Originally Posted by hellbender Thanks for the well wishes.Not many people seemed to appreciate the black bear pics. Nor do we appreciate threats to our livestock from any varmint and the bear population in West Virginia has reached VARMINT proportions...in fact there are far more black bear in this state now than there were when the Native Americans controlled this area of the country.FYI...that was not the first black bear to breach the electric fence, especially this time of the year. Apples and grapes hit moderately but most mast was nonexistent, leaving the bears wiling to take big risks to put on fat for the winter. None of the young dogs were seriously hurt and every part of the bear went to use. Thanks again for the good wishes.RON
I appreciated Ariel's posts and updates tell her thank you from me.
I saw the picture, but was unsure wheatear or not it breached your system.
There are reports of Black Bears in our area here in Arkansas, right in the community where I live and my house is surrounded by woods. I personally have not seen any but done neighbors say they have. No reports if any bothering livestock though.
There have been a couple if instances where they were photographed in a nearby town. It isn't any wonder though they're coming out in towns they want to keep cutting down tree and making the woods area dense for houses built so close to each other they're practically part if each other. Then the shopping malls. They're getting crazy with building those around here.
Anyway it's good to have you back. Looking forward to Ariel getting back with her own user.Edited by draye - 10/25/15 at 3:58pm