July 11, 2020

Gunshots Didn’t Frighten Away Wolves Determined to Kill Sheep

“Wolves killed at least three lambs and injured an undetermined number of other sheep on private land on the western Zumwalt Prairie, according to a livestock depredation investigation report from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The attack occurred the night of May 29. According to the ODFW report, at 11:30 p.m. a sheepherder heard wolves howling near his trailer and the bedded flock of domestic sheep outside. He went outside and saw three tan-colored wolves in the illumination from his flashlight.

The sheepherder, who was armed with a .22 magnum, then fired several shots in the air and the wolves moved away, but apparently not far. For the next 20 minutes he could hear the sheep being chased in the dark. In the morning he found three dead lambs, one of which was mostly consumed, and 20 sheep that had suffered bite injuries.”<<<Read More>>>

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What Was Thought to Be Coyote Attacks May Have Been Coywolves

“Muskego — The coyote attacks on two fairly large dogs — one 60 pounds and the other nearly 80 pounds — on Woods Road in Muskego has led to speculation that hybrids called coywolves might have been responsible.

Coywolves are a cross between coyotes and wolves. Wildlife experts say the cross breeding came about as the numbers of wolves in the upper eastern United States and eastern Canada were depleted in numbers and coyotes had migrated into their range.

Coywoves, first notes in 1919, are bigger than coyotes but much smaller than wolves. They have a bigger fluffy tail and their jaws are wider than a coyote’s. They are hard to distinguish from coyotes.”<<>>

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Confirmed: Wolves Kill Sheep. Confirmed: Wolves Being Protected

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that wolves killed 3 sheep and wounded 20 more but has yet to finger the Imnaha Pack of wolves as the culprits. Instead they appear to be working to protect the pack so that this kill will not be counted against the pack out of fear some of the pack members may have to be killed.

Typical predator protecting over human livelihood.

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Bear Enters House Twice Scared Off with Pots and Pans

Because there are too many hungry bears this time of year, a black bear came in through a screen door and ransacked a house while the woman owner was upstairs. The bear returned again a second time later that night and she says she scared the bear away with making noises with pots and pans.

The question is, did she look big?

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Don’t Run From Wolves

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Coyote Attack on Colorado Campus

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials are putting up warning signs on the University of Colorado’s east campus in Boulder after a dog and its owner were attacked by a coyote.<<<Read More>>>

Laughing here. The article states: “University police say that if a coyote approaches, pedestrians should make themselves look as large as possible, wave their arms and throw objects.”(emboldening added) One commenter suggested throwing lead.

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More Bear Troubles in Pennsylvania

A young black bear — estimated weight between 175-200 pounds — triggered a major police presence in Bensalem for about an hour Friday morning, marking the third black bear sighting reported this month in Lower Bucks County.<<<Read More>>>(Pay Wall)

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Monkeys, Wolves & BLUE

Guest post by James Beers

I read recently where a lady in Myanmar (Burma) died of rabies from a wolf bite. The report went on to say that there has been a large outbreak of rabies in Myanmar, especially in the cities. It went on to say that while this wolf had bitten the lady in one such city, and even greater source of rabid bites on residents came from monkeys that frequent the cities and towns routinely during the day in search of food.

This set me to thinking. The wolf was in a settled part of Burma and must have been living nearby in all likelihood, so other wolves are likely in the area habituating and learning how to find food and get by just like the monkeys. That the lady, just like a ranch lady in Idaho or a kid in New Mexico might just as easily do, blundered into a rabid wolf as she went about her daily routine and died.

Who is to blame? In Burma one can honestly say, no one since wolves have always been there (relatively speaking as in centuries) and people and their leaders have never had the wherewithal or the ability to remove the wolves and the threats and dangers they create. One can honestly say that they chose to live with wolves, monkeys and rabies in their midst; whether through ignorance, religious belief or tolerance for dictatorships I do not know. However, when such things happen in the Carolinas or Montana or Oregon or Arizona we cannot say the same thing. We can honestly blame and hold responsible the government and radical groups that have forcibly placed them in these areas after the people who live there and their ancestors had eliminated them at great cost of time and treasure to create the productive and healthy human-oriented settled landscapes of the Lower 48 States that we have enjoyed and benefitted from for nearly 100 years.

