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Bears escaping river flooding in Mississippi Delta between Rolling Fork and Yazoo City (pics)
Self ^ | 6-21-11 | Wardaddy

Posted on 05/21/2011 11:26:45 PM PDT by wardaddy

This is a photo taken this morning of a black swamp bear on the move in Mississippi in the Delta up between Panther Burn and Delta National Forest about 8 miles west/southwest of Yazoo City off Satarita road area.

We all knew bears were there but you rarely see them. It's funny, we were just talking about this here last week.

Nice size bear too btw.

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TOPICS: Extended News; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bears; flood; flooding

1 posted on 05/21/2011 11:26:50 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Downsouth55; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; bkwells; DogwoodSouth; WileyPink; jmax; ...

Homeboys and Girls ping


2 posted on 05/21/2011 11:30:05 PM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: wardaddy

I love that last photo. The profile looks like a cave painting. How big would say this one is?


3 posted on 05/21/2011 11:33:51 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

150-175 pounds. He is skinny with no big round belly and short thick neck.


4 posted on 05/21/2011 11:55:49 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: dr_lew

I have no clue...seeing bears in Mississippi is uncommon...they tend to live in deep swamps where few folks go..it looks rangy

animal rights activists often clamour they are all gone...they will often claim only 50-100 bears left in the state at most which is such BS

they say the same about panthers...they get proven wrong on that too

I have no clue how many there are...less than Indian days no doubt but still a fair number...Mississippi is very sparsely populated compared to say Middle TN where I now live but even here they find bears in parts of the state they swore had none...I saw one hit by a car 75 miles west of where they swore up and down was bear’s limit of habitat

bears are not quite up to coyote adaptive skills but they can coexist with humans


5 posted on 05/22/2011 12:05:02 AM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: wardaddy

I have had Rottweillers and Johnson Bulldogs that weighed 150 pounds and I can promise you that bear weighs more than they did/do


6 posted on 05/22/2011 12:07:47 AM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: wardaddy

I don’t know much about bears or coyotes because I don’t want to. They are scary, and live in my neck of the woods.

However, I’ve been worried about all of the wildlife along the river. I’m glad to see at least one bear finding his way.

What do you want to bet that many creatures instinctively find their way to safety? Unlike some mammals I know...

*cough*Katrina*cough*


7 posted on 05/22/2011 12:09:57 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: dixiechick2000

no kidding


8 posted on 05/22/2011 12:15:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: wardaddy
I have had Rottweillers and Johnson Bulldogs that weighed 150 pounds and I can promise you that bear weighs more than they did/do

I agree. Males can get up to 600lbs and while skinny, that's not a small bear.

9 posted on 05/22/2011 12:26:18 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: South40

yep...judging by the weeds I would wager that bear is at least average black bear height of 34-36 inches at the whithers

and my bullies were 25 inches at whithers and 150 pounds...it’s not fat like one going into hibernation I agree

but it doesn’t look small stature wise

it’s old hat to folks in typical bear country but around Mississippi it’s not common to see them...I believe there are more than they guess but they live so remote in deep woods and relatively inaccessible cypress swamps


10 posted on 05/22/2011 12:50:42 AM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: wardaddy

They are all headed to Oxford for cheerleader tryouts.


11 posted on 05/22/2011 3:14:46 AM PDT by WKB (We have Bachmann all we need to do is "Turner" on the "Over Drive")
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To: eartrumpet
150-175 pounds

Twice that if not more. Not very hefty but good size

12 posted on 05/22/2011 3:38:51 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: wardaddy
animal rights activists often clamour they are all gone...they will often claim only 50-100 bears left in the state at most which is such BS

they say the same about panthers...they get proven wrong on that too

They don't frequent the hunters forums and look at the wildlife trail camera photos. There are plenty of bears and panthers that pop up on them.

13 posted on 05/22/2011 3:46:32 AM PDT by chemicalman ("The taxpayer - work for the Fed gvmt, but doesn't take a civil service exam. Reagan)
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To: wardaddy
Cool photos.

I saw several hogs near the Bonne Carre spillway after they opened it on my way to work one morning. Looks like a truck got a small one on the highway too.

14 posted on 05/22/2011 3:49:21 AM PDT by chemicalman ("The taxpayer - work for the Fed gvmt, but doesn't take a civil service exam. Reagan)
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To: wardaddy

nice photos - thanks!


15 posted on 05/22/2011 4:50:24 AM PDT by Puddleglum (dance with the horse that brung ya)
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To: eartrumpet
150-175 pounds. He is skinny with no big round belly and short thick neck.

If I had to meet up with a bear, I would not want it to be a skinny one. Very fat, well fed to the point of drowsiness, that's the bear for me, then I'd fall down and play dead and hope and pray.

16 posted on 05/22/2011 5:04:51 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: wardaddy

Not just bears but news reports have included gators and snakes.


