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  • Firefighters Help Stranded Bear Cub in South Lake Tahoe

    05/16/2020 8:57:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    ABC30 ^ | Friday, May 15, 2020
    A crew of firefighters and one determined mama bear helped rescue a cub who was trapped on a dock railing in South Lake Tahoe. A crew of firefighters and one determined mama bear helped rescue a cub who was trapped on a dock railing in South Lake Tahoe. Officials say the mom is known in the area as Black Betty and took her cubs out for a swim when one of them was unable to make it into the water. Video from earlier this month shows the cub clinging to the rail as its mom looks on from below. Fire...
  • Bear Biologist Makes Hyperbolic Claim about Bear Mauling and Lightning Strikes

    05/15/2020 5:57:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 13 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In a March 15, 2020 article about a bear encounter by Caroline Wellbery, a bear biologist makes a hyperbolic claim. It is not unusual for people to make hyperbolic claims about bears, which are not founded in facts or data. It is irresponsible for experts in the field to do so. From the There is a bigger chance of getting hit twice by lightning, Craighead says, than being mauled by a bear. As with any statistical assessment, it depends on a number of assumptions. If you are talking about the United States as a whole, Craighead's claim is...
  • Report: Bears not expected to pick up QB Trubisky's 5th-year option

    04/25/2020 4:36:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | April 25, 2020 | Jesse Reed
    The Chicago Bears traded up for Mitchell Trubisky just a few years ago, but the franchise has since realized he may not be the long-term answer. That became crystal clear once Chicago traded for Nick Foles this offseason. Now comes further proof, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the belief around the league is the Bears won’t pick up Trubisky’s fifth-year option. Schefter notes there has been no official word from the Bears and that Chicago has until May 4 to make the decision. If the Bears do decide to pick up the fifth-year option on Trubisky, it would cost over...
  • Disaster: Trump's Been Binge-Watching Netflix And He Just Bought 17 Tigers

    04/04/2020 12:20:02 AM PDT · by Norski · 24 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | April 2, 2020 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—As if Americans haven’t had enough bad news, there are now reports of a huge disaster in the making. Apparently President Donald Trump has started watching the documentary Tiger King on Netflix and has purchased seventeen tigers, which are currently roaming the White House. “This is worse than when he watched that Michael Bay Ninja Turtles movie and ordered nunchucks from Amazon,” said one White House staffer who wished to remain anonymous. The tigers are now all over the White House, destroying priceless furniture and art. Even the Secret Service is too intimidated to confront them. Trump, though, seems...
  • Man Finds Box of Adorable Baby Bears Outside Home

    02/06/2020 5:54:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WISN ^ | Feb 6, 2020
    It was a bear-y baffling discovery in front of a North Carolina home. Cornelius Williams returned home from the grocery store Tuesday night and heard a squeaky noise coming from a cardboard box left in his walkway, WTKR-TV reported. It was dark outside, so Williams called authorities for help. A deputy approached the box, peered inside and to his surprise — he found two newborn bear cubs. Bears are no stranger to Camden County, Sheriff Kevin Jones said. But, he said finding cubs in a box was “a little strange.” Williams wasn’t sure why he was left to bear with...
  • Walmart admits Florida store misused $20,000 of a $80,000 Christmas gift by Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack that was donated to pay off 350 layaway accounts in his hometown

    01/14/2020 10:44:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    DM ^ | 1/14/2020 | WRIGHT
    Walmart has shared that managers misused $20,000 of a Christmas donation from a foundation associated with Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack. Mack's foundation made the $80,000 donation last month to a location in Fort Pierce, Florida, where the star athlete was born and raised. The donation went towards 350 layaway accounts that totaled $60,000. The remaining funds reportedly went to employees in a decision made by the store's management.
  • Learning from the bears

