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Old Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Status: ""...whisper words of wisdom, let it be..."" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Lancaster, SC
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I can't wait to see the movie.
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Old Yesterday, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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BTW~~ Black bears are "Herbivores" Not "Carnivores"~~
Black bears are omnivorous. Plants make up the bulk of their diet, but they can and do eat meat (and will sometimes actively hunt and kill other animals - including people on rare occasions - in order to obtain it).
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Old Yesterday, 10:55 PM
 
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Black bears are omnivorous. Plants make up the bulk of their diet, but they can and do eat meat (and will sometimes actively hunt and kill other animals - including people on rare occasions - in order to obtain it).
I missed that when I responded to that post ó read it as omnivorous in my mind. What makes up the bulk of their diet depends on where they live. Coastal bears eat mostly berries and fish.
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Old Today, 04:00 AM
 
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Mothers of most species seem to have that built in motherly love. Iíve seen it with dogs and cats. I believe it could happen with a mother bear and a small child.
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Old Today, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Maybe North Carolina bears are friendlier than your local bears.


This NC lady cuddled in bed with bears.

https://www.coastalreview.org/2015/0...us-life-death/

I, too, wonder how the child survived the freezing temperatures and heavy rains.
I remember that story.
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Old Today, 07:21 AM
 
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I don't know why anyone needs to argue about it. Whatever happened, happened and the kid is fine. You can believe a bear helped no matter how far fetched that might be or you can choose not to believe it. The kid obviously believes it even if he dreamed up the whole thing.
Yes, my thoughts exactly.

I am just so glad it had a happy ending, no matter how it happened!
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Old Today, 08:04 AM
 
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The false equivalency of animals being as they're portrayed by cartoons often ends badly for the animals in question. The same people who believe some cute little mother bear protected the boy are the same kind of people who leave food out for the cute little living teddy bears and sign their death warrants by doing so. If you dealt with these types on a regular basis, I think you'd be singing a different tune here. Besides, education about the natural world is never a bad thing. I'll bet most people who think a bear came out of nowhere to protect this child didn't even know that black bears give birth in mid-winter. Now they do.
What? Yogi bear and Boo boo aren't representative of bear behavior?


I saw the movie about Timothy Treadwell. I could not believe his arrogance and stupidity.


On a side note: Have you seen the videos of Ocean Ramsey swimming with Great White sharks and Tiger sharks? She's going to be a snack one day.

http://oceanramsey.com/gallery/
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Old Today, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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What? Yogi bear and Boo boo aren't representative of bear behavior?


I saw the movie about Timothy Treadwell. I could not believe his arrogance and stupidity.


On a side note: Have you seen the videos of Ocean Ramsey swimming with Great White sharks and Tiger sharks? She's going to be a snack one day.

Ocean Ramsey – Gallery
It's a stupid thing to do for sure, but shark bites really only happen in shallow waters, where visibility is poor and one can be easily confused for a fish.

Humans are generally not a shark's prey.
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Old Today, 10:55 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I suppose it is possible that one of those great big hairy livestock guardian dogs followed the kid around for awhile, letting the baby sleep with it. Then if the child wandered too far from the dog's territory, the dog would go back to his job and leave the child who was alone when found.

Did anyone back track the kid to see where he had been?

I'm skeptical and waiting for the go fund me page that goes along with the story.
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Old Today, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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I'm skeptical and waiting for the go fund me page that goes along with the story.
https://www.gofundme.com/casey-and-the-bear
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