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Most Animals Ignore Wildlife Cameras. This Bear Took 400 Selfies

Colorado bear was captivated by device

(Newser) - Animals generally scurry past wildlife cameras without noticing them, but a bear in Boulder spotted one of the devices and decided it was ready for its close-up. The Colorado city's Open Space and Mountain Parks team says the bear took hundreds of "selfies" on a motion-activated camera on...

'James Dean of Bears' Killed in Car Accident

Rebellious bear was hit by a car on a mountain road in Italy

(Newser) - Italy is mourning Juan Carrito, a rare Apennine brown bear that captured the public's attention with exploits including drinking from fountains, playing with dogs, and breaking into a bakery . The bear, one of an estimated 60 members of the critically endangered subspecies in the Apennine mountains, died after he...

Man Finds Surprise Guest Hibernating Under His Deck

Connecticut family is letting black bear 'Marty Bearnard' stay until his monthslong rest is over

(Newser) - Looking for a comfy place to hunker down for the winter is the prime goal for many creatures as the temperatures start to dip. For one black bear on the East Coast, the perfect spot emerged in Connecticut—under Vinny Dashukewich's deck. The Plainville man tells the New York ...

Black or Brown Bears, Sure. But What About Cinnamon?

Study identifies genetic variant that makes black bears look like grizzlies

(Newser) - Those who traipse around the woods may be familiar with an old saying about what to do if they encounter a bear: “If it’s black, fight back; if it’s brown, lie down; if it’s white, say good night.” Nowhere, however, does the word "cinnamon"...

The Bear Attacked, So She 'Popped It Right in the Nose'

Woman survives ambush by black bear in Washington state while walking dog

(Newser) - A woman in Washington state is lucky to be alive after a routine morning task ended up with her fighting an unexpected visitor. Per the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, the resident in the mountainous town of Leavenworth brought her dog outside for a walk around 7am Saturday, when...

Fat Bear Week Champ Is a 'Giant Among Bears'

'Bear Force One' claims second title after attempt to cheat vote was thwarted

(Newser) - After an unusually dramatic voting process, Bear 747, aka Bear Force One, has been crowned the winner of this year's Fat Bear Week, a contest held as the bears in Alaska's Ketmai National Park pack on the pounds as hibernation approaches. The male bear, believed to be one...

Colorado Town Suffers 2nd Bear Attack in 2 Months

New Castle man is expected to recover after animal went after him in his yard

(Newser) - A Colorado man is recuperating after a bear attacked him at his home over the weekend—the second such attack in his town since late August. Per a release from Colorado Parks & Wildlife cited by KKTV , the New Castle resident heard noises coming from his backyard around 10:30pm...

Bear That Fought Off Attacker Found Dead in Cave

Mother bear battled male to protect cub

(Newser) - The fate of a bear seen fighting valiantly to save one of her cubs was tragic, but "these are things that happen in nature," says Guillermo Palomero, president of Spain's Brown Bear Foundation. In June, hikers in the northern Castile and Leon region recorded video of the...

Colorado Says It's Time to Step Up Bear-Proofing

63 have been euthanized this year, including mom, 4 cubs on Sunday

(Newser) - The time of year when bears get very, very hungry is approaching, and authorities in Colorado are urging the public to take warnings about bear-proofing their homes seriously. Authorities say keeping bears out of your home protects bears as well as humans, since breaking into an occupied structure will result...

'Mad Honey' Blamed for Bear Cub's Woozy State

Luckily, bear rescued in Turkey is going to be OK after ingesting hallucinogenic neurotoxin

(Newser) - Only a few places in the world host native rhododendrons that produce grayanotoxin, a powerful neurotoxin. The honey created by bees who consume the plant's nectar is known as "mad honey" and can cause intoxication. One of those locales is Turkey's Kaçkar Mountains, where a brown...

