Four Bears Spotted on Satinwood Drive

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  1. joho

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    Last night a call was made to the sub station regarding a Black bear in a tree off Satinwood Drive north of Goatfeathers Restaurant.

    When police arrived it was confirmed with the spot light there were four bears in the tree.

    Be on the look out Sowallers! :eek:
     
  2. jhanes

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    Every time there's a tornado in this country, someone gets a video or a photo of it! Why can't anyone get a photo of these bears??????
     
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  3. Matt J

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    I tried, but after seeing the second, third, and fourth bear I peed myself and my cell phone didn't work after that. :sarc:
     
  4. Douglas the Intrepid

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    I thought the droid was marketed as being pee proof? Jeez! ;)
     
  5. Lynnie

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    I better get Cowboy down there to scare the bears!
     
  6. Franny

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    Bears, smares, they want hurt you. However, a Florida Panther was spotted last weekend in the Pt. Washington Forest, we belive in the BMB area.:shock:
     
  7. Douglas the Intrepid

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    Are you serious Franny? That is scary if true...
     
  8. Smiling JOe

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    yeah, didn't you hear about the missing bikers? All they found were some torn shreads of their pooped biking shorts. (oh, wait, Halloween is over. Nevermind)

    In general, the bears and panthers are far less dangerous than crossing 30A on a bicycle, and driving down Hwy 331. Bears and panthers are cool.
     
  9. mi6491

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    So maybe I should reconsider the daily walks in the woods with my dogs....
     
  10. Douglas the Intrepid

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    When taking my 11 year old daughter hiking locally, panthers are decidedly not cool. It is one of few animals that would actively hunt her as prey. Guess we won't be hiking for a while...
     
  11. Smiling JOe

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    Not at all. Bears don't like dogs. Dogs will tree a bear. Bears also don't like people. They do however like junk food out of your garbage can or your back pack.
     
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    A Panther would have my Cowboy for a snack.
     
  13. Smiling JOe

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    Again, I'd be more worried about real threats like texting drivers.
     
  14. Matt J

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    Panthers are only a problem if they have scarce or no food. Based on the number of raccoons, possums, and deer in this area everyone should be just fine.
     
  15. Lake View Too

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    What about texting bears???:blink:
     
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    We were at Pizza bar on Saturday night, and there was a lot of rustling in the brush on the dune next to the terrace. Then a bush started swaying and shaking- definitely NOT one of the Seaside cats. We thought it was a bear (that bush was really moving), then a little face popped out- a raccoon! He was as surprised as we were!
     
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    My husband saw a panther in that exact area last winter. (Feb. ) He reported it to Florida Wildlife person who didn't seem to believe him at all. Thanks for the info-now we know he wasn't just seeing "things"!


    ::clap:
     
  18. Teresa

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    yes they are!

    today, 3 small deer slowly walked right in front of my car at car pool in Pt Washington, crossing the little dirt road just 30 feet from the front door of the school. how wonderful to see these creatures all around us.

    I do worry a little about gators, bears (and now panthers) when walking alone in the woods around Pt Washington, but not too much.
     
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    Most wildlife in the US* will not hurt you as long as you are not being stupid or feeding them.

    Raccoons are precursors to bears - secure your trash and you solve 95% of the wildlife problem.

    *except for polar bears, moose, mountain lions, and grizzlies
     
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    I am more fearful of snakes than bears. I recognize that this is not logical, but I've had some unfortunate snakey experiences. My bear sightings have all ended with the bears (i) being smaller than expected and (ii) running the other direction.
     

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