Thursday, June 16, 2011

Urban Bears

Black Bear Takes a Dip in Local Lake - Chartiers Valley, PA Patch

There is an estimated 18,000 black bears in Pennsylvania. This is the time of year when young cubs are breaking out away from their mothers. 

Despite the fact that Pennsylvania has almost 20,000 black bears , less than 20 people have been injured from bears in the last 10 years. 

It's also pretty amazing that biologists estimate the coyote population to be almost 50,000 animals.   As both of these populations increase, sightings in urban areas will become more common .  Have you spotted a bear or coyote in your area? 

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