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Bears in Broadlands?

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by tjfsh, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. tjfsh

    tjfsh New Member

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    Around 7:45am this morning, I was driving on the toll road heading East. Right around exit 6 (Ryan Road), there was a police car (lights on), another car and a tow truck and what appeared to be a dead bear on the shoulder. Did anyone else see or hear about this? Just curious if there are bears in our neighborhood!
     
  2. cmbm

    cmbm New Member

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    I saw that too. I know there are some bears that have been spotted in Ashburn before.
     
  3. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    I thought there were only cougars in the Ashburn area? ;)
     
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  4. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    A dingo ate my baby.
     
  5. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    They're usually found hanging out around Clyde's.
     
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  6. Bear

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    Shhhhsh! Let's keep this on the down low.
     
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  7. VoiceGuy07

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    On a slightly different note, I was talking to an Animal Control Officer recently and I asked her what the most exciting thing that had happened that day was. She said they removed a couple of coyotes from a yard in Ashburn - don't remember where. They were hanging out in a backyard. Apparently they're becoming a problem in neighborhoods and not just in rural areas around here. And from what she described, the coyotes are pretty smart (now I wouldn't say book smart) but they can now recognize a uniform vs. plain clothes folks and react differently depending.
     
  8. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we had a coyote (4-legged) roaming our area near Hillside. They're interesting and adaptable creatures and unfortunately, reviled by many in the farming and hunting community.
     
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