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Park Reports Increase in Bear Encounters

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avatar Park Reports Increase in Bear Encounters
July 21, 2009 08:41PM
When you visit Yosemite National Park one thing you expect to see, hopefully from a distance is the presence of bears. Many campers would consider it a successful trip if they manage to get a snap-shot or two of a mother bear and her cubs forging for a mid-afternoon snack. A photo like that would be valued treasured for years to come in that family. However, Park Rangers at Yosemite report incidents of bears raiding campgrounds, breaking into cars and even hurting people to get food has increased dramatically from last year. Property damage due to bears has reached over twelve thousand dollars. Unfortunately Park Rangers have had to kill several bears that threatened human life by breaking into occupied houses and cabins in their search for food.

avatar Re: Park Reports Increase in Bear Encounters
July 21, 2009 08:50PM
Bear incidents last week:

Parking Lots: 5 ($2,660)
Campgrounds : 6 ($65)
Other Areas: 5 ($275)
Backcountry: 0
Re: Park Reports Increase in Bear Encounters
July 21, 2009 10:11PM
Wonder what "other areas" encompasses?
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