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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:49 PM

Yosemite mama bear calls to dead cub 6 hours after it dies , ranger plea to drivers to slow down

https://www.newser.com/story/308838/yosemite-ranger-shares-heartbreaking-bear-story.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top



A ranger at Yosemite National Park has shared a heartbreaking story of a bear encounter—and a plea for motorists to slow down. In a Facebook post, the ranger says they received an all too common report of "Bear hit by vehicle, dead on the side of the road," USA Today reports. When they arrived at the scene, the ranger spotted a broken car part before finding the lifeless body of a female cub, not much more than six months old, under a tree a a few feet from the road.

"The least I can do is find it a nice place to be laid," says the ranger, who carried the animal's body to a grassy spot away from the road and laid it down before realizing they were being watched by another bear. The ranger says they scared the bear away, but it returned—and made the "deep toned but soft sounding grunt" mother bears use to call to their cubs.

"This bear is the mom, and she never left her cub" in the approximately six hours since the accident, the ranger says. "The calls to the cub continue, sounding more pained each time," the ranger writes. "Now here I am, standing between a grieving mother and her child. I feel like a monster."
The ranger departed after setting up a remote camera that captured an image of the mother with her dead cub to illustrate the "sad reality" behind the statistic of dozens of bears hit by cars in Yosemite every year. The ranger urged visitors to remember they are in the home of "countless animals" and follow the rules in place to protect them, KTVU reports. "Go the speed limit, drive alertly, and look out for wildlife," the ranger writes

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Reply Yosemite mama bear calls to dead cub 6 hours after it dies , ranger plea to drivers to slow down (Original post)
Demovictory9 Jul 21 OP
SheltieLover Jul 21 #1
Tadpole Raisin Jul 21 #2
barbtries Jul 21 #3
Tadpole Raisin Jul 21 #11
StClone Jul 21 #17
StClone Jul 21 #20
Stuart G Jul 21 #4
Pas-de-Calais Jul 21 #5
pazzyanne Jul 21 #6
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 21 #7
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 21 #13
pazzyanne Jul 21 #25
Dial H For Hero Jul 21 #21
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 21 #22
Mickju Jul 21 #8
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onecaliberal Jul 21 #9
liberalla Jul 21 #10
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 21 #12
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 21 #14
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 21 #19
Dial H For Hero Jul 21 #24
Tadpole Raisin Jul 21 #15
Dial H For Hero Jul 21 #23
smirkymonkey Jul 21 #16
Raine Jul 21 #18

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:05 PM

1. ...

💔💔💔

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:27 PM

2. This kills me

You go to Yosemite (who called it Yo-se-mite?) and you are in their world. MUST show respect for nature and animals! This poor mama bear! (

Don’t like to see this but thanks for posting…

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Response to Tadpole Raisin (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:42 PM

3. google says:

"The name Yosemite itself is from the Indian word “uzumate,” which meant grizzly bear. The Indian tribe that lived in the Valley were called Yosemites by Caucasians and by other Indian tribes because they lived in a place where grizzly bears were common and they were reportedly skilled at killing the bears."

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Response to barbtries (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:30 PM

11. TY but..

I’m glad to learn that!

But I was making a (poor) joke/point regarding TFG’s mispronunciation of Yosemite. I learned something. He never will…

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Response to barbtries (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:51 PM

17. I got this from Wiki and it agrees with what a Ranger told us

Etymology

The name "Yosemite" (meaning "killer" in Miwok) originally referred to the name of a tribe that was driven out of the area (and possibly annihilated) by the Mariposa Battalion. Previously, the area had been called "Ahwahnee" ("big mouth" by indigenous people. The indigenous tribe that lived in the Valley were called Yosemites by other tribes because they were formed of renegades from the Paiutes.The term "Yosemite" in Miwok is easily confusable with a similar term for "grizzly bear"

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Response to StClone (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:58 PM

20. Wolves killed, shootout in Grizzlyland, and Mama Bears losing their cubs

In recent news. Don't have an answer, but sad we are losing things so rapidly it is very scary.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:47 PM

4. The look on mama bear says it all.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:54 PM

5. Stoopid hoomans!!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:58 PM

6. ...


Our highways are littered with dead bodies of baby and adult animals. Why do humans think that their priorities are more important than the creatures we share this planet with? Why???

