Black bear spotted in Avila Beach

July 29, 2013

beerA black bear was spotted in the community of Avila Beach Saturday morning. [KCOY]

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the bear sighting was the second of the year in the Avila Beach area.

“This is probably the same animal or a sibling of the animal that was chased off,” said Fish and Wildlife Environmental Scientist Bob Stafford. “This time of year, what we see is cubs from prior years are getting kicked out or going off to find their own habitat.”

Several black bears have been spotted recently in San Luis Obispo County.

Department of Fish and Wildlife officers are collecting hairs from the bears and will submit them to UC Davis for analysis.

“We’ll be able to tell how many bears there are and then what area they’re covering in the county,” Stafford said. “From there, we can predict where we will start to get problems.”

 


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3 Comments

  1. Ted Slanders says:

    What the The California Department of Fish and Wildlife should be doing is going around and finding out if any children were making fun of bald people lately!

    As I have proffered before, the Hebrew-Christian God does not like kids that make fun of bald people. Therefore, since this bear has shown up twice now in the Avila Beach area, it’s probably on a godly mission to seek out in like manner to the biblical scenario shown below.

    “From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.” (2 Kings 2:23-24)

    We Christians are constantly stating, to hell with the separation of church and state, where we ask for prayer in schools to help get ALL kids in line with Christian biblical principles, but I beg to differ. We need BEARS in schools. If every teacher had the power to summon a pair of child-maiming grizzly avengers, you can bet that our schoolchildren would not only pray, but they would be the most well-behaved and polite children that ever existed!

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  2. Jorge Estrada says:

    Bear at Pirates Cove?

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      Jorge,

      The least of which, a courtesy laugh is in order.

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