The Burmese native that has lived under successions of Kings, Generals and occupiers down through the ages is in great contrast with the Americans of The Lower 48 States who obtained their freedom, liberty and Constitutional rights over 225 years ago. This liberty was obtained at great cost and sacrifice but has been frittered away in recent decades as a growing national government and reticent State governments have taken away piece after piece of that liberty for their own benefit by making hollow promises of government benefit and government largesse for chunk after chunk of our rights. In few areas is this as nakedly apparent as the Endangered Species Act promises of “saving” (Nature?) and resulting in wolves and grizzly bears where people live, irrigation areas shut down, farmers and loggers out of work, dams destroyed, ranches shut down, and general mayhem throughout the formerly bucolic and productive (of many things) expanses of rural America. One need look no farther than the recent BLM assault (snipers, tasers, automatic weapons, rifles, handguns, helicopters, men on horseback, men in trucks and SUV’s, and enforcers that looked to all like NFL linebackers fresh from the weight room: all to round up and kill cattle on the Last rancher in the County around Las Vegas in the political backyard of a corrupt, federal politician that for all intents and purposes appointed his former political advisor as the head of the same BLM agency conducting this particular Rangeland Clearance.

Read The Highland Clearances (of Scotland) by John Prebble concerning the ruthless actions of British occupiers seizing all land from 1800 to 1856 for a blueprint of current federal government policies. Like those dispossessed Scots and their families, American farmers, ranchers, loggers and rural residents are steadily and forcibly being told to move into cities just as the Scots (like the Irish) were simply told to go away whether to offshore islands or roadsides to die or onto “coffin ships” hoping to get to America or Canada before starvation or disease destroyed them. As the BLM showed us, the government is now willing to use all their power on us as if we were terrorists plotting an attack on US soil from our hideout in Afghanistan in Iraq.

I submit that the Burmese lady died as she lived in the most freedom she ever knew in a world just like the one of her forefathers going back untold generations. However the American damaged by or attacked by or driven to bankruptcy by wolves forced on him by his own government is the true SUBJECT of tyrants. The American has lost his liberty and allowed others to return his children and grandchildren to the terrors and penury his forefathers worked so hard to eliminate.

May the Burmese lady Rest in Peace, and May God Help America!
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BLUE

If you are interested in, understand or are sympathetic about what you just read, may I make a suggestion?

A Montana film maker, Jeffrey D. King, has made a 3rd video that I highly recommend as worthwhile. It documents a series of interviews and a trip around America aimed at explaining and demonstrating the agenda of The Green Movement and the government policies that I vainly try to expose in all I write. The people he interviews and the things he explains as he visits important sites are something you should share with friends, relatives, coworkers, churchgoers and everyone else you come in contact with in your daily lives.

The cost is minimal and I get nothing from this but the hope that some of you will go to his website and begin to become familiar with what he has done and what he is doing. This latest video, BLUE, may well be our future hope. Please, consider learning about it.

BLUE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/user/bluebeatsgreen?feature=watch

If you are on Facebook, please add Blue Beats Green as one of your “LIKES”. https://www.facebook.com/bluebeatsgreen

Jim Beers
15 May 2014

If you found this worthwhile, please share it with others. Thanks.

Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC. He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC. He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority. He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

Jim Beers is available to speak or for consulting. You can receive future articles by sending a request with your e-mail address to: jimbeers7@comcast.net

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Those “Rare” Bear Attacks and Encounters Keep Piling Up

Here we go on a Monday morning as I sort through the gobs of emails showing how it is not such a rare occurrence to be attacked by a bear as animal lovers and predator protectors want people to believe. I have claimed, and still do, that making such claims that bear attacks are rare is not only incorrect but irresponsible as well. It’s as irresponsible as telling people to take down bird feeders, lock their garbage in the garage, look big and make lot’s of noise to prevent being attacked or have encounters with bears, without telling the whole story.

