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October 06, 2011

Bear With Sweet Tooth To Be Euthanized

By Chad Love

Here's one from the "I'd die for a piece of cake right now - literally" files. A raging sweet tooth is apparently going to be a death sentence for one sugar-craving black bear who recently broke into a Florida home and made off with a birthday cake.

From this story on jacksonville.com:

Reports of a very bold black bear in Macclenny has the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issuing some advice and warnings as they try to track it and kill it. The bear apparently broke into a home at 2 a.m. Monday and grabbed food, including a birthday cake, before ambling off, according to commission spokeswoman Karen Parker. A commission biologist went to the home Tuesday to investigate and found a well-used trail behind it and lots of garbage spread around by the bear, as well as remains of the cake, Parker said.

Wildlife officials set a trap baited with cupcakes, since this bear seems to have a sweet tooth. Commission biologists know this bear, since it was part of a research project at Camp Blanding and has been outfitted with a white collar and two ear tags, Parker said. Biologists tracking the bear say it had moved several miles south of Macclenny by Tuesday morning, and when it's captured, it will be put down."Relocating this bear is not an option," Parker stated in a news release. "Public safety is our No. 1 concern. When we catch it, we will euthanize it. We do not want the bear entering another house."

 

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from olinger302 wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

Zoo maybe??? There has to be an option other than euthanizing it.

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from Nixstyx wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

Are they sure it wasn't Kirstie Alley relapsing from her weight loss program again? I heard she demolished a Cheesecake Factory last time she fell off the wagon.

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from maxpenner wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

They need to let a bowhunter take care of it im sure itd be alot cheaper!!

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from Sarge01 wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I have had a lot of experience with bears like this. We found that if you move the bear you are only moving your problem from one place to another. It is a shame but when we move into the bear's territory the bear loses. We have trapped bears and moved them 200 miles and they come back to the exact place and cause problems again. Rubber bullets don't work either. Usually it is a place where hunting is not an option either. It is a shame but almost all of the time the bear loses out and a lot of the time it is because of people feeding them to start with.

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from Michael Jager wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I feel bad for the bear. He did not know he was doing anything wrong. We suck as a species for not figuring out how to live with these animals.

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

Why not turn it loose on Wall Street? The "talking head" on MSNBC said the the bulls and bears run wild up there and nothing bothers them.

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from Nyflyangler wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

What do you mean we haven't figured out how to live with these animals?

When they get uppity and forget that their food isn't supposed to come locked inside a structure, they get the big sleep.

Sounds like a successful plan.

mfjager wrote:

"I feel bad for the bear. He did not know he was doing anything wrong. We suck as a species for not figuring out how to live with these animals."

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from FishnFast wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

The article states this Bear is well known from Camp Blanding and has double ear tags and a collar. So mankind has taught this Bear not to fear humans.
Let's live on their grounds, develop the Forrest, and expect them to pay attention in school so they know it's not polite to steal and wrong to B&E. Only if it had asked politely ???
We have to kill something we have not the right to do because of our own ignorrances.
Let's put down our politicians who make bad judgements , or just outright lies, we all would be better off.

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from olinger302 wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

Zoo maybe??? There has to be an option other than euthanizing it.

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from Nixstyx wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

Are they sure it wasn't Kirstie Alley relapsing from her weight loss program again? I heard she demolished a Cheesecake Factory last time she fell off the wagon.

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from maxpenner wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

They need to let a bowhunter take care of it im sure itd be alot cheaper!!

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from Sarge01 wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I have had a lot of experience with bears like this. We found that if you move the bear you are only moving your problem from one place to another. It is a shame but when we move into the bear's territory the bear loses. We have trapped bears and moved them 200 miles and they come back to the exact place and cause problems again. Rubber bullets don't work either. Usually it is a place where hunting is not an option either. It is a shame but almost all of the time the bear loses out and a lot of the time it is because of people feeding them to start with.

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from Michael Jager wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I feel bad for the bear. He did not know he was doing anything wrong. We suck as a species for not figuring out how to live with these animals.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

Why not turn it loose on Wall Street? The "talking head" on MSNBC said the the bulls and bears run wild up there and nothing bothers them.

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from Nyflyangler wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

What do you mean we haven't figured out how to live with these animals?

When they get uppity and forget that their food isn't supposed to come locked inside a structure, they get the big sleep.

Sounds like a successful plan.

mfjager wrote:

"I feel bad for the bear. He did not know he was doing anything wrong. We suck as a species for not figuring out how to live with these animals."

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from FishnFast wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

The article states this Bear is well known from Camp Blanding and has double ear tags and a collar. So mankind has taught this Bear not to fear humans.
Let's live on their grounds, develop the Forrest, and expect them to pay attention in school so they know it's not polite to steal and wrong to B&E. Only if it had asked politely ???
We have to kill something we have not the right to do because of our own ignorrances.
Let's put down our politicians who make bad judgements , or just outright lies, we all would be better off.

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