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Black Bears In Our Backyard! Are My Photos as Good As Tom Sears?
Big Black Bear
The Visit From The Bear In Our Backyard.
We're always getting black bears in our backyard. This big guy would come for a visit to our house every morning while we were having our coffee. Our cat isn't worried about this bear. I took all the photos. The photos aren't too bad for an amateur taking them out the window. I was not going outside with this guy hanging around the house. I know my photos aren’t as good as Tom Sears takes, but they will have to do.
I should have stepped out and told this big guy to get out of our backyard and off our deck. The lady on TV did and the bear ran right off.
At the bottom of this hub, you will see a video of a little black bear who did come on our deck crying like a baby.
Pictures I have Taken not as good as Tom Sears.
Our cat's name is Wanabe because he wants to be a Cougar he attacks everything that comes into our yard including bears.
We had to stop feeding our birds. We wanted the bear to stop coming so close to the house.
We never knew when we would walk out the door if he would be on our deck.
Black bears attack to kill they aren't going to just roll you around and smell of you and leave. If you run into a black bear you can try backing away slowly first. Black bears will usually run if they see you or hear a sound, but if a black bear attacks do not play dead fight them back aggressively. Don't run, pick up small children, stand tall, wave your arms above your head if you can and shout. Make yourself look as large as you can if all else fails run. Don't look the bear directly in the eye, as the animal may interpret this as a sign of aggression. Don't try climbing up a tree they will come up after you. They are good climbers and often climb to the top of our big trees. Hunters have often been jerked right out of their tree stands by bears. If you're walking in an area with bears make noise so you don't surprise a bear.
I also think the bears here can smell the food in the house and it brings them around, not much we can do about it, we have to eat. We also have five apple trees in the yard, bears love apples.
Like I said my photos are not real clear here, but I had to take them from inside the house and through the screen. I wasn't going to get close to the bear. Bears are wild and strong animals and need to be treated with respect and caution. They can kill you with one slap from their paws. We were worried about Wanabe but weren't going outside to get him.
The first big bear is right by our back door and our deck, the black item to the right is our grill with a cover on it.
The bear with the white spot is in our meadow taken with a field camera. We can see the meadow from our back door. My husband mows a path for me down to the meadow and backs up to the yard. I often walk the path to get my exercise and take our little dog for a walk, but I always try to make sure to take one of the dogs with me.
Last year we had a mother bear with three cubs. She and her cubs hung out in our trees. The babies could climb the trees so fast. We were surprised to see three cubs. I tried to get pictures but couldn't they would come in after dark.
We also had what my husband thought was last year cub, because of its smaller size, so this adds up to 7 different bears just in our yard we saw. There could have been more we didn't see.
Black Bear with white patch
Black Bear Attacks
In the 2000s Black bears have killed 15 people. This doesn't count the people who were attacked and survived.
2001 a black bear entered an elderly women's house and killed her. She was 93.
2001 a black bear killed a baby girl while sitting in her stroller on her porch at her home in New York.
We rarely saw black bears here. We saw them at the dumps but then they closed all the old dumps and then the bears started coming to homes looking for food. They often try to break down doors and go through windows. People have cottages here and come home to find their cottage broken into not only by people at times but also by bears.
The world record weight for an American black bear is 880 pounds.
Black Bear walking into our yard.Click thumbnail to view full-size
A Bear Attack Story.
Our friend’s daughter was attacked by a black bear. The dad and his daughter had gone deer hunting. The daughter was 14 and she ran into a black bear in the woods the bear came after her and she managed to get up a tree and made all kinds of noise trying to get the bear to leave. He wouldn't leave. He came up the tree and got hold of her foot and pulled her down. She was screaming and her dad and the other man who was with them heard her and came running. The bear was dragging her further into the woods. They ran him off, but she had already been hurt. The bear had mauled and bit her. She had to have many, many stitches to close up all the bites.
Tuesday Evening 10/14/2008
On Tuesday Evening when this lady let her dogs out they ran into a black bear. This is not far from where we live. Goes to show how you always have to look before going outside and checking before letting the dogs out. Our dogs would have done exactly the same thing.
Daily News Report
Springer Spaniel survives a bear attack!
This happened in our area black bears attack dogs. The main problem is when you let your dog outside at night and can't see the bears and the dogs run up on them the bears attack the dogs. I can't say I blame bears or the dogs. The bears are just being bears and dogs are just being dogs.
Have you ever ran into a bear?
Baby Bear In 2010
Our Crying Baby Bear Visitor.
This baby bear came in our yard today. He was acting like he was lost, then he started to cry. He came right onto our deck. If he saw my husband and I he would run after us crying. We ran in the house. We tried everything we could to get him to go, but he wouldn't leave he just came on the deck and looked in the door at us. He wasn't hungry he was wanting Mommy. We didn't know where she was. Maybe dead maybe she walked off and left him. My husband shot his gun in the air hoping this would get rid of him, but he didn't move. Let me tell you, it was pitiful and sad to hear him cry. We called the DNR and they said to close the doors and stay inside keep the dogs and cats in and maybe his Mom would come and get him. If he's still here tomorrow we have to do something. We will make sure he is not killed.
Mommy didn't come and get her baby. We heard about a mile from us hunters killed a bear with a cub. This very likely is her cub.
