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This small cinnamon colored black bear cub was an unwelcome visitor to Adams Lodge in June 2006. He'd learned to find food in dumpsters the previous summer when he was with his mom and two siblings. He showed up at the lodge, alone, hungry and unafraid of people. He would come to sound of Kate and I talking and appear to expect food from us. We suspect a neighbor had been feeding him. We tried to run him off with noise, gunshots, electic fences, shouting, rubber bullets and we kept all food out of his reach, but he kept coming back. He'd try to get in the back door, he would bluff charge at me, he would get into cars and he didn't seem to know how to forage like a wild bear. He was about 80 pounds and in poor condition. The lady who was feeding him did not do him any favors.
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