Are there bears in your state?
Yes, and on a backpacking trip, one ripped into my friend's backpack and chewed his dirty underwear.
Yikes! Hope you weren't nearby. Always hear stories like that, but haven't had it happen to me.
Mighty black bears
I've had bears in my back yard. The Elk are scarier.
I have never eaten bear meat, that I remember, but I agree elk are pretty tasty.
I haven't either, but friends that have all say bear isn't very good.
Why are Elk scarier? More likely to run into them with your car?
They are freakishly huge, really fast, and unpredictable, especially during the rut. Think of a horse, only even crazier, with big antlers. They can shred an apple tree in a minute, I bet they could do worse to me. And they smell bad up close.
There have been bears in my town
Yes, I would think Kansas would be one of the few states without bears.
Yes, and it was a big deal last year when a brown bear wondered into my parents' suburban neighborhood. Piedmont region...most people don't know that happens.
I think that's a common problem in many states. I was shocked when that NJ Rutgers student was killed by a bear. I knew bears were in NJ. Just never thought anyone would be close enough to be killed by a bear in such a populated area.
Yes, we have bears.
Yes, that seem like a great state to be a bear.:)
CT has had 4,500 bear sightings this year - more than I expected. www.depdata.ct.gov/wildlife/sighting/bearsight.asp
Wow, I wouldn't have expected that many there.
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Yes, I can imagine you have quite a few!
We have lots and lots of bears in Penn's Woods.
Yes, I think PA is where I saw my first wild bear in person. It was a small one. Seemed friendly enough but was worried if momma bear was nearby so didn't watch it for too long:
I don't think so, but the state is so big and so diverse as to habitat, there could be.
Apparently we have Mexican black bears and New Mexico black beats in the far west side of the state, and some bears migrating into eastern Texas as well.
That's pretty cool. I didn't expect them in Texas, but now I see it when looking at some bear habitat maps. It's amazing how bears seems to still find home in so many states.
I'm sure you mean bears of the wild animal type do I said no.
We do have bears in zoos as well as people considered bears in a sexual sense.
Yes, not count bears in zoos, and I didn't even think of the other kind of bear!
There are bears in my daughter's yard, about 10 miles from here. So yes.
Yes, I could imagine bear being happy in Colorado. We had a few recent sighting and was curious to see how many we have in CT. Made me wonder about other states.
They're occasionally a smallish problem right in town (there's a trail along the river coming down from the foothills) & a little more so up in the foothills where my daughter lives. She sees them on her infrared trail cam quite often. When I
housesit across the road from her house and walk back & forth at night, I'm always a little leery. Haven't seen one yet myself, though.
If *everyone* up there had bear-proof trash cans they'd be less of an issue.
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