U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
 [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)
 
Old 06-16-2020, 03:15 PM
gg gg started this thread
 
Location: Pittsburgh
25,019 posts, read 23,706,053 times
Reputation: 16346

Advertisements

https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-storie...MWVW7EHWWUJBM/

I for some reason felt Highland Park would be too far from an area a bear would enjoy. Guess not. There was one roaming around Aspinwall a year or so ago. How do they get into Highland Park? Don't think I would like to see that while riding my bike through there. 250lbs.

Hope you all have a nice dinner, maybe outside today. Really is a beautiful day.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-16-2020, 04:48 PM
 
1,339 posts, read 426,589 times
Reputation: 2510
Quote:
Originally Posted by gg View Post
https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-storie...MWVW7EHWWUJBM/

I for some reason felt Highland Park would be too far from an area a bear would enjoy. Guess not. There was one roaming around Aspinwall a year or so ago. How do they get into Highland Park? Don't think I would like to see that while riding my bike through there. 250lbs.

Hope you all have a nice dinner, maybe outside today. Really is a beautiful day.
Black bears matter!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2020, 06:14 PM
Status: "trance in the zone" (set 20 days ago)
 
6,167 posts, read 4,463,330 times
Reputation: 3179
Quote:
Originally Posted by gg View Post
https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-storie...MWVW7EHWWUJBM/

I for some reason felt Highland Park would be too far from an area a bear would enjoy. Guess not. There was one roaming around Aspinwall a year or so ago. How do they get into Highland Park? Don't think I would like to see that while riding my bike through there. 250lbs.
no, its quite possible you have a roaming bear end up in a populated area. Highland Park does have its crags and quiet(er) areas. A bear made it across Fifth Avenue in Shadyside, then down to Duck Hollow a few years back, remember? THAT seems more amazing to me.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2020, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
2,109 posts, read 2,002,942 times
Reputation: 1840
My wife and I were actually having a picnic lunch with our kids in the park when this was happening. Some random dude yelled at me to grab my son and not let him run around because there was a big bear running around. My son cried because a stranger yelled at us, and I thought he said big deer rather than big bear (yinzer accent fooled me). Ultimately I figured out what was going on when I stopped to talk to a guy as I was leaving the park.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2020, 10:52 PM
 
3,442 posts, read 2,958,597 times
Reputation: 2362
Quote:
Originally Posted by gg View Post
https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-storie...MWVW7EHWWUJBM/

I for some reason felt Highland Park would be too far from an area a bear would enjoy. Guess not. There was one roaming around Aspinwall a year or so ago. How do they get into Highland Park? Don't think I would like to see that while riding my bike through there. 250lbs.

Hope you all have a nice dinner, maybe outside today. Really is a beautiful day.
If i was a bear i would love highland park, lots of slow joggers to eat.

I wonder if it was a zoo escapee.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-17-2020, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
14,097 posts, read 15,548,410 times
Reputation: 12064
Quote:
Originally Posted by guy2073 View Post
If i was a bear i would love highland park, lots of slow joggers to eat.
Bears actually get something like 90% of their calories from plants. Black bears in particular are not all that dangerous compared to brown bears, because they aren't territorial. However, if they do attack a person, their intent is to eat you, which is why you absolutely shouldn't do the "play dead" thing that's advised with brown bears.

Quote:
Originally Posted by guy2073 View Post
I wonder if it was a zoo escapee.
Aside from the polar bears, the zoo hasn't had bears on exhibit for years now. One of the bear pits has been changed into a bar, the others are filled with dirt. They're doing some construction up slope from that area, so maybe it will turn into something new soon.
Rate this post positively 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:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

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 > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:30 PM.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - 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, 36, 37 - Top