While much of this advice is good, it isn’t THE answer as bears can be mighty unpredictable, especially a very hungry bear. Bears will and do readily break out car windows to get at food inside. They break down garage doors or front doors of houses, all for a good snack of something that smells good to them. Take the precautions but be aware of the fact that as safe as you might think you are, there’s still a possibility. Also, stop believing the rhetoric, designed only to protect predators, that bears are “misunderstood” and that human encounters and attacks on humans are rare. The question might be, rare as compared to what?

So here’s some links and a list to some of the bear attacks and encounters that seem to have taken place over the last few days.

1. A man in Alberta, Canada was out riding his ATV. He got stuck on a log and then attacked by a bear. He got tore up pretty badly. The first report that came out was on Saturday when not so many details were available. On Sunday, we are able to hear from the person who got attacked. Note – This is the second bear attack on humans in Alberta in a month. The first resulted in a Suncor worker getting killed.

2. In Henniker, New Hampshire, not so rare, a bear breaks into everything for food.

The bear and two cubs had been searching for food, but officials say she became aggressive and dangerous to people. This was the third year in a row the same bear returned to the area. This year, authorities say the bear grew bolder, and broke into the same house twice and also smashed the window of a mini-van.

Rare?

And here we have whining and complaining from New Hampshire officials that people won’t stop feeding bears. While their concerns are legitimate, I think it’s a bit idealistic to think, as is intimated in this article, that if people would put away their bird feeders, bar-b-cue grills, lock up their garbage, lock their doors and windows and never come out, bears wouldn’t even come around anybody’s house. How do you get it through people’s heads that when bears emerge from their dens and green-up hasn’t occurred, bears are hungry and sometimes those hungry bears are willing to do anything for food – kill you if necessary. You could sterilize a town and I’ll bet hungry bears would still come around looking for something to eat.

3. Maine is just a little bit behind the other states as bears come out of hiding and are hungry. Already Maine has recorded 44 complaints from bear problems.

What’s so rare?

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Bear Breaks Into NJ Home, Bear Shot, People Go Insane

Here’s another one of those “rare” incidents when a bear decides to break into a home looking for food. Yes, put your garbage away, take down bird feeders, clean bar-b-cue grills, pray to the bear gods but understand that a hungry bear is a hungry bear with not much else on its mind but getting food, even if it means busting out your car window or demolishing a home or garage door.

In New Jersey, a female bear with three cubs broke into a home by staving down the door. Police were called and the bear was subsequently shot and killed. The cubs were rescued and taken to a rehab center.

Below the map that shows the West Milford, New Jersey area, I posted some of the comments left by readers of North Jersey Online. It should be no wonder why actual wildlife management is impossible. Many of the comments support my offensive to some claims that Americans are perverted lovers and defenders of wild animals even at the expense of human life.

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Christine Fairleigh Dickinson University

2 of the bears were clinging to their dying mother bear? So sad.

Rosalie

Were they feeding the bears?

Thomas

Sad that they had to kill the momma bear. She must have been having a hard time trying to feed 3 cubs! But scary to think the bear had no fear and helped herself to the home.

Debbie College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC

You needed to do what u had to, although sad.

Tricia Fordham University

The word “euthanized” make me sick. She was shot to death by a bunch of gun happy officers no doubt. Door should not have been left open.

Janet

Unless you live amongst these creatures you don’t know what you are talking about. First, it did not state the door was left open. Locked or unlocked if a bear wants to get in he will. Be it a door or a window. Second, having a bear in your home in simliar to having a squirrel enter your house. They go on a rampage because they can’t figure out how to get out. Their concept of how they got in is similar to a maze and they get “lost” to find the exit. Third, in this area where the bears roam your “gun happy officers” are TRAINED constantly on how to deal with roaming bears. Most times they are chased away from the homes. It is only when a bear shows tendency of being violent will they use a more forceful means of taking care of the situation aka EUTHENIZING them (I like that word better than killing them!). At the time when a choice has to be made as to how to handle the bear the officers don’t take an inventory of the animal to see if it’s a male or a female or if any cubs are in the area. Their ONLY concern at the time is for the safety of themselves and any civilians.

