Black bear breaks into rental home, attacks man inside, wildlife officials say
GATLINBURG, Tenn. — A man is recovering after he was attacked by a black bear that broke into his rental cabin in Tennessee. >> Read more trending newsThe victim was renting a cabin in downtown Gatlinburg and went into the kitchen around 11 p.m. Sunday to find a black bear inside, officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told WVLT. The man said the bear charged and swatted at him, causing serious injuries to his face and head, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. The man was able to escape to a bedroom and lock himself inside, WVLT reported. TWRA officials told the News Sentinel that it was able to trap and euthanize the bear, described as a 2- or 3-year-old without cubs, weighing a little over 200 pounds.wftv.com
Colorado man shoots, kills bear that broke into his home
Bear essentials Bear essentials (NCD)STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — A homeowner in Colorado opened fire on an intruder in his home, killing a 400-pound bear. Kelly Mauldin told Steamboat Radio that when she went to investigate why the dogs were barking, she discovered the bear inside the house and screamed for her husband, Ken. Ken grabbed his 40-caliber, semi-automatic handgun and opened fire, telling Steamboat Radio: “The bear charged me. While break-ins by bears are rare, they do happen, though wildlife officials told the AP that because this bear was not tagged, they do not know whether it might have gotten into other homes. Wildlife officials recommend always locking doors and windows on the ground level, especially overnight, to keep animals out, KCNC reported.wftv.com
Black bear dies after getting trapped in car in eastern Tennessee
Bear essentials Bear essentials (NCD)SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — A black bear died on Wednesday after it got stuck in a vehicle in eastern Tennessee as temperatures soared into the mid-90s, wildlife officials said. >> Read more trending newsAccording to a news release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the bear managed to enter a parked car at a rental cabin in Sevierville. The owner of the car left the cabin area in a different vehicle at about 10 a.m. EDT, and when they returned at 6:45 p.m., they found the animal dead in the parked car, WVLT-TV reported. “Bears have noses seven times better than a bloodhound and can smell even the faintest odor of food inside a vehicle,” the TWRA wrote on Facebook. “Lock your doors, roll up your windows, and never leave food or anything that smells like food inside!wftv.com
300-pound bear struck, killed by vehicle on California freeway
Bear killed on freeway Stock photo of a brown bear. A 300-pound bear was struck and killed on a freeway in Irwindale, California, early Monday, June 6, 2022. (Denisa Prouzova/Getty Images/iStockphoto)IRWINDALE, Calif. — A 300-pound bear was struck and killed on a freeway in Irwindale, California, early Monday. Troopers confirmed to KTLA-TV that a Toyota Highlander apparently struck the bear, noting that the impact shattered the SUV’s front windshield and landed the vehicle in the far right lane. A flat-bed tow truck was used to remove the bear from the freeway, KTLA reported.wftv.com
Bear, Aho, Raanta help Hurricanes beat Avalanche 2-0
Avalanche Hurricanes Hockey Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74) and Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (Karl B DeBlaker)RALEIGH, N.C. — (AP) — Ethan Bear scored the game’s first goal with 5:40 left and Sebastian Aho added an empty-netter to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Thursday night. Bear collected a loose puck along the boards near the Avalanche bench and fired a long shot that slipped through Darcy Kuemper. Antti Raanta had 36 saves for his second shutout this season for the Hurricanes, who have won eight of 10. ___Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Girl reunited with lost teddy bear thanks to eagle-eyed ranger
(Glacier National Park/Facebook)GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. — A little girl has a special piece of her heart back, thanks to the kindness of park rangers at Glacier National Park. “On our way up, I noticed this little Teddy Bear kind of with still snow melting off it, [a] little bit off the trail,” Mazzarisi told KTVQ. There was something special about the teddy bear, so I adopted him and named him Ceasar,” he shared in the Facebook post. Glacier National Park is renowned for its grizzly and black bears and now teddy bears as well.wftv.com
Baby bear killed by speeder, mama continued to call for cub
Bear killed FILE PHOTO: A park ranger is warning visitors to be aware of wildlife in Yosemite National Park. (Bakstad/Getty Images/iStockphoto)A national park ranger is warning visitors to Yosemite to slow down and save the wildlife. >> Read more trending newsLast week, a bear cub was hit and killed by a motorist he said was speeding through the park, CNN reported. The cub’s mother, however, continued to call for her baby, which was estimated at no more than 6 months old. The park ranger said they installed a camera to monitor the area.wftv.com
Motorcyclist, bear killed in collision on Marion County road
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 42-year-old Ocala man and a bear were killed late Thursday in a motorcycle crash in Marion County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The fatal wreck was reported at 11:02 p.m. on State Road 40 at State Road 19 near the Ocala National Forest. 40 when he struck the bear, which was in the westbound lane of the road. The bike overturned, ejecting the man, who was taken to a hospital and later died, according to an FHP report. AdThe bear also died, troopers said.
WATCH: Bear taps man’s foot, interrupts pool-side nap
This was a wake-up call to remember for one guy in Massachusetts this weekend. Matt Bete was enjoying a little pool-side nap when a bear came walking up. The gate was left open, so it seems the bear thought it was the perfect time to see if the water was too hot, too cold or just right. Then he walks over to Bete, sniffs around a little and starts smelling his foot and nudges him awake. And then, you can see the bear slowly walks back toward Bete for one more quick peek before he runs off for good.
Florida governor stiffens penalties against bear poaching
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Black bears, once a threatened species in Florida, will get stiffened protections against poachers, some of whom see the animals resurgence as a growing nuisance. Ron DeSantis agreed to increase the penalties against illegal bear hunting to further deter hunters from killing the once-imperiled creatures. The black bear population dwindled to the low hundreds back in the 1970s, but has since come roaring back with more than 4,000 of the creatures now roaming the state. In fact, the penalties for killing turkey and deer out of season is currently more severe than killing a bear. The rise in the black bear population — coupled with the rising numbers of humans in Florida — have led to friction, as bears and people encroach on each other’s turf.
Bear camps out in tree above tiger enclosure in Apopka
APOPKA, Fla. – A black bear that moseyed itself into an Apopka wildlife facility over the weekend has drawn a lot of attention. Workers at The C.A.R.E Foundation said they spotted the cub Saturday in a tree above a tiger enclosure. Has the bear come down yet?” said Kevin Rose, a senior volunteer at the exotic animal rescue center. The bear can’t fall into the tiger enclosure, so we’ve been told to just leave it be and eventually it will come down,” Rose said. “To be up a tree with a tiger underneath you probably isn’t the most calming effect, I guess,” Rose said.