Wildlife officials baffled by bear si...

Wildlife officials baffled by bear sighting near Nashville

There are 23 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Mar 27, 2008, titled Wildlife officials baffled by bear sighting near Nashville. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

A black bear has shown up in Middle Tennessee's Hickman County ? less than 15 miles southwest of the Davidson County line ? and wildlife agents say anyone seeing it should call them rather than trying to kill ...

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“GARBAGE KILLS BEARS!!”

Since: Jan 07

Knoxville, TN

#2 Mar 27, 2008
Maybe he just got tired of so many tourists....
JJTTDD

Alcoa, TN

#3 Mar 27, 2008
I love da bears (GO BEAR GO)!!!!
Jerry

Sevierville, TN

#4 Mar 27, 2008
So they REALLY think that it's more likely to have swam the Mississippi river and then traveled almost 300 miles than to have walked the 100 miles or so from Big South Fork??? Where does THAT logic come into play? Sounds like an explanation that a politician would come up with.....
karma

Milan, TN

#5 Mar 27, 2008
Hey, leave the poor bear alone. He is a tourist from Mississippi. He'll go home when he runs out of money.
Spamalama

Knoxville, TN

#6 Mar 27, 2008
I am for the bear too, I hope people leave him alone. Hey, charter vol, we don't care that you moderate a "popular" message board, so deal with it!
johnny

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 27, 2008
baffled? thats like a mechanic baffled to see a muffler, or doctor surprised to see a needle....whats the problem....
better watch out

Nashville, TN

#8 Mar 27, 2008
They better watch out over there, some bears moved in down the street from me, and have been nothing but trouble. That was a nice trailer when they moved in, now there are trash and old cars in the yard, and at least once or twice a month you'll see the husband passed out in the front yard.. it's disgusting.
Eyewittness video of the bear sighting.
VoiceofReason

Elizabethton, TN

#9 Mar 27, 2008
This just in from the TWRA...turns out the official word on the black bear spotted in Middle Tennessee was either an escaped pet or a large otter! Sorry folks but unless TWRA personel see the animal, it does not exist or is an escaped pet!
Barb

Nashville, TN

#10 Mar 27, 2008
Jerry wrote:
So they REALLY think that it's more likely to have swam the Mississippi river and then traveled almost 300 miles than to have walked the 100 miles or so from Big South Fork??? Where does THAT logic come into play? Sounds like an explanation that a politician would come up with.....
Check your map. Hickman County is more like 170 miles.
Red Light

Antioch, TN

#11 Mar 28, 2008
Bears can and do travel great distances. Unlike humans they are not opposed to physical activity.
Karpin

Palo Alto, CA

#12 Apr 4, 2008
Yeah, those bears are alright as long as there is only one of them! Let two get together and watch how they carry on! Three or four move in and the property values go down considerably. One or two will act like they are your friends but as soon as they get the numbers watch out!
JJTTDD wrote:
I love da bears (GO BEAR GO)!!!!
jcd

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Apr 18, 2009
a nice bear
Ryan Clark

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Apr 18, 2009
I think the BEAR came from EASTERN TENNESSEE To a bear there is no differece between east and west tennessee. The DNR always lies so they dont scar away people from hiking in the woods. They have also confirmed BEAR in western tennessee.A man from the EASTERN COUGAR NETWORK told me that he belive their are 50-75 wild COUGAR still roaming TENNESSEE. Their have been hundreds of sightings over the years. The DNR will not admit it in fear poeople will not spend moany on hiking, camping etc. His name is JOHN VINROOT A PROFESSIONAL WILDLIFE TRACKER FOR THE EASTERN COUGAR NETWORK. HE HAS CONFIRMED A WILD COUGAR IN Land Between the LAKES National Recreation Area IN WESTERN TENNESSEE. BEAR CAN LIVE ANYWHERE IN TENNESSEE THE DNR AS USUAL HAS NO IDEA ABOUT THE WILDLIFE IN TENNESSEE. I AM MOVING NEAR PARIS TENNESSEE SOON.
d boone

United States

#15 Oct 4, 2010
i know it was not a bear i saw it was the size of a large dog but it was dark brown it was running with little shot steps it was very shaggy nose low to the grown an short tail low to the grown to fast to be a beaver
predsjack

Lead Hill, AR

#16 Oct 5, 2010
Bears have been spotted on the golf course in Perry county along hwy 13. They are here. Most are young males tossed out of mama's care, will travel great distances.
buckslayer

Hendersonville, TN

#17 Oct 23, 2010
predsjack wrote:
Bears have been spotted on the golf course in Perry county along hwy 13. They are here. Most are young males tossed out of mama's care, will travel great distances.
no way back in the 60s there was bears 10 miles from there we still hunt the farm a guy says there still there..... what kind was it these were brown bears... please reply
predsjack

Flippin, AR

#18 Oct 26, 2010
black bears
buckslayer

Hendersonville, TN

#19 Oct 27, 2010
perry tn?
predsjack

Flippin, AR

#20 Oct 28, 2010
Perry County, north of Linden. Had a friend that lived up there, saw it on the golf course and along the Duck river.
Earl Keese

Knoxville, TN

#21 Oct 28, 2010
shouldn't we be using the politically correct term "african-american bears" ???

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