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Mangy Bear

July 10, 2017
Mangy Bear

My daughters spotted this mangy black bear walking across the backyard this PM. I didn’t get a picture, but a few minutes later a male bear appeared to be following this one, perhaps looking for a mate.

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“Bear Toy”

June 8, 2017
“Bear Toy”

My neighbor James M. shared this photo he took of a bear with a traffic cone. Someone had placed a cone along the side of our road where recent heavy rains caused damaged. A black bear evidently took the cone to play with for awhile. Thanks a lot to James for sharing!

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Lands Run Gap Fire Road Hike

September 5, 2016
Black Bear Seen From the Lands Run Fire Road

We took a family hike today down to see the Lands Run Falls in Shenandoah National Park. It’s only about a half mile down from the parking lot near Skyline Drive mile post nine. Nevertheless I was pleased we didn’t have to carry anyone on the way back. We have a theory that it’s better…

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Black Bear in the Front Yard

May 19, 2016
Black Bear Lying Down

We’ve seen a couple black bears earlier this year, but this was the first one I was able to get pictures of. It appeared to be looking for bugs/grubs/etc to eat under some wood in the side yard. Then, it took a break and lay down right on the lawn.

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550+ Pound Bear Shot in Fauquier County

January 30, 2015
550+ Pound Bear Shot in Fauquier County

From last month in the Washington Post: Patrick Coffey of Reva, Va., could tell the black bear was a big one as he watched it scrounge for acorns in the woods on a Fau­quier County farm. But it wasn’t until he shot it and got closer that he and his hunting buddies realized just how…

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Black Bear in the Frontyard

September 16, 2014
Black Bear in the Frontyard

This bear photo was taken a couple weeks ago through a window.

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