Please Sign In

Please enter a valid username and password
  • Log in with Facebook
» Not a member? Take a moment to register
» Forgot Username or Password

Why Register?
Signing up could earn you gear (click here to learn how)! It also keeps offensive content off our site.

Black Bears Shot After Battle in Suburban Driveway

Recent Comments

Categories

Recent Posts

Archives

Syndicate

Google Reader or Homepage
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My AOL

Field Notes
in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get our new post everyday.

June 14, 2013

Black Bears Shot After Battle in Suburban Driveway

By Ben Romans

A homeowner in Coquitlam, British Columbia recently filmed two wild black bears fighting in her driveway.
 
Some time later, conservation officers responded and found the boars were still facing off against one another.
 
“They could have been fighting over a sow or they could have been fighting over territory,” said Officer Cody Ambrose.
 
The bears reportedly made threatening moves toward people and pets. Ambrose said the two wouldn’t leave the area, and if relocated, would likely do the same thing at another residence. So, he dispatched both animals.

Comments (5)

Top Rated
All Comments
from RJ Arena wrote 44 weeks 6 days ago

Great video, I wonder who got the bears?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Gary Devine wrote 44 weeks 5 days ago

Hey British Columbia Law Enforcement,
June and July is breeding season for black bears. The two big boars were fighting for the territorial breeding rights. Both bears happen to meet up in somebody driveway. Moose, elk, deer and big horn sheep also fight for breeding rights. These bears did not give a hoot about a neighborhood dog or a person. All they wanted to do was fight with each other until one quit and ran off. I guess any species of wildlife will be shot on the spot if they brawl in a British Columbia neighborhood.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from ishawooa wrote 44 weeks 5 days ago

Here in Cody, Wyoming it is not terribly unusual to see a black or grizzly bear in one's driveway. Even the occasional lion shows up. Never saw any of them battle it out for rights.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from TheStudMuffin wrote 44 weeks 4 days ago

I still don't understand why they couldn't be relocated... It's not like they chose to fight on someone's driveway, it was just a coincidence and could have been dealt with better.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from mayoaaron wrote 44 weeks 3 days ago

No kidding Gary and StudMuffin, this probably could have been dealt with differently that didn't involve killing the bears. Especially giving the circumstances that they would be fighting over breeding territory

+1 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment

from Gary Devine wrote 44 weeks 5 days ago

Hey British Columbia Law Enforcement,
June and July is breeding season for black bears. The two big boars were fighting for the territorial breeding rights. Both bears happen to meet up in somebody driveway. Moose, elk, deer and big horn sheep also fight for breeding rights. These bears did not give a hoot about a neighborhood dog or a person. All they wanted to do was fight with each other until one quit and ran off. I guess any species of wildlife will be shot on the spot if they brawl in a British Columbia neighborhood.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from TheStudMuffin wrote 44 weeks 4 days ago

I still don't understand why they couldn't be relocated... It's not like they chose to fight on someone's driveway, it was just a coincidence and could have been dealt with better.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from mayoaaron wrote 44 weeks 3 days ago

No kidding Gary and StudMuffin, this probably could have been dealt with differently that didn't involve killing the bears. Especially giving the circumstances that they would be fighting over breeding territory

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from RJ Arena wrote 44 weeks 6 days ago

Great video, I wonder who got the bears?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from ishawooa wrote 44 weeks 5 days ago

Here in Cody, Wyoming it is not terribly unusual to see a black or grizzly bear in one's driveway. Even the occasional lion shows up. Never saw any of them battle it out for rights.

0 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment

bmxbiz-fs