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OT - Bear in my backyard

BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
edited 10:55PM in EggHead Forum
Here is a link to a bear that was walking around my property in the Mid Hudson Valley of NY last week. Don't see to many of these, but they have been more active in the last few years. Ear tagged, I'll bet he weighs in about 400 pounds. :woohoo:


  • That is a massive bear!
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    "Hey Boo-boo! Fuhget about the pic-a-nic basket. Dis guy over here has a Big Green Egg in his backyard!"

    We have them crawling through here about 1-2 times a year too but none have made it into my back yard.
    Knoxville, TN
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    My estimation is 350 - 400 pounds. He looks like he is in good shape B)
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    Get a number for a taxidermist for me. I'll be right up with my bow! :woohoo:

    That guy is pretty big.
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    We have had bears here for the last 5 years or so. Others have taken still pictures, but I got lucky. He has left his calling card on many an occasion :sick: :huh:
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    Keep a couple of steaks for me and you have a deal B)
  • edbroedbro Posts: 297
    Wow, that beats the armadillo that my dog chased into the pool yesterday morning. He swam a couple of laps and climbed out.
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    I think I would like to see an armadillo swimming :silly:
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    Hey, now this thread isn't OT. We're talking about food that can be cooked on the egg. :woohoo:
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,689
    had one a few years back hit the feeders, only put them out in the winter months now. that is a good size one, hope hes just moving thru
  • highpresshighpress Posts: 694
    you are so lucky to live in a place where you have to worry about bears in your back yard. God i need to get away from city life.... ....that's definately a good sized bear...
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    We are 60 miles north of NYC :woohoo: but still in a rural area B) Best of both I guess ;)
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    He has been around since the spring. My next door neighbor has seen him many times when he is walking in the woods. :unsure:
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    Right you are ;) Shall I remove the OT tag....and see what happens :whistle:
  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,494
    Wow....I'd be scared to ever go out in the yard again. I'm glad the biggest critter we have is a raccoon. Be safe.
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    Aww....he's just a little black bear :woohoo: how much harm can he do :laugh:
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,689
    these little bears usually run the other way when they see or even hear you. see a racoon in the day and chances are its rabid and will run right at you ;) big bad scary racoons
  • bitslammerbitslammer Posts: 818
    Boatman wrote:
    Aww....he's just a little black bear :woohoo: how much harm can he do :laugh:

    They do like to snack on the occasional boy scout: See Article

    What kind of badge does that kid get for making it through a bear attack?
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    Courage B)
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,362
    No bears around here, but the eerie, late-night calls of coyotes alerts me of their presence..
  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    They come thru in a pack right around dusk howing away around here B)
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