• Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Black Bears

    5 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Though I grew up where the Hudson Valley meets the Catskill Mountains, in the heart of Black Bear country, I can count my encounters with said bears on the fingers of one hand. In my young teenage years I was walking through the woods and was suddenly startled by a young bear dropping out of a tree only about five meters from me but before I could even react it was running away. In my later teenage years I saw a bear or a mother-and-cub pair three times when I was behind the wheel of my car. Mind you, every spring my parents learn it is time to take the bird feeders in at the house I grew...
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