What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The numbers stand at 200 species a day. That's 73,000 a year. This culture is oblivious to their passing, feels entitled to their every last niche, and there is no roll call on the nightly news.
~Lierre Keith ~


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.