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Unread 06-10-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Reston
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Default Black Bear in Great Falls!

How could a bear get to Great Falls without being spotted (going through Loudoun County?) and where is it going to go now?
 
Bear sighted in Great Falls | WJLA.com
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Unread 06-10-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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There have been bear sightings yesterday and today in Ashburn Farm and in Broadlands:

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Broadlands HOA forum
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Unread 06-10-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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Bears live in almost every county in the state. They are basically harmless, but this is the start of their breeding season, so males will be roaming over larger ranges than usual hoping for a meet-up. One thing bears like almost as much as meet-ups is food, so if you don't want one on your back porch, don't leave things out there like the grill that you've been meaning to clean out since Memorial Day. Bears aren't that particular in their diet, so if it's even borderline edible, they'll be interested in it. On the other hand, they aren't interested in people at all. It would be safest for all to keep it that way, so don't do kind and thoughtful things for them. Watching from a respectable distance and maybe taking a picture to show everybody at work iwould be about it.
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Unread 06-10-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, Va
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Saw da bear yesterday in Broadlands.
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Unread 06-11-2011, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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A few years ago they had photos of a mama bear and cub strolling around Lake Anne Plaza in Reston!
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Unread 06-11-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Reston
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Might be nice if they could put a chip in to track it through GPS.
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Unread 06-11-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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I remember reading a story some years ago about a family of black bears moseying across 16th St. near Rock Creek Park in the District.
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Unread 06-11-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Hee hee... sort of off-topic, but I read a story about ten years ago (when I lived in MO) about a black bear in southern MO who was sneaking into some people's hot tub every night. (S)he would actually paw the cover off to get in. The worst part was that her/his shed fur started clogging up the filters!
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Unread 06-12-2011, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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"I'm as comfy as a bear in a hot tub" would make a great saying.
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Unread 06-12-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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"I'm as comfy as a bear in a hot tub" would make a great saying.
Yes!! What a voluptuary bear. If there had been any alcohol stored outside, I wouldn't be surprised if (s)he'd gotten into that, too.
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