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Re: Yosemite Bear Facts July 12th – July 25th, 2015

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avatar Yosemite Bear Facts July 12th – July 25th, 2015
July 29, 2015 10:52AM
Bear Activity Summary: Over the last two weeks, all of Yosemite’s reported bear incidents have occurred in wilderness areas. Most notably, several backpackers have had bear canisters rolled away from their campsites at night. Two of these incidents occurred near cliffs where a bear was able to successfully roll the canister off a steep rock face into inaccessible terrain. When backpacking in Yosemite carefully choose your campsite, place bear canisters within viewing distance, and never place them near a creek or cliff where a canister could easily go missing.

Bears have also obtained food from hikers who abandoned their packs to hike spur trails (including Half Dome), and from those who chose to store their food illegally by hanging or guarding packs. When not in use, food and scented items, including garbage and toiletries, must always be stored in a secured food storage container or food

If you see a bear during your visit please report it to the Save-A-Bear Hotline at 209-372-0322.

Red Bear, Dead Bear: So far this year, 17 bears have been hit by vehicles. Twelve bears have been hit by vehicles since July 12th (on every major road in the Park). Of the 12 bears hit in the past two weeks, four were found dead on scene. The rest were not locatable so their fates are unknown. Please protect wildlife by obeying speed limits and paying attention to roadsides while driving.

Other Wildlife Sightings: Mountain lions have been reported in Hetch Hetchy, Tuolumne, and Yosemite Valley over the last two weeks.
Re: Yosemite Bear Facts July 12th – July 25th, 2015
July 29, 2015 12:27PM
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Bear Activity Summary: Over the last two weeks, all of Yosemite’s reported bear incidents have occurred in wilderness areas. Most notably, several backpackers have had bear canisters rolled away from their campsites at night. Two of these incidents occurred near cliffs where a bear was able to successfully roll the canister off a steep rock face into inaccessible terrain. When backpacking in Yosemite carefully choose your campsite, place bear canisters within viewing distance, and never place them near a creek or cliff where a canister could easily go missing.

Bears have also obtained food from hikers who abandoned their packs to hike spur trails (including Half Dome), and from those who chose to store their food illegally by hanging or guarding packs. When not in use, food and scented items, including garbage and toiletries, must always be stored in a secured food storage container or food

If you see a bear during your visit please report it to the Save-A-Bear Hotline at 209-372-0322.

Red Bear, Dead Bear: So far this year, 17 bears have been hit by vehicles. Twelve bears have been hit by vehicles since July 12th (on every major road in the Park). Of the 12 bears hit in the past two weeks, four were found dead on scene. The rest were not locatable so their fates are unknown. Please protect wildlife by obeying speed limits and paying attention to roadsides while driving.

Other Wildlife Sightings: Mountain lions have been reported in Hetch Hetchy, Tuolumne, and Yosemite Valley over the last two weeks.

12 since July 12th?? Geeze poor bears sad smiley
Re: Yosemite Bear Facts July 12th – July 25th, 2015
July 29, 2015 01:43PM
We ran into a bear girl last week coming into LYV. We spoke with her for a while. She was looking specifically for a bear that I had seen and taken a picture of the day before. She let the kids use her locator to try and see if it was in range. It had a collar. She said they had a ton of untagged yearlings and were very worried that they were learning bad habits too fast.
avatar Re: Yosemite Bear Facts July 12th – July 25th, 2015
July 29, 2015 08:15PM
12 since the 12th of July? OMG. Too many people speeding?

Wait a sec. What about the "Interesting Bear Facts"?
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