Ever stumble on a bear den , we did today .

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  1. richardg40

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    We are having our 100 acres woodlot cut this winter and since they were done last friday we decided to walk the property line . The wood processor operator told me last week that he was making the road a little larger with his bucket loader and he picked up mother bear in his bucket from her den , paws swinging and growling . He dropped her gently and she took off running . She had 2 small cubs in her den and she came back for them but one of them was dead so she took the other one out of harms way . This wood processor has been doing this for 30 years and said he never experienced something like this before .

    Today while walking the property line we found her new den ,with lots of trees scratched all around that area and bear poop and tracks / This den is just under some fallen trees . We didn't take pictures because we were afraid she would come after us .
     
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    Wow - that's pretty awesome! I'd love to see that....from a distance!
     
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    Haven't come across one in person either.

    That's too bad about the one little one that didn't make it.

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    Bears rule...
     
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    It never happened without pics... LOL. Now get in there and get some pictures for the forum.
     
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    Our land used to be owned by a timber company. They left a few large slash piles. Pretty sure at least one of them has a black bear den. We catch pictures of black bears & cubs on our cams all the time too.
     
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    I found a Carolina wren den in my woodpile today. Does that count:cool:?
     
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    Was she hibernating? Was he insane? I guess he's relatively safe in the loader, but still.
    :(
     
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    She was hibernating . He didn't see her and didn't pick her up on purpose . He only noticed her in the bucket after it was way up in the air .
     
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    I occasionally see bears running across the road but I have not seen a den.
     
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    Don't take pictures- you are wise to leave her alone. She doesn't need the stress and too much interference will be nothing but bad. Good for you trying to do the right thing!
     
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    I am pretty sure that I would make a mental note to stay the heck away from that corner of the woods._g
     
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    Had neighbors tell me they saw a bear at my gate. Two days later I find my bale of peat torn open. Then bear poop on my sister's road. Then my aunt, 60 acres away, calls to tell me a bear is looking in her kitchen window. But what really shook me was when I was walking to the gate with my Wheaten. I had looked down to check my lace because a sneaker felt loose; as I looked down, I heard a sound in front of me and to the right. I didn't have time to look to see what it was. My dog tensed for an instant, then turned and tore off for home. I figured "bear" and took off after him.

    In a way, I'm glad it happened. He herds deer, chases turkeys, chases the raven (ha!). I'd been worried about what would happen if he met a bear. I now know I don't need to worry. He won't meet a bear. Smart dog.
     
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    Reminded me of this T:

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