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Old 06-25-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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You're welcome. I have heard of them before, but to show you an example, all it took is a simple google search. Try it yourself!
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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You're welcome. I have heard of them before, but to show you an example, all it took is a simple google search. Try it yourself!
That was a neat photo of the bear, but it wasn't a true albino either, more of a blond black bear for which there aren't many, and most don't make it to adulthood. If it was a true albino, it would have snow white fur, pink eyes and nose which would also make it a very good target for hunters, both human and other bigger bears in the wooded environment and hamper their ability to stalk food other than grazing.

Some years back there was a family of white albino moose by Healy, it was illegal to shoot them, but they faded away, either into freezers or other critters bellies.

Even a white Polar bear isn't an albino, it has dark eyes, nose and paws that shows it has pigment which a true albino lacks.

Here is a shot of a albino black bear taken in a hunt down South (see the pink nose). Don't have any idea of why these guys were hunting cubs though. Even in Alaska, you aren't suppose to hunt a sow with cubs.

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Old 06-25-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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That was a neat photo of the bear, but it wasn't a true albino either, more of a blond black bear for which there aren't many, and most don't make it to adulthood. If it was a true albino, it would have snow white fur, pink eyes and nose which would also make it a very good target for hunters, both human and other bigger bears in the wooded environment and hamper their ability to stalk food other than grazing.

Some years back there was a family of white albino moose by Healy, it was illegal to shoot them, but they faded away, either into freezers or other critters bellies.

Even a white Polar bear isn't an albino, it has dark eyes, nose and paws that shows it has pigment which a true albino lacks.

Here is a shot of a albino black bear taken in a hunt down South (see the pink nose). Don't have any idea of why these guys were hunting cubs though. Even in Alaska, you aren't suppose to hunt a sow with cubs.
I bet the hunters in that picture were proud. I've seen sheep bigger than those.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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I bet the hunters in that picture were proud. I've seen sheep bigger than those.
Yeah, you can see the sow in the back of them. Bet they saw the cub first then the rest of the clan.

I would be embarresed to have a photo like that taken had I ever done that...
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Mpls, MN, USA
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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But, but, but......those are just baby bears. Why on earth would anyone get their jollies killing cubs? I can't stand to look at that picture.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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They shouldn't have shot those bears. The albino likely wouldn't have survived long but that's no excuse for shooting the other cubs and the sow.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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