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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, March 06 2012 @ 02:19 PM EST  
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I ran across a fascinating story about brown bears.

Brown bear exfoliates using rock as a tool



A wild brown bear has been photographed using a barnacle-covered rock to exfoliate in the first recorded act of tool use by the species.

The observation was made in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska by the University of Cumbria's Dr Volker Deecke.

The bear may have been using the rock to scratch irritated skin or remove food from its fur while moulting, Dr Deecke says.

It means brown bears could be more advanced than first thought, he says.

The full news article can be found here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17264679


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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, November 27 2012 @ 10:42 AM EST  
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A bit of bear news from my neck of the woods.

Grizzly bear attacks hikers in southeastern B.C.

CTVNews.ca
Published Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 7:55PM EST

Authorities in southeastern British Columbia are warning hikers of an aggressive bear after a man and woman were attacked Sunday while out on a hike in the East Kootenay region.

The pair had been walking in Cherry Creek, near Kimberley, B.C., around 3 p.m. when they came across a grizzly bear feeding on a deer it had previously killed.

The hikers got within 15 feet, unknowingly, and it startled the grizzly bear, Sgt. Joe Caravetta, of the East Kootenay Conservation Officer Service, said Monday.


Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/grizzly-be ... z2DRDWBF4D

Good to hear that the hikers are going to be okay and that the bears weren't destroyed.

Another news article relating to this story: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/26 ... 92490.html

Story of the rescue: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... erley.html


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By: edkeagle (offline) on Wednesday, November 28 2012 @ 02:10 AM EST  
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This article is interesting, but it leaves too many questions unanswered. Some of my questions were answered after I read the comments by the readers. Im assuming that the hikers knew of the likely presence of bears in the area. At the very least, the article should have stated whether the hikers were carrying bear spray.


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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, October 19 2013 @ 01:40 AM EDT  
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I just heard that Jewel the grizzly bear sad from Lillooet, BC is presumed dead.

Absolutely Shameful if she was destroyed by man...i hope they recover her body so they have confirmation of her death
and that the individual(s) responsible for her death are punished to the full extent of the law!

Here is a link to the CBC article

http://cbc.sh/MuubnIk

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By: jwnix (offline) on Saturday, October 19 2013 @ 02:21 AM EDT  
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Its curious to me that they found the collar in June, discovering that human(s) had been involved yet did not go public with the information until 4 MONTHS later. apparently Oct 14, /12 is when they believe the bear was killed, I am imagining that precise date was somehow extrapolated from the found collar. I know the collars are sometimes designed to breakaway around the time the batteries are likely to fail. Presumably, there was something about the condition of this collar indicated human intervention, rather than it having just 'broken off' the bear.
Hopefully the presumed poacher will brag to some upright citizen who will report him. Killing threatend/endangered species ought not ever be tolerated. I do hope they are successful in finding the perpetrator(s).
Thanks, Deb, for posting this!!


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By: macdoum (offline) on Saturday, January 25 2014 @ 09:34 PM EST  
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An ususpecting couple from Scotland 'met' this bear whilst visiting Pasedena but they were entirely unaware...up to a point.Whistling

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/2 ... 60676.html

A calm bear just looking for green stuff to eat.Clapping
The police came armed but decided with the neighbours consent to let him be. Phew


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By: Debs (offline) on Friday, January 31 2014 @ 08:42 PM EST  
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Macdoum wave I saw that story and video on our news earlier this week Titter so glad no one got hurt including the bear Left thumb up

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By: Pat B (offline) on Saturday, October 11 2014 @ 10:37 AM EDT  
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There is a video cam on the Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park - Alaska.

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls

It is not in season at the moment - but they are playing highlights from a previous season.

I'm sure it has been posted before because I watch it sometimes- someone posted it in the AE thread - and Sunshine coast brought it to my attention.

I don't know where to put it - shall we list it under Live Cameras?
I don't think there are enough comments to open a thread for it?



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