Black bears are fairly common in a lot of different places in the U.S. and sometimes they’ll wander far and wide in search of a comfortable habitat. That seems to be the case in a small town in Ohio, where they recently spotted a black bear wandering through the area.
That story, in and of itself, isn’t anything to get to excited about, but check out the video below from the local television’s nightly news broadcast. The “re-enactment” of the bear moving into the woods is priceless and later you’ll get a chance to see how a bear climbs a tree too. Local news is awesome!
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2 thoughts on “Bear Stalking The Woods in Ohio”
Unfortunately (for the bear usually) these encounters are not as unusual these days. This spring there was a black bear in the Buffalo suburb – a very similar story. Their habitat is shrinking and because they pick garbage a lot and put on a lot of weight, the females have more babies than before. One of the Allegany State Park (NY State) naturalists told me that under normal conditions in the wild a bear would have 1, 2 or maybe 3 cubs depending on how well she fed during the summer and fall (in fact, depending on her body weight). However, even in the Park, because of all the human food, the bears put on a lot of weight and now they have 5 or 6 cubs. More cubs, less space – they have to go somewhere! I am sure we'll see more of them in the nearest future.
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