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Many bear cubs too skinny to survive winter

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ALBANY - After a season of scant berries and beechnuts, scrawny bear cubs have been wandering into some upstate New York towns searching for food before hibernation.

"We've seen more cubs than ever before," said Ed Reed, senior biologist with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Reed said cubs normally weigh an average of 50 pounds this time of year, but biologists have seen a number of them weighing 15 to 20 pounds. They're unlikely to have enough body fat to make it through the winter, he said.

The summer of 2011 had a bumper crop of berries and other bear food, so females were fat and had more cubs than average over the winter. With an unusually mild winter, the cub survival rate was high. But the summer of 2012 was very dry in parts of the state, making food scarce and driving bears into towns to forage in trash cans. The fall crop of acorns and beechnuts was also poor in many places, Reed said.

He said the fluctuations in food supply and wildlife populations are nothing to worry about.

"We're trying to tell people this is a natural thing and if they see undersize cubs, leave them alone. Don't feed them," Reed said. "Some won't make it through the winter, but that's how nature works."
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We should probably feed them . . . then we'll have more bears to shoot later.

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Cub Hunting: more fun than baby seal clubbing.

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And you don't need a passport to get home . . .

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Barbarians!
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Baby bears...for baby bear rugs.

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Baby bears...for baby bear rugs.

You are a barbarian too...!
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Perfect size for the bathroom.

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YOU...pee in the woods without a custom made fur don't ya?! ;-)

Leave the babies alone! Grrrrrr...probably very bad karma!
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Perfect size for the bathroom.

Now however sad this whole thing might ultimately be that was pretty frargin' funny.

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:angry:  :laugh:  and you are a Barbarian too! Grrrrr!
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Poor babies. No momma. No food. Life in the Wild Kingdom never promised to be a salmon-rich river, but then the Fairy Tales always involved a loss of a mother and somehow there were always survivors....just saying. Yellow-yellow was probably an orphan too!
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Perfect size for the bathroom.

Now however sad this whole thing might ultimately be that was pretty frargin' funny.

Thanks.  I'm here all week.

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Those birdies are too quick and too small!
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That's what quail thought before I got a 20 gauge.

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Love me some quail! :D
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Barbarian!

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Touché!
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Please, let the bears lie.

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Bears lied, berries died.

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Under fed bear cub would be stringy and nasty. The hide wouldn't be much to look at either. Just club 'em and leave 'em where they lay.
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Perfect size for a toilet seat cover.
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Leave the babies alone! Grrrrrr...probably very bad karma!

That's what NG suggested, just leave them alone!  

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Leave the babies alone! Grrrrrr...probably very bad karma!

That's what NG suggested, just leave them alone!  

(They can starve just fine without our intervention)

It's not what I said at all.  Am I that transparent?

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Leave the babies alone! Grrrrrr...probably very bad karma!

That's what NG suggested, just leave them alone!  

(They can starve just fine without our intervention)

It's not what I said at all.  Am I that transparent?

Sorry, wrong NG.  I was going for "nogods", not "no_granola" and I haven't asked "National Geographic" for their opinion.

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Excellent timing... I think I'll get my daughter a bear cub for Christmas. Just need to rig up a garbage can trap. Should be easy enough.

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I wonder what baby bear noses taste like. They must be a delicacy somewhere...

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They could probably fetch a minor fortune in the Chinese black market.

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Maybe FEMA could find them a warmer place to stay this winter.
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