September 22, 2023

ID Fish and Game euthanizes bear believed to have bitten firefighter

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*Editor’s Note* – There is nothing funny about being attacked and/or bitten by a bear. Being that I find humor in many things, please note below the emboldened phrase contained in the article linked-to below.

Was the bear last seen wearing a white T-shirt and denims?

It is a bit laughable as most people think that black bears all look alike, except for size. But then again unless the bear is quite small or quite large, most bears do look alike. I wonder if this particular bear had a limp, a nervous tic or growled with a lisp?

I’m sorry. I just can’t help myself.

The bear was trapped within a half mile of the fire camp and matched the description of the one involved in the biting. Fish and Game will attempt a DNA test to see if it can confirm it was the same bear by taking saliva from the bear and matching it to saliva on the firefighter’s small tent, commonly known as a bivvy sack, that he was sleeping in when the bite occurred. However, it’s uncertain whether there will be enough DNA on bivvy sack to get a match.

At the end of the article, you will notice a laundry list of things to do to minimize attracting bears to wherever you are. Missing from the list is what to do when being threatened by a black bear. Remember, always


Source: ID Fish and Game euthanizes bear believed to have bitten firefighter : The Outdoor Wire