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A rare bear has been repeatedly spotted in Cape Cod, USA, making it an unlikely celebrity in the popular Massachusetts tourist destination. It is believed to have arrived in the town of West Barnstable via the Cape Cod Canal in search of food.

Bears generally avoid humans but are attracted to food smells, which sometimes brings them to populated areas. In the spring they like to eat grass, then berries and onions, and finally nuts.

Read more about it in the Cape Cod Times.

In the Piedmont region of the State of North Carolina, where black bears are poised to make a comeback, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission – supposedly a conservation agency – is opening the Piedmont to bear hunters.

This is probably due to people’s fears, even though black bears avoid humans.

A wildlife biologist writes in the Charlotte Observer:

The state is using hunters to stop a wildlife success story. If black bears were ferocious bears, like grizzlies, I could understand. But black bears are mostly vegetarian, secretive, mild-mannered animals.

Lastly, a large bear has been filmed taking a dip in a swimming pool in Monrovia, California, a city in Los Angeles county.

Check out the footage:

About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.


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