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Bears Hanging Out Near Hayden Lake

A black bear sow and her cub have been frequenting the English Point recreation trail near Hayden Lake, Forest Services officials say. No reports of aggressive behavior from the bears have been received at the Panhandle National Forests headquarters in Coeur d'Alene, “but it remains important for the public to exercise caution and give the bears plenty of space to ensure future bear encounters are uneventful,” said Jason Kirchner, forest public affairs officer. “Bear sightings are not unusual but due to the unpredictable nature of bears the public needs to understand that some caution should be taken whenever they are in bear country,” said Coeur d’Alene River District Ranger Chad Hudson/Rich Landers, SR Outdoors blog. More here.

Question: Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear sow and cubs in the wild?

Boo Boo On The Mend

This undated photo provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows a cub black bear burned in the Mustang Fire north of Salmon, Idaho. Idaho Fish and Game wildlife veterinarian Mark Drew says a number of facilities offered to care for the 4-month-old cub nicknamed “Boo Boo.” He says the Idaho Humane Society was selected Friday because of the cub's medical and other needs. Drew says the cub weighs just 23 pounds but his appetite is good and the wounds have stabilized, seem to be improving and do not appear to have any infection. The cub was discovered Aug. 26 clinging to a tree in the eastern Idaho backcountry recently scorched by a massive wildfire near Salmon. Efforts to find the bear's mother were unsuccessful. Story here. (AP Photo/Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Tricia Hebdon)

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