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Old 08-01-2017, 08:37 PM
 
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It has come to my attention that there are bears showing up in more and more populated areas of the country. I'm trying to decide where I'd like to relocate to, but there is no way I would comfortable anywhere that has the possibility of a BEAR walking down the street or showing up in my yard.

Please tell me where they are!
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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https://www.bear.org/website/bear-pa...ear-range.html

Black bears are typically not a threat to humans. We're not their prey. Their primary food sources are bugs, berries, roots, grasses, fish, and carrion, but they will break into trash cans and houses in search of human food. Your odds of being attacked by a bear in a town or city are infinitesimal.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Elk and moose can actually be more aggressive toward humans than bears are - especially if you encounter one while walking a dog. They can't differentiate between your pooch and a wolf and they will try to stomp Fido to death in a heartbeat.

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Old 08-01-2017, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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It's quite common to see cubs playing in Illinois, in the spring and summer. I find this ironic because the bear sightings don't occur until the fall season.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:50 PM
 
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It's quite common to see cubs playing in Illinois, in the spring and summer. I find this ironic because the bear sightings don't occur until the fall season.
Ha ha. Very helpful.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Everywhere!! WoooooooOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo.....
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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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

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Old 08-02-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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https://www.bear.org/website/bear-pa...ear-range.html

Black bears are typically not a threat to humans. We're not their prey. Their primary food sources are bugs, berries, roots, grasses, fish, and carrion, but they will break into trash cans and houses in search of human food. Your odds of being attacked by a bear in a town or city are infinitesimal.
This is true. However, there is one important caveat. Unlike brown bears, black bears are not territorial. Therefore, on the very rare occasions they do attack someone, they are looking to eat them. So if you are confronted with a black bear acting aggressively and strangely, you should run like hell, not play dead and wait for the bear to leave.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:59 AM
 
Location: NY, NY
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It has come to my attention that there are bears showing up in more and more populated areas of the country. I'm trying to decide where I'd like to relocate to, but there is no way I would comfortable anywhere that has the possibility of a BEAR walking down the street or showing up in my yard.

Please tell me where they are!
Pretty much everywhere LOL! There are bears only 5 miles outside of Manhattan in Bergen County, NJ. Hell, there was a coyote in Central Park 10 years ago. Nature always finds a way.
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Pretty common in California (SF Bay Area and LA, esp near mountains.)
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