U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-07-2017, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
8,047 posts, read 5,911,119 times
Reputation: 9785

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by NativeOrange View Post
This is one of my favorite animal encounter vids on YT. This is La Crescenta, a little more than 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oTEy-bWaamY
I got my 1st laff of the day. Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-07-2017, 06:09 PM
 
1,353 posts, read 1,278,187 times
Reputation: 1957
Quote:
Originally Posted by pnwguy2 View Post
Bears exist in 48 States, but here is where they will likey be preparing to eat you:

Map of where bears live in North America
That map is highly inaccurate. The only places I have seen bears in the wild are all marked on that map as "No Bears"

- Southern California
- Outside of Las Vegas on the mountain
- Mulitple times in Northern Arizona
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2017, 07:35 PM
 
57 posts, read 53,716 times
Reputation: 90
I didn't know grizzlies were only in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. I also didn't know there were many areas with no bears at all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2018, 02:47 AM
 
Location: SW/FLA
49 posts, read 17,704 times
Reputation: 50
Imo for an area with very high heat and humidity , I have personally seen alot of black bears on the outskirts of Naples FL (GGEstates etc) and east of Ft Meyers Fla (sw/Fla). I"am talkin about alot in my 30 years around these parts . The population has really grown . And yes I know these cities border the Everglades . But theres alot of bears around here for being way down here almost at the end of the peninsula . Just my personal opinion .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2018, 08:08 AM
 
4,945 posts, read 1,848,565 times
Reputation: 4696
Quote:
Originally Posted by MinivanDriver View Post
All of them. Except maybe Delaware and Rhode Island. Nope, check that. They've been spotted recently in those states as well.





Rhode Island typically has black bear sightings every summer (even have some moose sightings some years). They however are not yet thought to live in the state year round. State officials have stated that year round residence is just a matter of time as that day is fast approaching with their numbers increasing in CT and MA.

Many RI animal populations have rebounded with numbers greatly increasing. Chief among them are probably the deer and turkeys. You now see them even in the suburbs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1,381 posts, read 1,200,308 times
Reputation: 2546
Black bears are fairly common in Minnesota, especially in heavily wooded areas. My parents live in a northern suburb of Minneapolis and have seen bears grabbing koi from their their backyard pond multiple times now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2018, 09:06 AM
 
2,037 posts, read 1,030,874 times
Reputation: 2687
Quote:
Originally Posted by jennifat View Post
Black bears are fairly common in Minnesota, especially in heavily wooded areas. My parents live in a northern suburb of Minneapolis and have seen bears grabbing koi from their their backyard pond multiple times now.
That would freak me out. I, currently, live in the middle of Wisconsin, and I won't walk anywhere near the woods...always opt for neighborhoods with lots of houses.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2018, 10:01 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
6,628 posts, read 3,693,281 times
Reputation: 12457
Black Bear range seems to be expanding. If you see one it is usually minding its own business or running away. I worry more about an expanding presence of Mountain Lions. One (radio tracked) roams the river forest about two miles away. Meanwhile, the coyotes are having the family pets for dinner and the owl just flew away with Fluffy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
3,085 posts, read 2,132,133 times
Reputation: 3590
Lions are stealth. You'll never know one is watching you until the snag what they are after. Bears are just lumbering simpletons looking for food.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1,381 posts, read 1,200,308 times
Reputation: 2546
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enean View Post
That would freak me out. I, currently, live in the middle of Wisconsin, and I won't walk anywhere near the woods...always opt for neighborhoods with lots of houses.
If you're in central Wisconsin, black bears are definitely around. A young one (maybe an adolescent) darted out in front of my car this summer just west of Stevens Point.

I wouldn't be too worried about bears, though. They're usually very skittish and run away at the slightest sound of a human. They almost never attack unless forced or provoked.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top