Where's the bear?

rlindsay rlindsay at mail.telusplanet.net
Fri Jan 16 03:27:21 EST 1998


paul at panix.com wrote:
>>TREEFARMER at webtv.net wrote:
>>Is he lurking in the woods or just hibernating?
>
>
>I was wondering the same thing. Here in the southern end of the
>northeast there were no horrendous icestorms-- just incredibly warm
>weather-- i.e.: N.E. PA is usually around 10-20 degrees F. average
>this time of year. But--- it's been in the 40-50F range for the past
>couple of weeks. 


winter weather in the front ranges of the northern rockies varies
from -50 to +10 ( during chinooks ). often come across fresh bear
tracks in the snow while hiking around - both black and grizzly.


>Questions-- do they (black bears here) become terrestrially active
>when extreme warm weather systems permeate areas normally immersed in
>sub-freezing winter weather? And, what might their temperments be if
>they are up and about? Sluggish? Hungry? 


yes.

both.




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