On this episode we discuss why are Bear Attacks and Bear Encounters on the rise? What should you do if you see a Grizzly Bear on the trail? Or a Black Bear for that matter? What does it mean to be “Bear Aware”? And why do people go nuts when they see a Bear? And finally, What’s up with ALL this Snow in the Northwest? STOP SNOWING!
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The 14 Bear Attack Statistics
-On average, there are about 40 brown bear attacks that happen around the world every year.
The odds of being attacked by a bear at Yellowstone National Park is 1 in 2.1 million.
-2021 has shown an increase in the number of bear attacks in the US.
-So far, California has two high-profile cases of black bears breaking into homes in 2021.
-Appalachian Trail bear attack statistics reveal estimates of about one fatal black bear attack to occur every 8-10 years.
-The US state that has the most bear attacks is Alaska.
-The number of fatal black bear attacks per year in the US comes to about one fatal attack a year.
-Since 1979, there have been 44 grizzly bear attacks at Yellowstone National Park.
-The frequency of polar bear attacks is increasing in recent years as the Arctic temperatures have become warmer.
-Most bear attacks occur because the bear feels protective or threatened.
-About 50,000 wild bears are hunted by people in North America every year.
-A 3-year study of 92 bear attacks in North America saw that half of them involved a dog.
-Although many bear attacks involve dogs, bears rarely attack domestic cats.
-In 2020, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department received 162 reports of bears attacking backyard chickens.
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What We Talk About:
Mother Nature has stopped taking her Meds
Are Bear encounters the same as Bear attacks?
Chickens coming home to roost on the AT
More Bears, more people, more Bear encounters
Bears don’t like getting hit in the nose
Bear Aware = Common Sense
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