Randy

Radical animal lovers, tend to lose a sense of reality when it comes to animals, looking for any excuse necessary to defend them, even if it puts a humans life in harms way!

Diane

Aww poor momma bear

Diane

It’s sad they killed her cause she had cubs

Judith

Why can’t the mother bear be moved instead of shooting it??? If they are moving the cubs to a safe spot with no houses, then the mom should be able to go too. She was only trying to feed her family.l Something is very wrong!!!! The cubs were clinging to their dying mother, how sad is that.

Suzie

That is just wrong. Poor cubs. I hate when they shoot bears. Its such a shame.

India

Hilary, look at this, in Pinecliff Lake!!! I wonder who’s house ithey broke into!!!

Jim

The bear can’t be moved because moving bears doesn’t work. Studies have shown that nuisance bears that are moved miles away from the site of their mischief almost inevitably return. Once they are so habituated to humans that they will enter a house, they have to go.

Sharon

Sad and she didn’t die right away she was just trying to feed her babies close the door

Jim

If you read the article you would see that the bear broke in the screen door, so apparently it wasn’t open.

Suzie

The lady is to blame. She should have closed her door. Poor bear and sad for the cubs. Maybe next time learn to visit your neighbors and lock the door.Save a life of a bear.

Janet

Unless you live amongst these creatures you don’t know what you are talking about. First, it did not state the door was left open. Locked or unlocked if a bear wants to get in he will. Be it a door or a window. Second, having a bear in your home is simliar to having a squirrel enter your house. They go on a rampage because they can’t figure out how to get out. Their concept of how they got in is similar to a maze and they get “lost” to find the exit. Third, in this area where the bears roam the officers are TRAINED constantly on how to deal with roaming bears. Most times they are chased away from the homes. It is only when a bear shows tendency of being violent will they use a more forceful means of taking care of the situation aka EUTHENIZING them. At the time when a choice has to be made as to how to handle the bear the officers don’t take an inventory of the animal to see if it’s a male or a female or if any cubs are in the area. Their ONLY concern at the time is for the safety of themselves and any civilians.

Kyle

Im happy all 3 cubs will be taken care of and returned to West Milford when they are big enough. It is sad and the mom was desperate to feed them.

Charley

Since the bear entered a home they are now dangerous . Not sure what the sad part is . If your sitting in your chair and a bear breaks in you may just change your mind

Tina

Exactly if that mama bear comes up in my house this mama bear will do what I have to do to protect mine.

India

Wow I lived in Pinecliff Lake and I worked in West Milford and took care of the elder Maloney. The father of James many many years ago.

Chris

We all know they could have used a strong tranquilizer dart rather than a fatal weapon.

Michelle

When you live in THEIR territory… You have to know to be more careful to keep your doors closed

Denise

Your kidding right? My guess is you live in a non-rural area with no wildlife

Suzie

I totally agree.
One day these poor creatures will have nowhere to call home.

Michelle

Makes me sick to my stomach

Harry

HOW SAD SMH

Liz

I have seen more bear sightings in the last two weeks in West Milford than the last year

Mike

If you wanna live in the bears backyard buy a fence. Why do people feel the need to kill animals when we’re taking all there land.

Suzie

I agree.such a sad story.

Janet

You’ve got to be kidding You need to stop visiting the zoo and live where the animals roam free!

Randy

I don’t know, I think many Bear lovers out there are having a hard time reading: “Police found that the bear had broken in the screened back door.” She didn’t leave the door open with a bowl of honey on the floor just inside…..

Janet

Those city folk read what they want to read. They need to stop visiting the zoo and live where the animals are allowed to roam free!

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