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#296599 - 07/14/20 11:54 PM Bear attacks revisited
DaveL Offline
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FYI
In the last 3 days 3 black bear attacks in Colorado,one woman walking in town Manitou Springs bear killed by DOW,guy in Aspen bear came in to his house, both injured,another guy camping bear killed by lead and copper spray.


Edited by DaveL (07/14/20 11:55 PM)

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#296600 - 07/15/20 01:06 AM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: DaveL]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Links with details would be helpful.

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#296602 - 07/15/20 03:19 AM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: DaveL]
DaveL Offline
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I just saw it on the local news sorry no links

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#296604 - 07/15/20 03:54 AM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: DaveL]
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It's valuable to have some context to understand why this is happening. Bears aren't typically in a hurry to mess with people, but will interact in negative ways if there is a collapse in their food supply, a substantial encroachment in habitat, or sloppy human garbage habits that teach them an easy food source with inevitably disastrous consequences. From a survival perspective, the "why" gives us perspective on how to manage the risk.

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#296606 - 07/15/20 03:03 PM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: dougwalkabout]
hikermor Offline
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+1. The behavior of the people involved would be helpful, as well, since that is often a contributing factor.
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#296608 - 07/15/20 04:11 PM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: DaveL]
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#296679 - 07/27/20 08:25 PM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: dougwalkabout]
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#296684 - 07/27/20 11:27 PM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: DaveL]
DaveL Offline
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Thanks Bruce I am a analog guy in a digital world

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#296685 - 07/28/20 12:26 AM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: DaveL]
Phaedrus Offline
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Not an attack but my boss posted a video on Slack; it was a big Cinnamon-phase Black Bear rummaging around down by the river pretty much in our yard at work. Beautiful animal! But I'm glad to see him on video instead of outside while I take out the trash. grin
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#296700 - 08/01/20 04:14 AM Re: Bear attacks revisited [Re: DaveL]
clearwater Offline
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https://kdvr.com/news/local/camper-shoot...og-came-at-him/

interesting in Colorado it is illegal to shoot a bear or mountain lion that is attacking your dog, but Okay if attacking "livestock".

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