    12/31/2019 9:29:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies ^ | 12/30/2019
    Grizzly bears spend many months in hibernation, but their muscles do not suffer from the lack of movement. The bear's metabolism and heart rate drop rapidly. It excretes neither urine nor feces. The amount of nitrogen in the blood increases drastically and the bear becomes resistant to the hormone insulin. A person could hardly survive this four-month phase in a healthy state. Afterwards, he or she would most likely have to cope with thromboses or psychological changes. Above all, the muscles would suffer from this prolonged period of disuse. The scientists from Berlin, Greifswald and the United States were particularly...
  • Brutal mass brawl breaks out in Soldier Field concourse as Bears and Cowboys fans trade blows after Chicago win

    12/06/2019 10:49:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2019 | Jack Newman
    This is the shocking moment Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears fans started a violent brawl after Thursday’s game. Footage shows two groups of fans pummeling each other along the Solider Field concourse level in Chicago. Fans adorned in both Bears and Cowboys jersey can be seen engaged in the multi-person bust-up which saw some being hit while down on the ground.
  • Russian village is under siege from FIFTY-SIX hungry polar bears

    12/06/2019 9:58:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2019 | Will Stewart
    A Russian village is under siege from at least 56 ravenous polar bears that have gathered on the outskirts of the remote outpost. Remarkable images and footage show how Ryrkaypiy is now in virtual lockdown over the worrying predator invasion. All public events have been cancelled and children were given extra protection as they travel to and from kindergarten and school. Special bear patrols are trying to stop the 'hungry' bears entering residential areas. So far the invasion is on the outskirts of the village - which has a population of 766 - in Russia's easternmost Chuktoka region, where the...
  • Taking on the bear issue [ Colorado ]

    11/11/2019 5:30:42 AM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Delta County Independent ^ | Nov 8, 2019 | Gary Hubbell
    Colorado has a bear problem. Pure and simple, we have too many bears.. When I was a kid growing up .. my brother and I spent a lot of time in the woods. We were hiking, backpacking, exploring, hunting and climbing around all the time in the high country. Never once did we see a bear. I clearly recall the first time I ever saw a bear in the woods, and I was 31 years old, in 1993. Not too long after that, I took over the outfitting permits in Marble, Colorado, and I remember one day when I saw...
  • Mysterious Arctic skull raises questions about what animals once roamed North

    05/30/2006 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 26 replies · 1,587+ views
    CNews ^ | 30 May 2006 | JOHN THOMPSON
    IQALUIT, Nunavut (CP) - A mysterious skull discovered on the edge of the Arctic Circle has sparked interest in what creatures roamed Baffin Island in the distant past, and what life a warming climate may support in the future. Andrew Dialla, a resident of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, says he found the skull protruding from the frozen tundra during a walk near the shore with his daughter about a month ago. The horned skull is about the size of a man's fist. It resembles a baby caribou skull, except at that age, a caribou wouldn't have antlers, researchers and elders have pointed...
  • Discovery Channel Pits 'Man vs. Bear' in New Competition Series

    10/31/2019 10:33:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 31, 2019 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Humans are taking on grizzly bears in a new Discovery Channel show. The network has greenlit Man vs. Bear, a new competition series in which "humans will be entering the bear's territory and take them on in a competition like never attempted." Each week three grizzlies — Bart, Honey Bump and Tank — will take on three new human competitors (male and female) at their Utah sanctuary to test the limits of strength, speed and stamina. All of the challenges — from a game of "tug of war" to using brute force to roll giant logs — will be based...
  • Pistols & Bear Spray Stop Two Bear Attacks on Archery Hunters in Montana

    10/03/2019 5:34:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( Two pairs of archery hunters were attacked by a grizzly bear or bears in Montana, in the Gravelly Mountains. The attacks occurred within 11 hours and one mile from each other.  Because of the proximity, it is suspected the same bear was involved in both attacks.The attacks are remarkably similar with an interesting difference. In one, the hunters used bear spray. In the other, they used 9 mm handguns.  From The first attack happened about 7:30 a.m. when two archery hunters from New Mexico were following elk tracks south of Cottonwood Creek, west of Black Butte....
  • Woman killed by black bear on island north of Minnesota

