DogForum.net | Dog Forums and Community
     
 
Home Gallery Register Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar Members List
Search
Go Back   DogForum.net | Dog Forums and Community > Dog Discussions > Dog Pictures

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Kyllobernese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,953

Rep: 23 Kyllobernese is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 0
Default Bears



We have had a lot of bears wandering around our area lately. Someone took this picture of one that was just around the corner of my place. Kris has been barking a lot and looking into the bush behind the fence. I can never see anything but she must smell something. She does bark at the deer but not with all her hackles up like she is doing now.

Kyllobernese is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
FrodoMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,362

Rep: 18 FrodoMom is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 4
Default

I used to live in northwest New Jersey, and there were bears there unbelievably! I saw one while I was jogging. I didn't have a dog back then. My daughter lives near Lake Tahoe and apparently there are mountain lions as well as bears. Just one more thing for me to worry about since I'm so good at it.
__________________
Not all who wander are lost.

FrodoMom is offline FrodoMom's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
techie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In mid Willamette valley in Oregon
Posts: 10,620

Rep: 39 techie is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 19
Default

WOW! I'm glad I live where the critters don't
techie
__________________
I HAVE BEEN KISSED!! by sheplovr
Dogs rule!
"I've got the do: you?"
A dog's love is pure!
Lucy 1999 - Oct.6,2012.
Al
ways in my heart.
Now owned by a female beagle, Rascal


Last edited by techie; 09-23-2013 at 04:56 PM..

techie is offline techie's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 02:35 PM   #4
PMR
Senior Member
 
PMR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Northamptonshire, UK
Posts: 1,659

Rep: 26 PMR is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 3
Default

Me too Techie, I wouldn't want to have that worry.

Hope they keep their distance from you.

PMR is offline PMR's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Maltese_love's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 939

Rep: 17 Maltese_love is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrodoMom View Post
I used to live in northwest New Jersey, and there were bears there unbelievably! I saw one while I was jogging. I didn't have a dog back then. My daughter lives near Lake Tahoe and apparently there are mountain lions as well as bears. Just one more thing for me to worry about since I'm so good at it.
This isn't really unbelievable, bears are about the only predators left in NJ You're so lucky you saw one! I'm still on prowl to see my first Black Bear!
__________________

[Mikey] - Pug/Beagle mix, brother, hiking partner, and professional pain in the butt

Maltese_love is offline Maltese_love's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
Forum Director
 
JGLI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 10,458

Rep: 96 JGLI will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 50
Default

Ok.... living in the "wilds" of suburban NY, I don't think I have ever seen a live bear (except for maybe in the zoo). The dogs, then, are usually successful at scaring a bear off and making it leave?
__________________
Help us Help you! Read and understand the Terms of Service, report offensive posts and Forum Reputation.
Helpful Tips - in our FAQ Section and Newbie Guide.
Connect with DogForum.org members - Add yourself to the dogforum.net member map.chat with us!
Things to do - Start a blog. Be sure to visit the DogForum.net photo gallery Let's see YOU!
Use your computer to benefit mankind - join the DogForum.org Folding Team.

JGLI is offline JGLI's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
MrJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wilkeson, WA
Posts: 2,178

Rep: 33 MrJohn is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 7
Default

No bears in our area, They're afraid of the sasquatch.
__________________
Some unfortunate people don't have a dog to talk to.

MrJohn is offline MrJohn's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Dunbar's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 3,736

Rep: 50 Dunbar's Mom will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 11
Default

I'll take our rascally raccoons over bears any day of the year.

Dunbar's Mom is offline Dunbar's Mom's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 07:46 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Maltese_love's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 939

Rep: 17 Maltese_love is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JGLI View Post
Ok.... living in the "wilds" of suburban NY, I don't think I have ever seen a live bear (except for maybe in the zoo). The dogs, then, are usually successful at scaring a bear off and making it leave?
Generally yes, but a hungry bear is often an issue. But bears are really not that aggressive, unless of course you go near there cubs. I know a guy who walked right by one eating blueberries and it didn't even notice him. Here in NJ or upstate NY, I'd say the most dangerous animal you need to worry about are deer since you never know when they'll pop up out on the road. We have plenty of other things that you're more likely to have a problem with, especially if you have chickens. There's plenty of venomous snakes, animals that may be a vector for rabies, even coyotes (who are way more daring than bears) to worry about more! I wouldn't say I live in the middle of no where but my town is extremely rural compared to many around here.

They Fish and Wildlife Service use a breed known as the Karelian Bear Dog to scare the bears away. I've seen videos of the Fish and Wildlife officials using big bears traps, trapping them and releasing and then sending the dogs after them to give a clear message that humans aren't the most pleasant creatures.
__________________

[Mikey] - Pug/Beagle mix, brother, hiking partner, and professional pain in the butt

Maltese_love is offline Maltese_love's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
FrodoMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,362

Rep: 18 FrodoMom is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maltese_love View Post
This isn't really unbelievable, bears are about the only predators left in NJ You're so lucky you saw one! I'm still on prowl to see my first Black Bear!
When I was about 3 miles from home I came upon a steaming pile of poop with raspberry seeds in it and no sooner had I thought to myself" uh-oh.." then I saw its big furry butt headed into the woods. It was less than 8 feet away from me and I had no-where to hide if he had changed his mind on where he was going!
__________________
Not all who wander are lost.

FrodoMom is offline FrodoMom's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:09 PM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2006-2015 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.