4 Bears Killed in Campground Reserved for Homeless

People moved to park after Anchorage closed pandemic mass shelter

(Newser) - Alaska wildlife officials have killed four black bears in a campground recently reserved for people in Anchorage who are homeless after the closure of the city's largest shelter. Employees from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday killed a sow, her two cubs, and another adult bear...

Man Hiking at High Elevation in Wyoming Is Mauled by Bear

It was thought to be a grizzly

(Newser) - A hiker appears to have survived being mauled by a grizzly bear in northwestern Wyoming. The "experienced out-of-state recreationalist" was hiking high up on the 13,000-foot Francs Peak Monday when he met a bear, thought to be a grizzly. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Tuesday characterized...

Trump Jr. Killed a Bear, and His Guide May Go to Prison

Illegal bait traps were allegedly used, according to 'Salt Lake Tribune'

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. killed a bear during a Utah hunting trip in 2018, and that kill might land his hunting guide behind bars, reports the Salt Lake Tribune . Guide Wade Lemon is under investigation for allegedly setting an illegal bait trap—one with “a pile of grain, oil and...

Family Thought They Heard Snoring. Turned Out 5 Bears Were Living Under House
That Snoring Noise Was
Not What Family Thought
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That Snoring Noise Was Not What Family Thought

Mom and 4 yearling cubs have since moved on from hibernating under Lake Tahoe home

(Newser) - A California family thought they occasionally heard a strange sound coming from underneath their Lake Tahoe home, but when they asked neighbors to listen for the rumbly noise, similar to snoring, no one else noticed it. So they ignored it ... until last week, when the five bears who'd spent...

In Iran, 'Heartbreaking' Death for Endangered Resident

Arrests have been made after authorities say villagers in Iran tortured, killed brown bear

(Newser) - Authorities in Iran have made arrests after the "horrible" killing Sunday of an endangered brown bear by villagers in Ardabil province, per the BBC. State news agencies reported that villagers chased the bear, beat it, and trapped it with a tractor, fracturing the animal's leg and pelvis and...

Bear Relocated After Bakery Break-in Walks 100 Miles 'Home'

'Juan Carrito' has returned to Italian mountain town

(Newser) - For a young brown bear in Italy, the call of the trash turned out to be a lot stronger than the call of the wild. The bear, named "Juan Carrito" by residents of a ski town in the Abruzzo region, has returned to the town after a failed effort...

Officials: Missing Hiker Was Mauled by Grizzly

Montana's Craig Clouatre was found Friday after 'extensive search' in Paradise Valley

(Newser) - A dad of four from Livingston, Mont., never met back up with a friend after they got separated during a hike in Paradise Valley Wednesday, and now, a sad development. Local authorities say it appears 40-year-old Craig Clouatre was fatally mauled by a grizzly bear in the Six Mile Creek...

Man Admits Taking Bear Cubs From Den

But he had to turn to California wildlife officials for help before too long

(Newser) - A Northern California man who admitted to taking two bear cubs from their den and notified officials after he was unable to care for them pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited species, wildlife officials said. Cody Dylon Setzer, 29, and a co-worker who has not been identified and cooperated...

Supporters Fight to Save Black Bear With a Death Sentence
Hank the Tank
Strikes Again
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Hank the Tank Strikes Again

Supporters hope to remove black bear from Lake Tahoe area, where he's wreaking havoc

(Newser) - Update: Hank the Tank is at it again. The 500-pound black bear who's been busting into homes around Lake Tahoe made his way into yet another home Friday, according to South Lake Tahoe police. "He broke into a secured home, through the small window in the photo, and...

Virginia Road Closed Due to Sleeping Bears

They were spotted napping in a tree on Bruin Drive

(Newser) - Officials in Virginia closed a road in a Chesapeake neighborhood after a mother bear and three cubs were spotted napping in a tree. Chesapeake Animal Services asked residents near the tree—on Bruin Drive—to stay inside Monday and the general public to stay away from the area, the AP...

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