    09/04/2019 9:29:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    KBJR 6 ^ | September 4, 2019 | Krystal Frasier
    a woman staying on an island in a lake that straddles the border between Minnesota and Ontario, Canada has been killed by a black bear ... The 62-year-old woman was staying at a remote family cabin on Red Pine Island in Rainy Lake. The island, in Canadian waters, is about 10 miles northeast of International Falls. ... Ontario Provincial Police Constable Jim Davis says the woman, who was staying with her parents from Minnesota, went outside when she heard her two dogs barking Sunday evening and never returned. Davis says the parents called police who shot the bear after finding...
  • Caught on camera: Bear raids home’s refrigerator as teen boys watch in fear

    08/20/2019 7:39:03 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    KTTU ^ | 20 Aug 2019
    They came face-to-face with a bear while they were on a sofa watching TV, but a deputy came to their rescue. "And I said my mom would not be aggressively opening Tupperware at 12:30 in the morning,” Hayes Sherman said. The trespasser helped itself to some taco meat and chowed down in the living room. The 15-year-old boys vacationing from San Francisco said they were nearly frozen in fear. “It looks us both in the eyes, and it started coming towards us, and that was one of the scariest moments, coming face-to-face with the bear,” “The bear was shaking the...
  • Whole body vibration shakes up microbiome, reduces inflammation in diabetes

    08/05/2019 7:39:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    / ^ | Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
    In the face of diabetes, a common condition in which glucose and levels of destructive inflammation soar, whole body vibration appears to improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to deter inflammation, investigators report. For the first time they have described how regular use of whole body vibration can create this healthier mix by yielding a greater percentage of macrophages—cells that can both promote or prevent inflammation—that suppress rather than promote. In their mouse model, investigators at the Medical College of Georgia and Dental College of Georgia at Augusta...
  • Heart-stopping moment mama bear lunges at a tourist who gets too close while 'trying to pet [tr]

    07/16/2019 6:04:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2019 | Maxine Shen
    A man was caught on camera getting dangerously close to a mama bear and her cubs while apparently attempting to pet them at a Tennessee national park. Paige Marple was at Cades Cove in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park on July 13 at about 3pm when she captured the moment when a man got far too close to a black bear and nearly got attacked as a result. In the video, which Marple shared on Facebook, a man wearing a grey shirt can be seen holding out his hand while walking towards a trio of cubs that are following...
  • Courageous dog chases bear from New Jersey backyard in wild video

    07/11/2019 5:56:28 PM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies ^ | July 11, 2019 | Stephen Sorace | Fox News
    A New Jersey dog has been promised a steak after the fearless pup chased an intruding black bear from a neighbor’s backyard this week. Mark Stinziano, of West Milford, caught the encounter on a home security camera Tuesday night when the bear decided to raid the bird feeder set up behind his house. The bear pulls down the feeder and is enjoying the snack when the neighbor’s dog, Riley, dashes into the yard, the video shows. Riley crashes into the startled bear, which scrambles to escape. Black bears are attracted to odors from potential food sources, including garbage, pet food,...
  • Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park The Brown Bears are back!

    06/26/2019 10:10:01 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 20 replies
    Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park is the best place in the world to watch brown bears feasting on salmon as they swim upstream to spawn. Find out the best time to watch live and learn more about Katmai and its brown bears
  • Bear in California rips apart interior of unlocked car, defecates and spits inside

    06/06/2019 7:39:26 PM PDT · by ETL · 118 replies ^ | June 6, 2019 | Stephen Sorace | Fox News
    California police are reminding drivers to lock their car doors after a bear let itself inside an unlocked vehicle near Lake Tahoe and destroyed the interior. The bear couldn't escape as easily as it had entered the vehicle and became trapped inside, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. "The bear had somehow locked the doors and broke the handles off, so they couldn’t open it from the outside," Sgt. Dave Hunt told FOX40 Sacramento. While trapped inside, the bear apparently ripped the seats apart, tore open the glove compartment and pulled down part of the ceiling. The animal also urinated, defecated and spit all over the destroyed...