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avatar Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 01, 2009 04:17PM
avatar Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 02:19PM
Attacks? Or was it just appear and the man ran away?
Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 03:50PM
I will bet my lunch the bear was no where near 300-400 lbs, especially a female (if it was a female). More likely half that, at best. Most people grossly overestimate the weight of wild animals they see, particularly black bears.
avatar Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 04:21PM
Even rangers overreact to black bears at times:

http://deepcreekhotsprings.net/dchs/forum/read.php?1,17882
avatar Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 04:36PM
"At this point, it just doesn't seem we will label this as an attack on a person. ... He has no bruises, claw marks or scratches or even a ripped shirt that indicates it was a purposeful attack by the bear," said Lawrence Herrighty, deputy director of the DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Sounds very forgiving of the DFW, especially given the associated photo. I bet there will be more problems from this bear.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/2009 04:37PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 04:43PM
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Frank Furter
I bet there will be more problems from this bear.

Yep, it has learned it can get food from humans.
avatar Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 04:50PM
There happens to be a story, showing somewhat less tolerance, on bear stealing food in the Billings Gazette today:

http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/local/article_e867475c-724b-11de-9b92-001cc4c002e0.html



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 05:46PM
Man bites bear?
avatar Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 05:06PM
Here, BooBoo, c'mere and have this sandwich and be my friend and I'll pet you
Re: Black bear attacks man, steals sandwich
July 16, 2009 06:44PM
What kind of sandwich?
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