posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 02:02 AM
reply to post by donteatthedaisies
really? a bear? what kind of bear?
the only bears native to michigan are black bears. and while there are some small cases of bluish black bears called kermode's they are found in the
north-central coast of British Columbia and the yukon territory of canada which is on the other side of the continent. at least according to the
international association for bear research. and you can pretty much take that to the bank as bear territory is easy to track and nearly 100%
accurate. (there are strange cases....like one i saw on a bear docu where a polar bear traveled ten times farther from normal polarbear habitat, which
was the only recorded case ever IIRC, which still wouldn't account for a kermode in MI as that's like thousands of times farther lol)
the size of this creature if a bear would be indicative of an adolescent roughly 2-3 years old. barely of age to be away from it's mother, if at all.
the thing to remember about bears(unless you're facing a grizzly...which you should avoid at all costs) if they're relatively small like the
creature from the gable film appears to be, if you're making noise and standing tall they'll take you as a threat not worth the trouble. a guy
running through the woods standing tall filming this creature after getting out of a noisy truck......wow i bet i could find a few park rangers who'd
love to meet a guy who could find a bear not afraid of that. discounting of course one backed into a corner, or some freak of nature momma bear
that's as small as an adolescent.
many people don't really understand how standing your ground, like the videographer before the creature lunges at him, to a small predator will keep
them at bay. (baring extraordinary circumstances, like say rabies or starvation or other mind altering disease) well....except mountain
lions...they're seriously scary and a whole different story. but wolves and bears are similar in the respect that they scare easily in nearly all
conditions(blackbears that is grizzly's aka brownbears are also a different story, but irrelevant here) of in the wild encounters.
edit to add: that's if you could even get close enough to see one. many people who live in the more wild parts of michigan and wisconsin never even
see a bear their entire lives, although they may evidence of their presence. i've only seen bears maybe twice here in wisconsin. once for sure from a
distance, and maybe a second time...i'm still not sure it was a bear..
of course i'm not counting zoo's, just in the wild encounters.
bears are pretty smart, they usually stay away from noise and humans. i was just trying to recall if i've ever heard of a bear becoming roadkill and
really now that i think about it ....i never have, leastways not around these parts.
[edit on 21-7-2009 by optimus primal]