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Black Bear Sightings On Rise Across Ohio | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 138 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Feb 11, 2011, titled Black Bear Sightings On Rise Across Ohio | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

New research by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shows bear sightings are on the rise across the state and in central Ohio.

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sensei

Lancaster, OH

#126 Feb 15, 2011
Mrsp441 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeh, wasn't it a couple years ago that ODNR filed charges against a man that killed a bear that tried to attack him and his girl-friend? Silly guy should have let the bear kill them.(Folks, thats the intelligence of your ODNR).
Once a bear is made into stew and the bones are dug in to fertilize some trees they will never know? I mean they would have to send out the Bear-CSI, do you think they have the resources for this?
Taco Bell

Columbus, OH

#127 Feb 15, 2011
Has anyone seen my Chihuahua? I'm offering a $20 reward for information.

“Lovin every minit of it”

Since: Feb 10

WORKER RIGHTS-THE AMERICAN WAY

#128 Feb 15, 2011
Mrsp441 wrote:
The statement that a black bear would only make a bath mat. You haven't seen many black bear, have you?
HAHA I have one hanging on my wall, pelt and all. I stand by my bath mat statement.
Billy

Reynoldsburg, OH

#129 Feb 15, 2011
I seen a Bear I seen a Bear - damn its that darn neighbor kid stealin hubcaps again.
northwest ohioan

Mansfield, OH

#130 Feb 15, 2011
Marysville wrote:
Anyone seen the episode on, I Shouldn't Be Alive where the Ohio woman's daughter is killed by a BLACK BEAR and she was severely mauled trying to save her in Tenn? They do attack people.
But in that case didn't the family do something stupid like store a cooler full of food in their tent?
Ridge Runner

Lancaster, OH

#131 Feb 15, 2011
alchemy wrote:
Ive watched them in the wild. DNR in america plays the docile bear approach too much. Its simple. They are constant eating machines. They will eat you and still have that nice teddy bear look while they are doing it. "Nothing personal they're just eating." Any wild black bear can and will eat you if you are the best or only target for food. Over 300 pounds, run 35 mph, swim, climb trees, you cant get away unless you get in a building, car, or shoot them. Black bear have killed more people than grizzlies in recent decades.
Being their front legs are so much shorter than their hind legs they can move very fast, if unarmed and chased..... run downhill, they cannot move nearly as fast and usually roll or run into a tree, ect.
Sounds silly, yet it does work.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#132 Feb 16, 2011
Ridge Runner wrote:
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Being their front legs are so much shorter than their hind legs they can move very fast, if unarmed and chased..... run downhill, they cannot move nearly as fast and usually roll or run into a tree, ect.
Sounds silly, yet it does work.
Interesting...if there's no hill, playing dead is your best bet, I've always heard.

_Duh

Since: May 10

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#133 Feb 16, 2011
harvey wrote:
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Interesting...if there's no hill, playing dead is your best bet, I've always heard.
Maybe you can abort it?
alchemy

Marion, OH

#134 Feb 16, 2011
harvey wrote:
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Interesting...if there's no hill, playing dead is your best bet, I've always heard.
Ive heard both those but I wonder. I bet they can still run down hill faster than most people. I saw one come down a 200 foot bank that was so steep you would need gear to climb it. It is almost a cliff. It slid about half the time. I dont think most people are used to runnning down hill either.
As for the playing dead, that may work if they werent hungry, and they were only attacking to "defend." Black Bear have eaten campers while they were sleeping.
I'm not sure but I think an aggressive fearless aproach would work. Many animals prey on fear and I know bear do to some extent.
Billy

Reynoldsburg, OH

#135 Feb 16, 2011
My favorite two animals that taste great together - bear beaver mm thats good eaten
wally

Canal Winchester, OH

#136 Feb 17, 2011
Tammy Ault wrote:
Please go to www.bear.org , You will learn all about black bear. Educaute yourselves.
Please go to www.learnhowtospell.org and Educate yourself!
Lila

Springfield, OH

#137 Feb 18, 2011
jay wrote:
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Big Foot stole stole my wife!
Ha! Ha! Well you know what they say about the size of a mans' foot....guess you couldn't compete.
Dude

United States

#138 Feb 22, 2011
Dwight Shrute should be on here giving us some facts...Bears eat bears.Bears...Beats...Battle Star Gallactica
Davey

United States

#139 Feb 22, 2011
Yea and Davey Crocket killews two cougars with one bullet when it slit in two off a rock. If you believe this guy hit a charging bear in the head eith a rifle, you probably believe everything Obama has said.
:)
kkb - Gahanna oh

Downey, CA

#140 Mar 1, 2011
We bought property SE of Zanesville about 10 years ago and there was a young Black Bear living in our woods. That did not bother me at all, But it moved on after a few months. The Wilds is only 1 1/2 mile away. Plenty of room for them. I love all the wild animals in that area, Coyotes, Turkeys, Deer, Beavers, Woodcocks in the woods, fox, bobcats, They are a wonderful thing !
fed up

United States

#142 Feb 24, 2013
GORE wrote:
IT'S BECAUSE OF GLOABAL WARMING.

no it isn't. It is because of all the clear cutting of the hills. Have you seen what the lumber companies are doing. In shawnee state forest southern Ohio, there are acres and acres of hills with no trees or anything for that matter. Where are the animals to go... pisses me off.
fed up

United States

#143 Feb 24, 2013
It's because of all the deforestation going on throughout the state. The ones to blame is the state officials that sold off the timber rights. Where are the animals to go. It is their home that is being destroyed. Just take a ride through the gravel roads over the tops of the mountains and you will see for yourself. It is a tragedy. It used to be one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen, and i have been all over the united states, but now it is the most horrific tragedy i have ever saw. Camping there was a joy, peaceful, beautiful scenery, every now and then you would see a squirrel, bunny, maybe a doe. As of the summer of 2012, all you hear is the buzzing of chainsaws and logging trucks all day long. If you want to know why people are seeing more bears, this is why. You want to know who to blame if someone is hurt or killed by these bears, it is the state forestry service and their affiliates.
fed up

United States

#144 Feb 24, 2013
The forest that needs attention and the place the above post is about is Shawnee State Forest in Portsmouth Ohio. This is in southern Ohio.

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