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:02 PM

7. Most of the time

a driver has no time to react when an animal wanders onto a street/highway, and if they swerve to avoid it, they may crash themselves.

I was traveling down US 95 in Nevada near the test site one day and a coyote ran out in front of me, I had no time to react and I hit it, destroying it and my bumper.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:43 PM

13. I ask the same question

I walk everywhere and have seen so many awful roadkills. It breaks my heart.

One time I saw something strange as I was walking.

Curious I picked it up and it was a petrified cat paw. It had been there a long time.

I cried my eyes out.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:13 PM

25. I'm the same. nt

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:22 PM

21. The only large animal I've struck with my car was a deer some 30 years ago.

I was driving on a new highway; wildlife presumably wasn't used to it yet. She ran across the road, and I was able to swerve just enough to keep from hitting her head on, but she was killed instantly.

Why do humans think that their priorities are more important than the creatures we share this planet with? Why???

Because I'm not going to avoid driving on the highway just because I may hit a deer every few decades or so.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:24 PM

22. +100. nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:03 PM

8. We are not the only animals who grieve.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:13 PM

9. :

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:27 PM

10. I read this while waiting at a bus stop... and started crying

It makes me so mad. That poor Mama Bear! and that poor baby cub...
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I know nothing of grizzly bears and how they live, but I was wondering if there might be an orphaned cub somewhere and if the Mama bear might 'accept' another cub?

I've heard of other species doing that.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:35 PM

12. Everywhere this happens

I was walking down a busy road that used to be near my house.

I saw a bird alive on the road he ran very close to the cars. I was worried he would get hit as none of the drivers were aware of him,

As I got closer I saw a dead bird hit by a damn car and this bird was her mate and he was screaming at the cars because they came close to hitting his dead mate he was unconsolable.

So I went to a Wendy's near where this happened asked for a plastic bag. I inverted the bag by putting my hand into it. As I approched his dead mate he was watching me nearby. I picked up her broken body off the road.

I walked off the road with her,placed her in a hidden place under some bushes he was perched like 6 inches away watching me.

I laid her down and tucked her little head down gently .
I backed away and he flew to her immediately.

I could hear him crying out.

Than the bird flew past me circling around pretty close looking twords me,than he flew back under the bushes,crying.

Nobody thinks of this.

But when animals get murdered by cars those drivers are killing mates,freinds,children,and those animals love thier loved ones too just like we do.


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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:44 PM

14. Murdered by cars?

That's a little harsh isn't it?

Most of the time, there isn't time to react to an animal running into the path of a vehicle without causing an accident, like what happened to me with a coyote, I just didn't have time to react to avoid hitting it.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:57 PM

19. The car whether the driver is aware of it or not

Is a machine that kills.
Drivers unintentionally drive weapons.

The roads are carnage of dead creatures when you walk a busy road and it hurts me to see the sheer numbers of animals lives lost.

If people would slow the fuck down and thought of the lives of animals as much as they do their own species it would help.

I don't like cars. I've been hit by a careless driver and my neck and spine hurt.

Been bullied as I cross at crosswalks because I have to walk across the road and they have to wait a second. They sit there revving thier engine of thier huge ass vehicle trying to be menacing all because I walk,not run across the road .

Those times crosswalks do not give
enough time to someone who can't walk really fast .

the way things get zoned ensure cars stay nessesary to get from here to there. Thank car companies and fossil fuel companies for that.

We need to start zoning cities more like Europe. Then walking would be a viable way to get around. Also public transportation is so shitty it can be unreliable and practically useless.

So much of land use centers around cars.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:01 PM

24. I recently drove some 1,500 miles after buying a car out of state. I saw a number of dead animals

on the highway (1 deer, numerous smaller animals). It certainly made me more alert, but I didn't take the cruise control off 80.

Snark on this thread aside, though, I'm sorry you were struck by a careless driver.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:45 PM

15. Incredible kindness!

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:37 PM

23. To describe the act of accidently hitting a bird with a car as "murder" is absurd.

But when animals get murdered by cars those drivers are killing mates,freinds,children,and those animals love thier loved ones too just like we do.


Who among us doesn't find the love shared between two ducks to be directly compable to that of Rick and Ilsa in "Casablanca"?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:49 PM

16. Oh god, that is so heartbreaking!

Poor little baby. Poor mama bear! That photo just tears my heart out.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:51 PM

18. So sad 🐻 😢 nt

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