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Bear captured in west end (3 photos)

Monday, June 02, 2014   by: Staff received the following photos from loyal reader Lesley who was on scene when a bear was captured on Second Avenue on Sunday.


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MYPOINT 6/2/2014 1:54:43 PM Report

This lovely lil bear should be transported to the Ontario Legislature and then left on the lawns to awaken because so many of those southern folks seem to like these animals a lot more than we in the north do. Let us all give them a wonderful present.

This is just my opinion, yours may differ :)
harryharry 6/2/2014 2:00:18 PM Report

you should move the bears were here first
Number One Son 6/2/2014 2:10:17 PM Report

A bear has no business on Second Avenue. All the animal lovers can take a hike on this one.
wabos 6/2/2014 2:19:07 PM Report

Building a city in Northern Ontario, bears no kidding!! if you live in the north beware of bears don't complain about them or move back to your native country England or where every your ancestors come from
book-end 6/2/2014 2:19:47 PM Report

I am wondering what makes this Bear so special. I thought the ministry did not capture and/ or re-locate them anymore ( especially on a weekend )? I thought to Police just went out and took shots at them.
Bad Dawg 6/2/2014 2:25:15 PM Report

book end..... I was wondering the same thing.... I wonder who lives in the area that has "that kind of pull" to get the MNR to tranquilize the bear??
justsomeguy 6/2/2014 2:42:06 PM Report

Why are people so hell bent on blaming southern Ontario for the bears again?
Among many other factors, we live in the north and are surrounded by bush.

Isn't the Minister of Natural Resources from the Soo and living in the Soo? If you want to send the bear anywhere, send it to his house. We've seen a steady decline in natural resources management, even so in his time as minister.
bemo13 6/2/2014 3:18:06 PM Report

i wish it was this easy to tranquilize and move PEOPLE when they bothered us. ie)80% of the people that comment on these bear articles. you live in a city surrounded by bush, you're going to see bears, get over it. i do agree in this particular case, perhaps the bear needed to be moved, but the people that freak out when they're spotted near the hub trail need to find a hobby or something. why does everyone always forget (or just not care, i guess?) that WE took over their homes. leave them alone.
Nunavut 6/2/2014 3:28:21 PM Report

If humans are also animals and if evolution is what caused bear and animals to be in the same place at the same time......and if evolution is the survival of the fittest, then no we did not take their home !!! it is just evolution taking its course. We are protecting our children so they survive.
And with them the human race.

Of course we are supposed to be smarter than bears , so we will put up with them for awhile because we enjoy and need nature up here in the north, but when they get too close we rightfully move them or shoot them.... ...everything in moderation.
tommy_boi07 6/2/2014 3:42:55 PM Report

Couldn't agree more Nunavut, too often you see the tree hungers forgetting we are as much a part of the ecosystem as the other animals. Survival of the fittest!
AlwaysAWinner 6/2/2014 3:43:03 PM Report

I love when people say "what do you expect, we invaded their territory"

yeah, it's called nature, and we're running. they invade, they suffer the consequences. I don't get it, every other animal gets to be territorial but suddenly we can't?

the more we shoot and kill the more they get the message. hopefully.
drifter 6/2/2014 4:08:09 PM Report

“you should move the bears were here first.”

“if you live in the north beware of bears don't complain
about them or move back to your native country.”

I could respond to this by pointing out that the rats, mice and cockroaches were here first as well; and we all know what happens to them should they invade an area occupied by humans.

I could respond in the above manner, but I won't because both responses are incredibly short sighted and altogether irrelevant. We have been here as species long enough to state claim as any animal would.

What is this love affair with bears? Someone please explain it to me. We're not taking about Winnie the Pooh here or your teddy bear from formative years.

Why do I not see animal rights groups respond with the same passion to the plight of other hunted animals?

Can someone please tell me what other predators would control the bear population if not for humans.

As the father I think it's a tremendous victory for the north in reintroducing the spring bear hunt.

Its hard enough for kids these days being displaced and transported by bus to ever dwindling schools. Or having to play indoors or be constantly chaperoned from all the weirdo's, let alone have to constantly look over their shoulder for animal predators, this goes for (coyotes and foxes as well).

