found in bear scat in areas hikers have disappeared. ;)
     
    old jersey girl and manumuskin like this.
  3. old jersey girl

    old jersey girl Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    41
    Go read a really good novelist named Nick Petrie. In the first 24 pages of his 2nd book "Burning Bright", his character encounters a brown bear. Hilarious and may be fact based. (I want a big dog like the one he extracts from under a friends porch in his first book "The Drifter".)
    I'm not quoting the writing that is laugh-out-loud good because it's 1) copywrighted 2) you shoud go read him yourself. Also anything by Dana Stabenow about these bears in Alaska. She was born/raised there.
     
  4. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    old jersey girl and manumuskin like this.
  5. manumuskin

    manumuskin Piney

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2003
    Messages:
    7,363
    Likes Received:
    1,470
    That was her way of saying "Don't call me, Don't text me,Don't look at me, don't even think about me!
     
    46er likes this.
  6. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    Maybe she had a headache.
     
    manumuskin likes this.
  7. old jersey girl

    old jersey girl Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    41
    I'm confused---- are these both black bear species? Momma bear a lighter phase? Or is Momma a small brown bear? What is the location?
    Either way, DONT mess with Momma! Thanks for posting this, great video.
     
  8. imkms

    imkms Explorer

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    69
  9. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    Both are Ursus americanus; momma is referred to as a Cinamon, but she also may have dyed her hair to be trendy.

    A picture of both colors grazing in YNP many years ago.

    [​IMG]
     
    old jersey girl and manumuskin like this.
  10. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    Like a hairy, supercharged tank that climbs tree's.
     
  11. old jersey girl

    old jersey girl Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    41
    Thanks again. Interesting to see different "black bear" color phases. More than one coloration increases survivability in different environments. See this in raptors too.
    Would we likely see a Marilyn Monroe blonde bear closer to New York?!
     
  12. old jersey girl

    old jersey girl Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    41
    I can't climb that fast, or run away. Only option is to have a human companion slower than me.
     
  13. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    I have heard outrunning a slower companion referred to as a 'backcountry divorce' ;)
     
    old jersey girl and manumuskin like this.
  14. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
  15. Jon Holcombe

    Jon Holcombe Explorer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    An older gent in NH fed a bear sow maple glazed doughnuts. He died, the bear kept looking for doughnuts. An interesting but ultimately frustrating story of how people think some wild animals are cute.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/15/7234...track-black-bears-journey-home-to-hanover-n-h

    There is a person in my sub-division that has wooden troughs in his backyard that he kept filled with food for deer. I would run by his house and see up to 10 or 12 deer at a time. Deer have been eating my broadleaf Rhododendron (which they had never eaten before) for a few years now. Forget about holly, azaleas, even hemlock. They mow down everything. Human attitude towards nature is whacked.
     
    #35 Jon Holcombe, May 15, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  16. Toothy Critter

    Toothy Critter Explorer

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2016
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    182
    Deer and,or rabbits destroy my plants. I used Deer Out one year and it seemed to work well, so I made my own concoction of peppermint oil, garlic oil, soap detergent and vegetable oil as a cheaper replacement... so far so good. Spray it all over your plants and yard, may discourage your dumb neighbors "pets"
     
    Jon Holcombe likes this.
  17. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    A friend sited one on Savoy Blvd yesterday. Ran across the road.
     
  18. Boyd

    Boyd Super Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Messages:
    6,690
    Likes Received:
    1,104
  19. 46er

    46er Piney

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    Yes
     
  20. Jon Holcombe

    Jon Holcombe Explorer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    I was on Savoy Rd and at two locations in Brendan Byrne yesterday (after sunset).