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neighbor moved out

Postby markskor » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:15 am

As I was going out to go to work, I noticed our downstairs neighbor was leaving.
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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby austex » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:26 am

Man o man. You guys sure have an issue with bears in the community. Tug of war with people feeding them directly and indirectly by leaving trash out (not saying you); and the animal lovers. I'm an animal lover but I feel wild animals s/b wild. A fed bear is a dead bear.
I can see it now. "But boss I was late; I know it's Monday but there was a bear in my way"
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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:16 am

Shouldn't bears still be hibernating? It seems awfully early in the season for them to be out and about. Pretty cool sighting, all the same!
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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:42 am

Betcha that dude is always late with the rent.
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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby freestone » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:32 am

Shouldn't bears still be hibernating?


An old male with a prostate problem?
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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby rlown » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:39 am

Yes! Mark probably is! Dunno about the bear though. :D

I thought you already reported that bear and they'd have chased it off by now?
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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:53 am

Cool picture. A little alarming tho to open the front door to that.

Black bears are not truly hibernating - they don't fall into that deep sleep from whence you can't wake them. They are active in Yosemite year round in some areas. If you stumble into a den the bear will probably wake up. Whereas you can dig up a marmot and play football with it, without waking it (not that I've tried).
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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby maverick » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:47 pm

I hope it is not a mommy bear, if cubs show up during the Spring things can get
pretty dangerous around there.
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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby gdurkee » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:15 pm

Great photo. Bears do get up occasionally, though they are actually really groggy and hard to wake in a den. This from biologists who weigh the cubs and even take blood samples from adults during denning.

I've seen tracks in the backcountry at 10,000' in March. They seem to get up, wander a bit, then go back to sleep. With warming (in the east especially) they're active later and often during the winter.

Reminds me of the great video of some guy in southern California, walking out of his alleyway while texting on his phone, then coming face to fur with a bear walking down the street! It's all about sharing space with our furry neighbors.

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Re: neighbor moved out

Postby Troutdog 59 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:35 am

AlmostThere wrote: Whereas you can dig up a marmot and play football with it, without waking it (not that I've tried).


Glad you added the parentheses. I thought maybe this was what SAR folks did on their winter downtime to stay in shape!!!! Just kidding!!!
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