A bear on Banner Mountain

From the Friends of Banner Mountain Facebook page:

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5 thoughts on “A bear on Banner Mountain”

  1. The bears have always been native to our area. It’s the humans who need to learn to adjust and behave themselves accordingly.

  2. Once wild bears associate humans with a food source they usually have to be destroyed.
    When I lived in Humboldt County I read about a local man there who was celebrated for killing over 400 bears in his lifetime.
    Quite an accomplishment, apparently.

  3. This reminds me of “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”. People that move into bear country need to educate themselves in how to respect and get along with their 4-legged neighbors. In downtown Nevada City, we have a bear or two as well. As in camping or living at the higher elevations, ALWAYS be bear-wise and put on you thinking cap. By this I mean, don’t leave food or gargabe easily accessible as it will invite trouble and an unfavorable outcome.
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  4. http://bannermountain.org/
    Friends of Banner Mountain keep our members aware about bears every week. Every week, because our members report the sightings! We are the choir when it comes to bear awareness, and what to do or not do with every report.
    This particular bear was out Saturday night ( it was at our neighbors) , no trash, no bird feeders, and the people who live there know better. We just plain have to share this place and give them space, and we do-

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