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Old 08-02-2017, 09:16 PM
 
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All of them. Except maybe Delaware and Rhode Island. Nope, check that. They've been spotted recently in those states as well.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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There are strategies for outrunning bears. One is to run downhill and swing around a tree and go uphill again. A bear cannot turn as quickly, so you will be able to outrun it.
Another is to run faster than the person you are with.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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It's not random. I don't want to EVER encounter a bear, big or small, black or brown, harmless or not, wandering, looking for food, rolling around in the grass, playing with other bears, walking down the street, swimming in someone's pool, taking a nap, whatever. I don't care if you think it's goofy.It's not like I said I'm afraid of living near elephants. They're not roaming around the USA loose. I don't want to live where alligators are, either. Or cougars or mountain lions or moose for that matter. I can barely stand seeing coyotes in my town. They kill pets, for Pete's sake. Frankly, I think anyone who thinks they are interesting to see close up and personal is nuts. They're friggin' BEARS.

It is random because if you're not out in the country, you won't see a bear. The chance is practically zero.

Also, bears are cute.


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Old 08-02-2017, 10:08 PM
 
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[quote=BadgerFilms;49058473]It is random because if you're not out in the country, you won't see a bear. The chance is practically zero.



You are wrong. That's why I brought this up in the first place. They are found in NEIGHBORHOODS> Here's an example:

https://pilotonline.com/life/wildlif...9e4cba016.html
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:13 PM
 
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Another is to run faster than the person you are with.
okay, that IS funny
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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NM has it's own subspecies, The New Mexican Black Bear (Ursus americanus amblyceps), which is also the state mammal of New Mexico. The subspecies also occurs in AZ, CO, UT, West TX, and northeast Mexico.

NM Black bears love snooping around neighborhoods, especially in Albuquerque's Foothills.

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Another is to run faster than the person you are with.
With stray dogs, lone coyotes, and cougars, I tend to charge at them and throw rocks and stuff. Scares the holy S*** out of them. I definitely would not try that with a damn bear, however.

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Old 08-03-2017, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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There are strategies for outrunning bears. One is to run downhill and swing around a tree and go uphill again. A bear cannot turn as quickly, so you will be able to outrun it.
You attract the bear's attention and go first. I'll walk back to the car.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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It's not random. I don't want to EVER encounter a bear, big or small, black or brown, harmless or not, wandering, looking for food, rolling around in the grass, playing with other bears, walking down the street, swimming in someone's pool, taking a nap, whatever. I don't care if you think it's goofy.It's not like I said I'm afraid of living near elephants. They're not roaming around the USA loose. I don't want to live where alligators are, either. Or cougars or mountain lions or moose for that matter. I can barely stand seeing coyotes in my town. They kill pets, for Pete's sake. Frankly, I think anyone who thinks they are interesting to see close up and personal is nuts. They're friggin' BEARS.
I've spent most of my life living in areas where there are bears, and I've never seen one walking around in the wild. Oh, I did see one at a distance when I was hiking in Northeastern PA. It was going in the other direction.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:45 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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It's not random. I don't want to EVER encounter a bear, big or small, black or brown, harmless or not, wandering, looking for food, rolling around in the grass, playing with other bears, walking down the street, swimming in someone's pool, taking a nap, whatever. I don't care if you think it's goofy.It's not like I said I'm afraid of living near elephants. They're not roaming around the USA loose. I don't want to live where alligators are, either. Or cougars or mountain lions or moose for that matter. I can barely stand seeing coyotes in my town. They kill pets, for Pete's sake. Frankly, I think anyone who thinks they are interesting to see close up and personal is nuts. They're friggin' BEARS.
You do realize you are probably in far more danger of being run over by a car or dying from an accident in your home than you are of being attacked by a bear?

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Old 08-03-2017, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Dude guys, cut it out. So the OP has a phobia, so what?

Questions about states without insects, spiders, and venomous snakes have been answered seriously in the past. Why not this?
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