The Dept. Of Agriculture sent someone to come and get the cub. The cub was so friendly we told the man who came to be careful the bear would walk right up to him. The cub did walk up to him as soon as he saw him. He walked up to the man stood on his back legs and sniffed the man and pulled on his pant leg and cried. He acted like he wanted a hug but, of course, there is no way anyone should do this as small as he was he was still a danger. The bear went right in the cage with no problem. It was sad to see him go, but it was hard having him around.
This little black bear had a white spot on his chest just like the big bear at the top of the page. Not all black bears have this. Maybe his Dad or Mom was the bear in the meadow with the white spot.
We haven't heard what happen to baby bear, but the man had said he would very likely go to a wildlife center.
The videos below are from our yard.while the man was trying to get the baby bear into the cage.
Same Baby Bear In Our Tree.
Baby Bear on Our Deck..........moonlake 2010
Man Getting Baby Bear In Cage.
What do black bears eat.
Bears have garbage guts they will eat anything. When we were young we would go to the dumps and watch the black bears eating whatever they could find in the dump. It was a fun thing all the town people did. Our entertainment in the old days.
Bears eat berries. small animals, frogs, rabbits, whitetail deer fawn, fish, crayfish, fruits such apples, insects, bees, yellow jackets, wasps, ants,termites, grubs from old trees, bee honey, crops such as corn, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, pumpkins, potatoes, mushrooms, bird eggs, nuts, leaves, flowers, plants, grasses, acorns, pine cones, roots, hummingbird juice and of course they love trash.
We live in the perfect place we have just about all the foods a black bear loves.
The bears coming into our yard are not worried about us at all. The neighbor was here the other day he said he shot into the air trying to run the bear off. The bear just looked at him and didn't move on. Our son also tried to run one off from his yard and it growled at him.
There was one in the yard later this year with a reddish rear end. They can come in a variety of colors between black, red and brown.
We just have to live with them and hope for the best.
Hope you enjoyed my hub on black bears not as good as Tom sears sites. Have you seen his pictures, they are great? If you would leave a comment tell us if you have had black bears in your backyard.
I will be adding to this site because I know we have not seen the last of black bears in our yard. We have people who want to come here and hunt black bears, but we just don't want the bears killed.
May 29, 2011
I had just let my dogs in the house when the Springer started barking. Looked out the window and saw one bear in the yard, ran for my camera. By the time, I got my camera setup the bears where in the meadow. I was going to do some gardening today and take a walk in the meadow guess I won't be doing this today. This is not the best video but the best I could get of them. We don't feed birds this time of year because of the bears. I even worry about having hummingbird feed out.
Bears in our backyard............moonlake 2011
Labor Day Week-End 2013
A bear was back in our yard today. Our dog always watching out the back door and when we heard him bark my husband yelled at me to get the camera. The two videos are what I got. He was about 200 lbs. There are two around and they have been terrorizing our yards. They get into everything including plants I have on the deck they nosey in around the grill, whatever they can find.
The first video is not the best video with me shaking while trying to get in the right place to videotape. The second video takes a second to start and it's a slideshow of all the pictures I got off this bear.
Labor Day Week-End 2013
Bear Walking Away From House.2013
How To Get Rid Of Black Bears In Your Yard
Black bears love to eat and the best way to keep them out of your yard is to get rid of all food. Bears are strong they can get into anything including your car. They can smell food no matter where you put it. Try to clean up all around the house to make sure there is nothing around they would want to eat. Black bears kill more people than any other bear.
- Take In Dog or Cat Food
- Close Trash So Bears Can't Get In Them Or Put Them In A Place They Can't Get To.
- Don't Feed Them
- Take In Hummingbird Feeders At Night
- Don't Leave Out Bird Feeders or Make Sure Their Empty At Night
- Don't Have A Compost
- Put Away All Bird Feed
- Have Heavy Lids On Trash Cans
- Close Barn Doors
- Don't Leave Food In Your Car
- Officials: Pennsylvania Couple Attacked By Bear In Home | Fox News
Officials say a bear attacked a couple inside their central Pennsylvania home, sending both people to a hospital.
Have You Had Bears In Your Yard.
A few videos on what happens when bears are around. Really as cute as they can be they are very dangerous.
Bear Takes Donkey In Wisconsin.
A black bear took a donkey right out his pen in the town of Maine in Wisconsin. The donkey was killed and the was later shot. The warden said he had never anything like this before.
Marinette Co, Wisconsin Bear Attack
A bear in Marinette Co, Wisconsin attacks a man as he tried to save his dog. The bear then attacked the man. The man’s wife ran out with the gun but didn't know how to load it and instead hit the bear with the gun. The bear let the man go and gave him time to get into their home. The sheriff got there and shot the bear while it was circling the home.
Black Bear Stalks Joggers 2014
Spring of 2014 starts out with a black bear knocking over our grill. I thought a tree had fallen because we had such high winds. I looked out the window and there was a very large black bear on our deck. He knocked over the grill and walk slowly away when he found nothing to eat.
The video below shows people jogging in Canada with a black Bear stalking them. I would be very worried, but very likely the bear was just curious. It's always good to carry something with you when in the woods even just a stick. We walk often down to our meadow and we carry a walking stick. We should carry a gun, but I don't like doing this.
Our yard is busy this year. The other day we had a doe and her new fawn in the yard. A mother and father goose with their three fuzzy babies.
I didn't see any bears this year, but I did see bear scat along the path where I walk my little dogs, seen below. My son now lives next door and he saw a bear behind our barn. We closed up the barn nice and tight so no bears could get in and hibernate for the winter. Bears will sometimes just hibernate under a pile of leaves so if they will do that they will go into my barn.