The mechanical mind cannot solve the problems of the mechanical age.
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Black bears occur in scattered locations across the United States. These are large animals; adults may weigh two to six hundred pounds. Black bears are omnivorous. They will take live prey if they can, but subsist largely on vegetation - fruit, berries, acorns, leaves.

Black bear
Photo: USFWS.

Their occasionally clumsy appearance is deeply deceptive. Bears can outrun and outclimb humans, and are strong swimmers. There are instances, fortunately very rare, of black bears attacking and even killing people.