Concerning the Black Bear

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Post by Redpoint » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:53 pm

MathRocks wrote:The reason I'm calling bullshit on the hikers story is because in most of north america, bears and hikers coexist quite peacefully. Why is the situation at RRG so different?

Does this logic hold?
There is some clues in the article I read:

"As it ambled off, he took some pictures of it with his iPhone.

I retreated down the trail and ducked into the woods," he said, but the bear followed.

Scott said he took a few more pictures, but the bear came closer, eventually getting within about 3 feet of him."

It sounds like he went paparazzi on the thing, even my dogs hate it when I do that, and so imagine when you do it to a bear.

http://www.kentucky.com/2010/06/29/1327 ... ttack.html
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Post by Snowpuppy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:03 pm

DuppyC,
I haven't met you either and it's a good thing I haven't their is a difference in cockiness and brains and your quite a bit short on both and a complete moron. If you would care to read what the "victim" stated it makes no sense and he is lying-the story keeps changing. If you can't tell not all animals are supposed to be fuzzy-wuzzy creatures to be cuddled.

This bear incident was caused by provocation and I bet the "victim" tried to entice the bear to get closer to his iphone for better pictures.
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Post by sharon9999 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:13 pm

Turns out the guy is a Kentuckian,musta put down his 357 to take a picture.....

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Post by camhead » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:29 pm

MathRocks wrote:The reason I'm calling bullshit on the hikers story is because in most of north america, bears and hikers coexist quite peacefully. Why is the situation at RRG so different?

Does this logic hold?
Don't know if that logic holds or not. I do know that in the last few years I have been noticing more attacks by Black Bears in the news across the nation.

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Post by DuppyC » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:42 pm

Snowpuppy wrote:DuppyC,
I haven't met you either and it's a good thing I haven't their is a difference in cockiness and brains and your quite a bit short on both and a complete moron. If you would care to read what the "victim" stated it makes no sense and he is lying-the story keeps changing. If you can't tell not all animals are supposed to be fuzzy-wuzzy creatures to be cuddled.

This bear incident was caused by provocation and I bet the "victim" tried to entice the bear to get closer to his iphone for better pictures.
I am usually not a grammar corrector, but, since you brought brains back into the equation, you are right....THERE is a difference between brains and cockiness, and you are quite possibly short on one, long on the other. But, a complete moron? I doubt it.

You remain ignorant, b.c you must realize it does not matter if the animal was provoked. Your OP stated that this whole story should not be publicized, when in reality, information like this needs to be publicized in the interest of public safety. It's as simple as this: Recreationists wandering into bear country certainly plan differently than those knowing bears will not be around.

If you can deny that last sentence then I take back my statement on your ignorance and apologize for offending you. If not, I'll just live with disagreeing.
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Post by Redpoint » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:52 pm

Can we just all agree that both of you are argumentative and end it with that? Snowpuppy and DuppyC are both cute user names, so there's something you both have in common.

Back to the bear, one way the could prove it's an aggressive bear is to find out if it's made of wood, so I called the park service and recommended that after they catch it, they should try and build a bridge out of it.
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Post by Redpoint's Bear » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:36 pm

Bears aren't always aggressive Redpoint. Grrrrr Just don't get in between us and our food and our cubs or try to touch us on the old wazooo if you know what I mean grrrrrrr. Most of the time we don't even like the taste of people grrrrrr. Clowns taste funny, white people taste like vanilla, black people taste like chocolate, mexicans are too spicy and blonde haired chicks taste too much like tuna fish ewwwww and grrrrr.
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Post by vertical1 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:49 pm

Redpoint's Bear has to be the coolest bear in the woods.

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Post by Redpoint's Bear » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:59 pm

Grrrr why thank you vertical1 grrrr. Can I have some berries?
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Grrr what do you call pigtails on a blonde? Grrr handlebars grrrrr
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Post by kato » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:07 pm

Q: How do you tell the difference between a black bear and a grizzly bear?
A: When you see the bear, climb a tree. If it climbs up the tree and kills you, it’s a black bear. If it knocks the tree down and kills you, it’s a grizzly bear.
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Post by Snowpuppy » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:10 am

:lol:
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Post by captain static » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:21 am

Unprovoked bear attack @ Philmont - http://ht.ly/28B7x
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Post by Foghorn » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:52 am

dustonian wrote:what kind of livestock do you have Foghorn, out of curiosity? You're awfully protective of it. Are bears known for their aggressive behavior towards livestock?
Hi dustonian

Bears have been seen near here every now and again, but I have never heard of them doing any damage nor have I heard of them being hunted.

We've got mares and their foals, cows and calves, rabbits, chickens, dogs, and whatever else happens to wander by from time to time.

Most folks I know around here are the "live and let live" kind.

We are protective of our pets and livestock. I feel a responsibility to any animal I have on the farm so I will do my best to insure it's health and safety. Animals that come here of their own accord and do no damage will leave here, at a minimum, unharmed. Many (think deer and turkeys) leave here well fed.

I do set several have-a-heart traps for the small animals that want my rabbits and chickens. If you ever see a coon down by the river with a international orange stripe down it's back, that is probably my contribution. He will not be welcome here a second time.

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Post by DriskellHR » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:16 pm

captain static wrote:Unprovoked bear attack @ Philmont - http://ht.ly/28B7x
When I was there in 97 a kid got mauled really bad by a bear who came into their camp 3 times before it attacked late at night. They other campers had to beat the bear off with sticks to save the kids life. They eventually killed the bear but not after it killed 3 of the hunters dogs. . the Rocky mountians are not joke..... I guess neither are the hills of kentucky
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