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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 12:25 AM

Bear cub killed for being 'too friendly' after tourists fed it, took selfies


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SALEM, Ore. (AP) ó Oregon wildlife officials have killed a young black bear that people have been feeding and taking photos with.

The Statesman Journal reports state wildlife biologists determined last week that the 100-pound (45-kilogram) male bear could not be relocated because it had grown accustomed to people.

Wildlife biologists found the bear eating trail mix and other snacks left for him near Henry Hagg Lake west of Portland.

Wildlife biologist Kurt License says the bear was too habituated to people, so it posed a risk to human safety.

Rick Swart of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife says a habituated bear is unlikely to stay away from people if itís relocated.

Swart says people should never feed wild animals.

https://kvoa.com/news/national-news/2019/06/18/bear-cub-killed-for-being-too-friendly-after-tourists-fed-it-took-selfies/

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Reply Bear cub killed for being 'too friendly' after tourists fed it, took selfies (Original post)
ansible Jun 28 OP
madaboutharry Jun 28 #1
Mendocino Jun 28 #2
GulfCoast66 Jun 28 #3
Bayard Jun 28 #4
2naSalit Jun 28 #5
Demovictory9 Jun 28 #6
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MarcA Jun 28 #9

Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 12:44 AM

1. Poor little bear.

That is sad.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 12:46 AM

2. A fed bear is a dead bear

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 12:57 AM

3. Feed a bear, or a gator where I live. You kill them.

Animals are not people. No matter how much they seem that way to you.

You make them associate humans with food, youíve killed them.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 12:58 AM

4. I like this headline better:

Tourist killed for being too stupid.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 12:59 AM

5. Stupid humans.

That is why I am not in favor of the glut of tourist that smother my area every summer, they don't care about what they trash because they will eventually take their trashy selves home and leave us with their recklessness.

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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:08 AM

6. ..

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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:47 AM

7. This was the only possible solution huh? I'm disgusted that killing is the go to in these

situations that humans that created.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:49 AM

8. This is so sad. They must have put up signs about feeding, Poor baby.

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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 03:45 AM

9. Rather obvious who poses a threat to safety.

Bear could have been placed in a zoo maybe.

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