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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:19 AM

Yellowstone park officials were stunned today when..

Yogi the bear began to hovering above the ground and flew away.





No park officials or Yogi were harmed.



























A bear spotted wandering around Williams Village this morning has been safely tranquilized by wildlife officials.

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Reply Yellowstone park officials were stunned today when.. (Original post)
warrior1 Apr 2012 OP
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #1
warrior1 Apr 2012 #3
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #5
Cleita Apr 2012 #9
lacrew Apr 2012 #6
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #2
lumberjack_jeff Apr 2012 #4
Joe Shlabotnik Apr 2012 #7
Zorra Apr 2012 #8

Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:24 AM

1. From that picture and your description...

I am guessing the bear was up a tree and they felt the need to remove him/her from said tree.

Was the bear harming anyone?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:27 AM

3. I guess you missed this on the orignal post.

A bear spotted wandering around Williams Village this morning has been safely tranquilized by wildlife officials.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:30 AM

5. I saw that, but the bear was in mid air

They must have tranquilized in the tree and they had to catch him.

Wandering around the village, I would just stay inside and watch with fascination. But then I am fascinated by most wildlife.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:16 PM

9. I'm surprised they didn't leave it alone. All kinds of wildlife wanders

around Yellowstone, in and among the visitors, most notably the elk and buffalo and they can do damage too. A bear up a tree is looking for food, like berries, fruit, nuts or honey and they aren't interested in anything else at that time.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:42 AM

6. Residential area?

 

I don't know where this is; but, the presence of a police officer, and the curbed streets make me think this might have been a residential area, near a national park.

In the last 20 years, Yellowstone has changed its bear policy. They no longer let the bears roam open dumps for food. The reason for this has to do with their interaction with people. If they get too close and comfortable with people, they lose their instinct to run off and avoid contact. This opens up the possibility of people accidentally surprising a bear...which could lead to an attack.

And if a bear attacks a human, it will be killed. Even if it is captured alive, it will be put down.

This bear may not have been hurting anyone that very moment; but, its presence so close to people means it is a pseudo tame wild animal...possibly headed for a confrontation. The most humane thing they could do for the bear is move him back to the wild.

This is why

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:24 AM

2. The lives of countless pic-a-nic baskets were saved

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:29 AM

4. I always knew that when the rapture came, Yogi (or is that Smokey?) would be taken first. n/t

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:58 PM

7. Yogi has been into those mushrooms again. n/t

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

8. It's the Raptu

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