That's not the childhood I remember. Ah Yes, I also don't recall any bears or any mention of bears. I had never seen a bear in what seemed to be endless days of contented play - even in wooded areas and in 13 years of walking to and from grade school and high school. hmm!, Think the bear population is out of control???????????

Maybe we should live in straw huts suspended by hot air balloons? Oh, pardon me, that territory belongs to the birds, and as we all know, they were here first...

Nunavut hit it right on head -- we have as much right to be here, if not more. Unfortunately were dealing with a lethal omnivore who would look at a child as a tasty meal. If the bleak reality dictates that the numbers must decrease, than so be it.

Don't bother to quote stats, I'm not a gambling man, but I am into safety and prevention...

justsomeguy 6/2/2014 4:16:23 PM Report

Good thing we have the Minister of Natural Resources who lives in our very city to help us out with the bear program & bear hunt.

Oh, wait a minute.....

r2so27 6/2/2014 6:54:29 PM Report

Bears used to belong anywhere they wanted before people started stealing their's and all other wildlife's habitat. Why do some of you idiots think you come first? Do you breathe different air? Drink different water? We need to learn to share this planet. There are fewer and fewer places they can go and if a bear is lured out because people have left out garbage or something else equally stupid. Instead of living in oversized houses and building huge useless structures and plastering every inch of earth with cement, we should live with what we truly NEED. Animals usually attack or destroy things because of something a PERSON has done. I am tired of reading your heartless, stupid, non sense. It is OUR earth all of life. A mouse has a bigger brain then the haters. To the ones that say they dont belong here and there etc etc, I hope some animal bites your face off, prob deserve it.
r2so27 6/2/2014 6:58:41 PM Report

Alwaysawinner - my point exactly - what makes you superior? Obviously not your brain. I hope you set up camp in the wilderness someday and learn your lesson.
Sam C 6/2/2014 7:11:38 PM Report

Alwaaysawinner.... "The more we shoot and kill the more will get the message." Really? You don't believe that, do you?

I've said it many times, we live in the woods, and bear territory is all around us. This is not to say we must throw up our hands and accept bears in our back yards, but that we !UST not be so shocked when it happens.

Number One Son... Whether or not a bear has any "business" on Second avenue, it isn't terribly surprising that one could get there.

There are plenty of wooded areas and fields between "the bush" and the neighbourhood it was found in.
wabos 6/2/2014 7:29:09 PM Report

Survival of the fittest then can I shoot the stupid people
yomamaissofat 6/2/2014 7:39:47 PM Report

wingnut 6/2/2014 7:47:29 PM Report

All this talk about" protecting" our children, has there been a rash of bear attacks on kids, I didn't hear about. There are far worse predators out there that pose more of a threat to our children than bears. People are talking like the few isolated encounters we have, is an epidemic.
Sam C 6/2/2014 10:18:13 PM Report

Speaking of wildlife in the city...

"Yield to the Moose"
HDOvation 6/2/2014 10:30:59 PM Report

Are you people for real?
bemo13 6/3/2014 7:00:08 AM Report

nunavut- just because you think we're superior to bears, and it's survival of the fittest, DOES NOT mean we just go killing, and possibly one day wiping out an entire species just because we can. these bears haven't been a threat yet so i'm not sure why everyone is so worked up about them. you don't protect your children by killing everything that could potentially harm them, you educate them about the dangers of bears and what to do in case of an encounter. however, that same 80% i mentioned before wouldn't be able to educate their children on this matter because they obviously don't know anything about it. this planet does not belong to humans.
speed7 6/3/2014 8:24:13 AM Report

how about plop this creature on the prime ministers desk. Since he and his party have been saving you money shrinking goverrnment, taking away services that the ministry used to provide before.This governing body and its so called accountability slowly proving bieng full of scandals and misappropriation of hard working tax dollars!
Karma comes back harper! you will go down! YouJust like your buddy mike harriss and the rest of your goons! remember,people dont forget the past.
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