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Anybody know what bear scat looks like?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by PapaDave, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. SKIN052

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Nothing to be concerned about Dave except for your meds. I still recall the time my wife went for the mail. No tracks on the way out but on the way back there was a bear track in the driveway. Didn't bother her though. Maybe the bear spotted her and ran for his life! She can get a bit ornery at times.
  3. Bobbin

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    Some guy in Conway, NH got nailed a week/so ago. He didn't realize the bear was forageing in the dumpster and was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he chucked something into it; 16 stitches or thereabouts, I think. Fear response is different than a full on attack.

    No bear in my immediate area but there are plenty inland a bit. Looks a lot like racoon scat; makes sense they're both omnivores! We bring the bird feeder in at night. Scroungeing for "drops" is OK, "gassin' up" on the feeder's contents is not. Now, if we could only convince the weekend knucklehead across the street to quit putting the trash out the night before collection...

    :)
  4. Highbeam

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    Just a baby.

    Here's the PNW bear deposits. They seem to love our huckleberries and black berries.

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    There was an excellent photo of wood stacks in the pictures section of this forum awhile back where in the background a pair of blackbears were bumping uglies. Fantastic picture.
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    not much of a pic,but here is the fella that stalked me that day :p

    in the middle left of pic you can see where i was cutting. went home grabbed some bread and syrup and got a picture :)



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  7. Bobbin

    Bobbin Minister of Fire

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    Highbeam, I have no idea how big that water pistol you used for "scale" is. How about you use a cake pan the next time?

    :)
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    My God! The bear crapped a Redhawk?
  9. cjsplitter

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    Had a cousin killed by a black bear in the u.p. a long time ago. She was young and the bear took her off the back porch up. She was a pomeranky.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Was that the three year old?
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    cjsplitter, I seem to remember reading about that several years ago. A real shame.
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    I learned pretty quickly, living in NH for four years in college. Avoid dumpsters at night. Heard about lots of encounters, but not any attacks.
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    Same here . . . 4 years in NH . . . but it wasn't the bear that concerned me when near the dumpsters at night . . . it was the skunks which were always hanging around the dumpsters.
  14. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    I've logged thousands of hours, mostly alone, in forests of n.Cali and s.Oregon. I encountered many, many bears with no trouble. One year they had very little food in early spring and they were false charging a lot of the biologists I worked with in order to defend their puny resources. Nobody was harmed, but a few likely had to wash out their undershorts in the creek :)
    I won't even lie and tell you that I was good about my food because I wasn't, but the bears were very wild and never came to my camp for food. I know it can be different when they interface with human habitation or in heavily used areas like national parks.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I bet you are a fun date. "And then I had to go wash my underwear out in the creek and the next day..." :coolsmile:

    "Bartender, bring the lady another one."
  16. Mrs. Krabappel

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    :p Might explain why I am hanging out with you guys on a Friday night
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I meant it in a good way. It would be fun to hear the stories you must have about those treks through the woods.
  18. Mrs. Krabappel

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    I took it as you intended. And thank you. Nowadays I'm not that exciting. During an evening with me one would have to hear too much about chickens. Which might also explain post #40. :)
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    u a vegetarian?
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    No problem, most of us are turkeys or old buzzards here. :)
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    My Mother in Law has a place in Northern New Brunswick, thats what it looks like when the choke cherries are ripe. There are bears all over the place up there, we were sitting on the porch and one ran right in front of us at dusk. pretty exciting, we stayed out there every night we were there hoping we could get a pic but...
  22. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    No, not particularly. I have chickens.
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    Have seen smaller versions of that kind of poop where I work (and I'm certain there are no bears) We figure it for coon or fox poop. Interesting to see what the bear poop looks like though!
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    Found this about 50' from the house in VT. I'll be keeping an eye out. I was talking with our neighbors (who live up and behind us) and they said they had a bear in one of their trees last year.

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    spent some days and nights hiking in the white mountains of new hampshire seen some crap like that. and seen some big paw prints always in the back of my mind when making camp and storing food for the night.

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