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    Bears and Bikes

    From ADFG's cameras - check out he time/date stamps. More can be seen at AKSpokes
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    I would hate to roll up on that thing by my self.
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    aww. alaskan black bears are so little and cute...

    new jersey 500 pounder. we were about 30 ft from him when i took the pic, hiking in to do trail work.


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    They are but that is a small male brown bear.

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    double

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    ah. well that would make a difference then.

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    Either way that is one fat black bear who probably has less fear of people than the skittish forest pigs we have here.

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    I took my kids to Cabela's the other day. I showed them a stuffed Brown Bear. This thing was on it's back legs and stood about 7-8 feet tall. I told my kids that monsters do exist.I could not stand mtbing in Alaska and comming around a corner and being face to face with a full grown Brown Bear. It is my understanding they are larger than a Grizzy. Is this correct? However, a trip to Alsaka is on my bucket list and I am sure a mtb will be envolved.
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    The difference between the brown bear (sub species distinction up for argument) and grizzly is the preponderance of fish (protein/fat) in the bears diet. This mega energy source allows the bear to reach upwards of 1100-1200 .lbs something a grizzly without access to large fish runs could not achieve. Grizzlies in the interior Alaska, BC, the Yukon and in the lower 48 may reach 700 lbs or so - big animal either way.

    Fortunately encounters are still relatively rare although this summer was pretty intense particularly around Anchorage.

    Here is an estimated 1000 lb male (terrain too difficult to weigh in) in a drainage just above Anchorage and near the trail system. He ripped his collar off within days. The green ink is from his hip new tatoo.
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    That
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    ballsack.

    Sorry guys, someone had to point that out.
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    That is the first thing the we noticed too!!

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