17 posted on 05/22/2011 5:31:25 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Graybeard58

The buddy system works well.

For the faster buddy.


18 posted on 05/22/2011 5:32:01 AM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: eartrumpet
150-175 pounds. He is skinny with no big round belly and short thick neck.

The fields themselves may explain the rangy look. A few weeds are growing from the furrows but the seed doesn't look like it germinated. Crop failure in the works.

19 posted on 05/22/2011 5:34:34 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Erasmus

Yep. Don’t have to be faster than the bear... just faster than YOU!


20 posted on 05/22/2011 5:39:13 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: wardaddy

Concord, Mass., 20 miles west of Boston has had recent bear and bobcat (I personally saw one) sightings and moose occasionally come as close as Newton, about ten miles from Boston.


21 posted on 05/22/2011 6:27:47 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: wardaddy

I wonder if bears become more dangerous if they are out of their element?


22 posted on 05/22/2011 6:50:03 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: wardaddy

Love the pics...I live just north of this area, and have spent many Sunday afternoons “turnrow ridin’” in that area..One of the hardest parts of dealing with this “May Rise” is seeing the stress on our local wildlife.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 7:30:14 AM PDT by laredneckgirl
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To: wardaddy

ping


24 posted on 05/22/2011 7:30:18 AM PDT by laredneckgirl
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To: wardaddy

Neat pics. We get lots of bears where I live - even here in town. A few months ago one took out one of our backyard birdfeeders.

The bear population has increased significantly over the past twenty years or so. Oh, not just here in NY, but in most states. I think a lot of people would be very surprised to know what wanders around in their towns at night.


25 posted on 05/22/2011 8:20:52 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: wardaddy

Come on over to GA. We are lousy with bears.


26 posted on 05/22/2011 9:34:16 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: WKB

oh God don’t remind me....I was at a crawfish boil last nite and someone brought that up when they learned me and a boy from Pass Christian at the party were both Ole Miss alum

wifey made sure I had taken my Benicar yesterday morning


27 posted on 05/22/2011 10:12:05 AM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

wow that would mean Bears around Sudbury too..amazing


28 posted on 05/22/2011 10:15:48 AM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: wardaddy

I think that is one of the ones from our neck of the woods. According to my parents, who still live in MS, there are four that are tagged and maybe some others living in the area that are not.


29 posted on 05/22/2011 10:41:37 AM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: wardaddy

You’re good at weighing dogs. Spend some more time looking at young bears.


30 posted on 05/22/2011 5:07:55 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: wardaddy

Hey, I’ve actually been to both of those places. Had my pic taken on the lawn of the Sharkey County Courthouse (cause Muddy Waters was born there—not the courthouse, but the county).


31 posted on 05/22/2011 5:10:18 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: eartrumpet

Right. And you’re pitbull sausage if my memory serves me correctly.

Miss Chet yet?


32 posted on 05/22/2011 10:55:59 PM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: wardaddy
Neat pics, thanks for the ping.

Reminds me of the big flood we had on the lower Pearl in 1990. I was working in NOLA at the time. I crossed the Pearl just at day break. There was a little high ground in the medium on the run up to the bridge. I swear, it looked like a scene from 'Bambi'. There were bears, hogs, deer, turkey, rabbits, foxes, coons, you name it all milling around. They were flooded out of Honey Island Swamp. It was a sight to see.

....and yes, there are 'panthers' or more precisely, jaguarundi, in Mississippi and south Alabama. My family sees and hears them frequently in northern Jackson County.


33 posted on 05/23/2011 3:36:41 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: wardaddy

Like most animals in the wild, Chet99 had his niche!


34 posted on 05/23/2011 9:03:18 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: I Buried My Guns

I forget what Chet did...may have been on JR’s come and get me homosexual purge thread

Chet was good on polling data in races though

I think he must have suffered something from a dog attack..which if he did and it was tragic...I do feel for him even if I like Bully type dogs


35 posted on 05/23/2011 9:10:25 AM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: Islander7
Sorry, there are no Jaguarundi in MS or AL, and they don't match the description of the size of what the majority of people claim to have seen. Jaguarundi are known not to exist here, so they are not on the endangered species list and can legally be trapped, hunted, etc., so it would be extremely easy to prove me wrong if your family encounters them frequently. The cats most folks describe encountering are cougar-sized with tracks 4” or so across, which would be left by a cat more than twice the size of what you listed. Of course, there is not supposed to be any big cat species here, but it is known as fact that cougars did at one time inhabit MS, while the known range of the jaguarundi has never extended this far.
36 posted on 06/20/2011 6:04:52 PM PDT by SurveyorS
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To: SurveyorS

I trust my brother’s description and research more than your blanket statement. His neighbor’s have reported seeing the same sort of cat in the area. Their descriptions closely match that of a Jaguarundi. Many animals have sought new territories as habitat has been compromised.


37 posted on 06/22/2011 3:08:25 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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