Black Bear Kills Child in East Tennessee

Black Bear Kills Child in East Tennessee

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    Black Bear Kills Child in East Tennessee

    What a tragedy...condolences to the family and prayers for the swift recovery of the other family members. I cannot imagine the grief of losing a child....

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    Tragic, very tragic - but an ever present possibility in these sorts of areas.

    Too late now for them, but certainly if I were in such places, a large cal handgun would be a must - pity they had no such means of defence.

    Statistically not too likely an occurrence but never impossible. Human vs bear almost always a potential no-win situation.
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    It's sad, but this will probably happen more as we move into their habitat. (Until they are all gone.)
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    Post Ditto: Rick & Chris

    Also...so many large forest fires w/ huge numbers of acres burned out.
    That is likely concentrating all wildlife and bear populations a bit.

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    We are getting away from the "playing dead" rule with black bears.

    If the mother charges you and her cubs are going away from you. Chances are it’s a false charge. If the cubs go up a tree, you are still within her threat zone and she will give you a good thumping. If the cubs come with her, it’s a predatory attack and you must fight with everything you have.

    Predatory attacks with Black bears are becoming more common. This is when the bear see you or your family as food. Often the bears involved in this are 2-3 year males that have little contact with humans, have been kicked around by a larger bear or have come to see humans as a non-threat.

    Predatory attacks normally begin with the bear showing itself to you and sometimes turning sideways. Head will be down and ears back, they will stalk you and determine how much of a risk it is to take you. If they decide that you are a good lunch, they will be very determined to get you and will continue to try to get you despite attacks by other humans.

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    I agree, tragic story.

    I carry a large cal hand gun any time I go into the woods. I don't go camping or hiking in a place I can't. Of course my location facilitates that, being in a friendly state.
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    That was a very sad story. In a few weeks we're going to a very black bear prolific area, where they've been known to tear up people's vehicles and go into houses after food. Waking up to find a big, fuzzy teddy bear big enough to eat me is not my idea of fun.

    I told Will I'm bringing my 6" 686 - it's the biggest handgun I've got. I'd prefer to bring a long gun or a shotgun, but since we're going to a wedding, somebody might get the wrong impression.
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    Yes, it is tragic.

    That was a national forest; guns are not allowed (carry) in a national forest.

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    (from news story)Her daughter apparently ran away and almost an hour passed before a rescuer found her body about 100 yards off the trail with the bear. He said he shot twice at the bear with a pistol before it ran away.
    If he's not a park ranger or a cop, I suppose he'd be in big trouble for carrying in a national park. Then people would slap the law book down to get their pound of flesh.... other than that already taken from a six-year-old girl.
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    Not true. They are not allowed in National Parks. National Forests are generally OK unless the state's statute forbids it.

    <<That was a national forest; guns are not allowed (carry) in a national forest.>>
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