CEDAR HILL/ADAMS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – Again in June quite a few witnesses reported seeing a black bear in Robertson County. The bear was noticed close to the Annual Trash & Treasures occasion in Cross Plains. FULL STORY Now we’ve got a second sighting by a Springfield lady that truly hit a bear along with her car.
The encounter has been confirmed by the Tennessee Wildlife Useful resource Company (TWRA) with hair fibers collected on the scene. The hair fibers had been despatched to the TWRA’s lab and confirmed to be the hair fibers from a black bear. The Tennessee Wildlife Useful resource Company has its personal lab on the College Of Tennessee At Martin.
In line with State Wildlife Officer Kaleb Stratton, the bear was no worse for the wear and tear after colliding with the car and ran off after the affect. The driving force advised officers that she swerved attempting to keep away from hitting the animal however the passenger facet entrance fender and bumper made contact with the bear. A seek for the bear that lasted a number of hours by the TWRA turned up nothing. Stratton says the affect was a glancing blow and the bear was probably not critically injured.
The accident occurred in Cedar Hill on Turnersville Rd at 2:15 am Monday, July twenty ninth. MAP As you may see within the pictures under, the bear made claw marks within the street attempting to keep away from the collision.
In line with Stratton, this time of yr youthful bears are beginning to journey after being pushed out by bigger bears. Stratton says the bears are probably popping out of Kentucky simply passing via as they seek for territory and different bears. “They’re not right here to remain, they’re simply passing via,” Stratton stated.” Black bears are each very territorial and social, Stratton says.
One of many largest questions Stratton will get after a bear sighting is: “What are you going to do about it?” Stratton says, “We’re not going to do a factor about it until the bear is moving into trash cans, pet meals or attempting to get into automobiles.” In that case, Stratton says they’d step in and lure the animal. The bear would then be relocated to Kentucky or East Tennessee.
To this point, in accordance with Stratton, there have been no calls about bear points in Robertson County. Stratton says residents (within the Adams/Cedar Hill space) ought to attempt to not depart pet meals and trash outdoors. Bears love canine and cat meals and so they can scent it. When a bear develops a style for human or pet meals they will turn out to be an issue and in the end must be relocated.
What ought to I do if I encounter a bear at shut vary?
The primary rule is that you simply wish to make your presence identified by yelling and shouting on the bear in an try and scare it away. If a bear is reluctant to depart then proceed to throw rocks or different objects on the bear whereas persevering with to yell. Painting your self because the dominant animal and don’t again down. If a bear is shut sufficient that you simply really feel uncomfortable, slowly again away, persevering with to yell whereas watching the bear always. By no means run from a black bear as this will set off a pure response to chase.
Are black bears harmful?
Black bears are usually very elusive and shy animals… and until they’ve turn out to be accustomed to human meals sources, they have an inclination to keep away from individuals. Bears are very curious animals, nevertheless, and this shouldn’t be mistaken for aggression. Stop any conflicts by treating bears with respect as they’re wild animals whose behaviors could be unpredictable.
Black bears are certainly one of Tennessee’s state treasures and no different animal exemplifies the wilderness expertise like them. They’ve been referred to as a charismatic mega-fauna and for good purpose – everybody from non-hunters, to hunters, to wildlife watchers – all of us love bears in our personal particular methods. For these causes, it’s everybody’s duty to maintain them wild and preserve them alive.
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