Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A Black Bear in Anne Arundel County...

Cory Writing.....

My title for this blog is not a joke. Let me tell you the story.

I was sitting in my car just taking a siesta and the crack of the radio interrupts me and I hear the dispatcher say, I am receiving a call from a citizen that is reporting there is a black bear running around his neighborhood.

Granted we are in South County, but I immediately think, "ok this citizen is an idiot and this thing is a big dog or this guy got some bad weed." Obviously I wasn't the only guy that thought this because when the officer that was dispatched to the call arrived on scene he said, "Radio I am out and it is a bear."

Several units were on scene and trying to coral this bear. The described it as about 60 lb bear, and I can just see three cops trying to keep this bear from wandering. Yeah Ok !!!!!

So they call DNR (Department of Natural Resources) and they say we are going to respond out there, but we don't want anyone to shoot the bear. Side note if the bear is coming at me I don't care what DNR wants but that bear will be full of lead. Back to the story. DNR finally arrives out there and they come to the conclusion that this is the bear that they have been tracking up from Southern Maryland and they decide to leave it alone. So everyone clears.

I have a little problem with this. Why aren't we catching this thing instead of letting it roam around Maryland. I have to say that if that thing gets ahold of someone, or something there is going to be a huge law suit.

I love police work because just when you thing you have seen it all a black bear roams into Anne Arundel County. Baltimore City might have heroine addicts, but Anne Arundel County Police can fight bears. Ha Ha.

For those of you wondering here are fun facts about black bears.....

Typical weights:
Males of breeding age: 125-500 lbs
Females of breeding age: 90-300 lbs

Are Black Bears Like Dogs? NO

Where do black bears live? American black bears only live in North America. They are found throughout Canada, in most of the states in the United States, and in northern Mexico. Black bears live mostly in areas where there are forests.They need a place where there is food,water, and shelter. They can find these things in wooded areas.

A black bear can run, for a short distance, as fast as 35 miles per hour. That's about as fast as a horse or a deer can run. It's much faster than humans can run.



Brittany said...

Is that area where they found the bear woods? I have come across a black bear once in Florida, but he has escaped from the local zoo. He seemed to be a nice bear. =)

- Sarah :-) said...

I saw something on the news last night about a dog chasing a bear into a tree, or something like that. Wow... good times!!

Not for the guy with the bag weed, or the bear, so much... but good times for us readers, that is!!

PS - I was hoping you were off last night, Cory - I had a need for some inside cop-radio info. My street was SWARMING with cops when I got home from church (nice fuzzy feeling, really) and I could hardly park my car and go inside. Ridiculous!! STILL no clue what happened, but I'm putting my monopoly money on domestic disturbance, because as soon as they left, there was even more yelling and screaming. Needless to say - I did not sleep well last night.

Cory E. :) said...

The area where the bear was found is marsh, but a little wooded.

Sarah you guess about your neighborhood was right.

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