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Old 03-31-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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It is quite common for female bears to abandon an infirm cub. Perhaps the hiker knew this. The animal officials don't seem to be well-informed.
It's almost as if the momma bear knew there would be hikers coming along, so she left the cub right on the trail. Seems like a very unusual place for a sleepy, weak bear to be left.
I wish we could know more about the circumstances, but we can't.
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Old 03-31-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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It's almost as if the momma bear knew there would be hikers coming along, so she left the cub right on the trail. Seems like a very unusual place for a sleepy, weak bear to be left.
I wish we could know more about the circumstances, but we can't.
I doubt a wild bear understands what a hiking trail is. To them, its just another part of their natural habitat.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:05 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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This is true, he took a tremendous risk. He said he watched the baby from a distance for awhile, to see if there were any signs or sounds of momma-bear activity around. Still, he could have ended up with a momma bear in hot pursuit after him down the trail, following his scent, if she came back to find that her baby was gone.
He said he watched for ten minutes. That's less time than the drive-thru at McDonalds.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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It's almost as if the momma bear knew there would be hikers coming along, so she left the cub right on the trail. Seems like a very unusual place for a sleepy, weak bear to be left.
I wish we could know more about the circumstances, but we can't.
That's an anthropomorphic interpretation. Anyway, if a sow did leave the cub deliberately, she probably stashed the it in a bush or tree, and it climbed, crawled, or fell out.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:18 PM
 
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I doubt a wild bear understands what a hiking trail is. To them, its just another part of their natural habitat.
If its den was in the general vicinity, it would have been aware of the human traffic passing through. It can distinguish a trail from underbrush, as well. But would it choose to leave and abandon an ailing cub there? I doubt it. But the scene kinda looks that way, that's all I was saying.
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:08 PM
 
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Why is it looked at as saving a bear cub rather than starving other predators/scavengers?

Unless it's some endangered species(and made so by man) you should just let nature do its thing out in the wild.
I guess we're giving them too much credit by assuming they can hunt/scavenge other things?
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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Some states have agreements with private prisons, that they'll be kept at a certain level of occupancy. No idea if Oregon is one of them, although the fact that they arrest people for harvesting rainwater on their own roof speaks for itself. Either way, to maintain the required level of prison occupancy, you need to incarcerate enough people to begin with. Ruining the lives and careers of citizens who meant no harm (because they won't be able to find a job after release) is just the cost of doing business.

I weep for our country's future!
Reading this, I was wondering if the person you quoted ever heard of a disorderly person. The majority of people arrested for being disorderly weren't.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:39 PM
 
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WHY??

HE WAS SAVING A LIFE..... Something not many ppl do now!!!!!!
Dude....have you actually read all of the threads? There are many explaining why it was a bad idea....besides being against the law. And it's against the law for good reason.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:49 PM
 
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It's almost as if the momma bear knew there would be hikers coming along, so she left the cub right on the trail. Seems like a very unusual place for a sleepy, weak bear to be left.
Seriously?
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Old 04-01-2017, 12:11 AM
 
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It's almost as if the momma bear knew there would be hikers coming along, so she left the cub right on the trail. Seems like a very unusual place for a sleepy, weak bear to be left.
I wish we could know more about the circumstances, but we can't.
This didn't happen in Jellystone Park.
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