BEAR on ATTACK at Winston
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oldcrow

Bellevue, WA

#41 Jul 20, 2012
i live in the country for a reason, and dangers will always be apart of that way of life. Givin the alternative of livin in the city with its pollution&crime i'll take my chances with the bears.
concerned

Irvine, KY

#42 Jul 20, 2012
I see a bear on Reges road years ago.. no one beleived me.. now maybe they will now... I know what I say... a few years a go also a man hunting in pea ridge say a large one in the woods.. I was told..We haven't been able to have pets for years.. we had a dog on a runner and he got killed.. ky fish and wildlife man came and said he thought it was a bobcat.. went for the throat.. bears go for the back end with claws he says..
love bears

United States

#43 Jul 20, 2012
They are definitely there and in a large portion of the state.
COME ON

Irvine, KY

#44 Jul 20, 2012
concerned wrote:
I see a bear on Reges road years ago.. no one beleived me.. now maybe they will now... I know what I say... a few years a go also a man hunting in pea ridge say a large one in the woods.. I was told..We haven't been able to have pets for years.. we had a dog on a runner and he got killed.. ky fish and wildlife man came and said he thought it was a bobcat.. went for the throat.. bears go for the back end with claws he says..
This is correct (for the most part). A cat will most of the time go for the throat. Their way of attacking is from the stomach to the throat. In other words it will hold on underneath then grab the throat. This is with large animals though. A bear will start out by slapping until its victim can not get up then it to will go for the throat area if possible. The bottom line is this, we as humans don't think of what happens to the wildlife when we build new apartment complexes or a new business. Ultimately we are pushing the wildlife right onto us ourselves. They are quickly running out of room to live because us humans are greedy and take their habitat. Between us humans and Mother Nature, the wildlife are just trying to survive by any means necessary. As we do!
miss sweet

Sheridan, AR

#45 Jul 20, 2012
I live on pea ridge and I have small children this is kinda scary I'm wondering how dangerous it is to let my children out to play if they will kill a goat how easy would it be for them to do the same to a child they were talkn bout it on channel 18 news today im concerned about this my little one is just 2 I'm always outside with him but i still wonder if it's safe
BigCatsRHere

Somerset, KY

#46 Jul 21, 2012
Come On wrote:
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these bears really don't prefer meat.but it has been dry and bears are omnivorous.Not much for them to eat out there.I know of a man's rottineas that a bear killed last yr.It was in his tater patch and his dogs attacked,like they were suppose to do.It grabbed the big dog and shook it.It died about a week later.As faar as any small pet being eatin,I would blame that on the coyotes.
Right but, the bear felt threatened and acted as expected. It was cornered and done just what any cornered wild animal will do. Also, your right, there is very little for them to eat but an animal such as a black bear will do near anything possible to avoid confortation even if they are hungry. It may have attacked but it did not eat it. They will travel on if there is nothing to eat. If a human feels cornered or threatened, they react to protect themselves as that bear probably did All I'm saying is it is highly unlikely a black bear would of attacked a goat or cat even if it were hungry. Do a little research on the large cats in this area. It is known that large cats will eat their kill. They are here and I've seen proof. Believe me or not I really don't care. But ultimately, like several others have said, if I felt myself or my property was being threatened by any type of animal or human, I will most likely react with deadly force. It is my right and I will most definitely exercise it.(Forewarned) But with the early warm weather, I would not be surprised if some folks seen a black bear in their garden or trash can. Please excuse my errors, I'm trying to type on a touch screen tablet before folks bash me about my grammar ad punctuation :-)
You have a great point on looking toward the big cats in the area i live less then 4 miles from were this happened and there is a black panther out here a lot of people may not believe it but i do have proof of a very large cat and me and my sister have seen it.You can stand on my front porch at night and hear the panther..i think this animal could possibly be responsible for this even fits the description of how it was killed ive got a plaster of paris mold of the panther print i found in my back yard so there are animals in the woods that kdfw say aint out here....
Skeptic

Irvine, KY

#47 Sep 18, 2012
Winston wrote:
I live on Winston and I called the cops and the ranger! They told me that they turned three Black Bears out two years ago at the old saw mill. The Bear killed my bunny I know because I have the hair to prove it. I got it From the cage it (the bear) Ripped open. It also was trying to get into my home banging on my garage door I have the dents to prove it. I understand that Black Bear's don't eat meat all the time and it did not eat my bunny but it played with it and ripped it up real good. I saw the bear running from my dog after it was trying to get into my home.
The Ranger I talked with told me the bear may keep coming back. It was our problem and if we wanted it to go away. Bring in all of our out door pets and garbage. Don't feed after dark and get as close to the bear as you can and use pots and pans and bang them together to make them leave your yard. The bear killed a Goat and other outdoor pets and livestock. I did not say it ate them I said it killed them. As before If my child came outside to see what the banging was, what is to say the bear wont want to play with him? The bear was trying to get into my home. I have kids! If it wants food it will get the food. Say what you will but it killed a family pet and I have prof and so do others. We have hair off the cages they rip up.
You're so scared of a bear getting into your home so bad that you were on the news, but yet I drove by the other night and your garage door was wide open? I know if it was me, knowing a bear had tried to get in before, I would not leave a door open. Wildlife has always been around. You live in the country, what do you expect? They have always wanted food, they've always gotten it. I don't know why people make mountains out of mole hills. I better call the news, cause I saw a bobcat last year. Lol. My dogs are throwing a fit, so I better go make sure the bear isn't trying to get them.
kisses

Sheridan, AR

#48 Sep 19, 2012
Skeptic wrote:
<quoted text>You're so scared of a bear getting into your home so bad that you were on the news, but yet I drove by the other night and your garage door was wide open? I know if it was me, knowing a bear had tried to get in before, I would not leave a door open. Wildlife has always been around. You live in the country, what do you expect? They have always wanted food, they've always gotten it. I don't know why people make mountains out of mole hills. I better call the news, cause I saw a bobcat last year. Lol. My dogs are throwing a fit, so I better go make sure the bear isn't trying to get them.
you are a total stupid ass so what they left there garage door open why the hell are you driving around spying on people I bet your ass would run if you saw a bear the people have kids you stupid ass people need to speak out on this stuff they did Somthing right not like you peeping tom
Skeptic

Irvine, KY

#49 Sep 21, 2012
So it's called peeping when you're on your way home? Whatever. I'm just saying if it was true, I wouldn't be leaving my garage door open and it's kinda hard not to notice it open when it's pitch black out and you see a light. I was just stating my opinion.
resident

Somerset, KY

#50 Sep 24, 2012
there is a bear at Winston it has been seen several times and they know it was a bear that got the rabbits because of the bear hair that was on the cages and there have been bear tracks in my yard and one night the dogs were barking and carrying on so I got up and looked out and saw the bear running in my yard into the woods so you idiots can beleive whatever you want to believe but there are alot of bears around here!

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