Close Encounters with the Adirondack Black Bear
Close Encounters of the Furred Kind, 8/9-8/10/01
This summer, dozens of hikers in the Adirondacks have had close encounters with black bears. The animals are looking for picnic baskets, not prey, but state forest rangers worry that inexperienced campers could get hurt. In this two-part series, Brian Mann joined a hunt organized to identify and tag the most aggressive bears.
Troubles in the Adirondacks, 7/27/01
black bear problem continues in the High Peaks. A safe visit is
still possible, but campers need good information and the proper
equipment. Brian Mann reports.
This summer, tens of thousands of hikers and campers will flock to the eastern High Peaks. Waiting for them will be a small group of aggressive black bears. The animals have learned to see campsites and backpacks as a prime source of food. Forest rangers say the risk of a life-threatening encounter is growing. Brian Mann reports.
more information on bear safety try these Web sites:
Selections: Black Bears, 6/14/01