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Wildlife officials warn of bear sightings in Nevada

Wildlife Officials Warn Of Bear Sightings In Nevada

Bears are supposed to be hibernating this time of year, but that isn't the case in Nevada.

Wildlife officials are warning that bears are out on the prowl because of recent warm temperatures. KTVN says a bear was spotted running through a bunch of terrified skiers on Heavenly Mountain, one of the country's biggest and most popular resort.

Because the animals aren't sleeping, they will be looking for food and water, which could be a problem.

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William Cohan January 15 2014 at 8:19 AM

If you are going to put yourself out there (forest, sea, mountains) beware things live out there, and don't be surprised if you become fuel for other kinds of life.

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rymic January 14 2014 at 8:37 PM

Bears. I love them. We have a bunch on our Florida property!!!

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msmith6791 rymic January 14 2014 at 9:39 PM

Just wait until one mauls you - you'll change you mind. (I love 'em my **s)

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stimpy58 January 14 2014 at 8:37 PM

Gee I like skiers but just can't eat a whole one by myself.

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karen January 14 2014 at 8:25 PM

"Troubling sight? Troubling that wild animals are enjoying a walk in their OWN environment? Who is the interloper???!!

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msmith6791 karen January 14 2014 at 9:39 PM

The world is OUR world - it belongs to humans. If you are an animal and you get in the way - sorry.

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landslowrance January 14 2014 at 8:21 PM

Nothing tastes better than lunch on the ski slope.

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macsportsvt January 14 2014 at 8:20 PM

That may be unusual in Nevada but not so much in Vermont and we will even have the occasional moose wander out onto a trail. Guess who is more scared of whom?

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siriusguy January 14 2014 at 7:59 PM

"Brown bear" refers to the grizzly bear, extirpated in California save on the state flag. None have been in the state for over one hundred years, though I have one acquaintance who does want to reintroduce them, a move not likely to be successful. There are of course true grizzly bears in Montana, Wyoming, and especially, Alaska and the Canadian mountain provinces. If provoked, however, black bears have occasionally proven dangerous, and of course, anyone spotting cubs should keep in mind that almost certainly, a very protective mother/sow will be close by. Beyond that, poor handling of garbage in developed areas has aggravated bear problems in the Lake Tahoe basin.

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LL January 14 2014 at 7:44 PM

Good for the bears ! ( no need to scour for food ).

Thrill seekers BEWARE, because a bear that just came out of hybernation is HUNGRY !!!

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Fred January 14 2014 at 7:43 PM

Maybe it was looking for some toilet paper. You know, the one that the "blue" bears love so much because it is soft.

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The Brown's January 14 2014 at 7:37 PM

Hey Yogi! How 'bout we grab a couple of Picnic Baskets for lunch today! ;-)

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landslowrance The Brown's January 14 2014 at 8:22 PM

"I'm smarter than the average bear."

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