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Poor Bear

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There is an injured young bear in the woods near my home. He limps around, and now is becoming a nuisance. I am no longer able to run down our dirt roads in peace.

I feel bad for the poor bear. He needs some medical attention, and perhaps Fish and Game will tranquilize the bear and look at him.

In the mean time, I have to find alternate exercise! I will not put myself in an unsafe place. I have learned to both love the bear, and to respect them too.

The photos in this blog are not mine. Photos 1 & 3: Paul Cyr of Presq Isle, Maine
Photo #2: Jim Salge

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRAMMYEAC 7/21/2014 11:31PM

    I hope your bear friend gets the help it needs to get on the mend. It needs to be able to get back to the wild and survive.

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CHEBBA 7/20/2014 6:22PM

    Stay safe - that's the first priority. Thank you so much for contacting the NH Dept of Fish and Game - the bear now stands a chance of some treatment or, though it upsets me, release from a nasty deterioration.

Well done. xx

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MSLZZY 7/20/2014 7:20AM

    Stay safe even if you have to change your routine.

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68ANNE 7/19/2014 11:29PM

    Sometimes an injured animal will be most dangerous because they know they are vulnerable. You are so smart

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KATELJM 7/19/2014 2:35PM

    Wow, you are so right. An injured bear is quite dangerous! Hope it is resolved soon.

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    Feel sorry for the bear I am sure local fish and game will rescue him. Take care until then.

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TWEETYKC00 7/19/2014 12:37PM

    Poor bear, I hope he gets some help soon. Glad you can still work out.

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JSTETSER 7/19/2014 12:26PM

    Thank you for your comments. I did contact Andrew Timmons of NH Fish and Game, and Inge Seboyer, head ranger at Fox State Forest where the bear spends much of his (or her) time.

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FISHGUT3 7/19/2014 11:15AM

    Be Careful - hope the bear is also attended too.

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NASFKAB 7/19/2014 10:56AM

  all the best

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/19/2014 10:16AM

    I love wild life. Glad you are playing it cautious. I hope he Bear gets the help he/she needs. They can re-locate the bear after it heals.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 10:09AM

    Your approach to dealing with the bear is good . . . keeping yourself out of harms way. BUT I hope the Dept. of Natural Resources or whomever it is in your area, is notified so the bear can be helped, as others may not be as wise in knowing about the injured bear and avoiding.

HUGS and have a great weekend.

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PHEBESS 7/19/2014 9:10AM

    Definitely call Fish & Game or Wildlife or whatever it is in your area - the bear is a danger to others (including pets) and needs to be taken care of himself. You'll help everyone.

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/19/2014 9:00AM

    Aw, poor bear. But any hurt animal can be dangerous, especially a bear! I don't blame you for not getting out with him around!

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LILORITA 7/19/2014 8:56AM

    I hope the bear will get help. I like your concern for the bear, and I am glad you have thought about your safety as well!

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RD03875 7/19/2014 8:02AM

    Have you called Fish and Game to let them know about the bear?

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NANCYPAT1 7/19/2014 7:46AM

    I would think that they would help with the bear - an injured bear is really a danger to everyone in the community.

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GOLFGMA 7/19/2014 7:36AM

    Being careful is a good idea and I do hope someone comes to rescue him.

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VTORIA3 7/19/2014 7:18AM

    Sounds very smart to exercise caution under these circumstances. Very sorry that your hiking routine is being interrupted. I guess it's time to drive to a safer spot to get your hikes in. Wishing you a terrific Saturday!

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CETANISTAWI 7/19/2014 7:17AM

    emoticon hope they'll help him!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/19/2014 7:06AM

    Respect for wildlife is essential. It doesn't pay to be na´ve. Good job keeping yourself safe while waiting for the folks who need to be paying attention to his/her plight to do so!

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MIAMOJO 7/19/2014 6:40AM

    Your compassion for this injured bear is touching. I, too, hope those who can will rescue him and treat him humanely with some good veterinary care. And I hope that happens soon, for the bear's sake and for yours! Hope you're able to run again soon.

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