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Black Bear. (If you encounter a black bear, appear large, hold your ground and punch it hard in the nose. It will retreat.)

(If you encounter a black bear, appear large, hold your ground and punch it hard in the nose. It will retreat.

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American Black Bear

July A black bear estimated to weigh 200 lbs. stands on its hind legs and surveys a northside neighborhood in Eau Claire, Wis.

We asked an expert to watch the new horror film 'Backcountry' and break down the myths and realities of encountering one of the forest's most dangerous animals.

Fact-Checking the Movie 'Backcountry'

We asked an expert to watch the new horror film 'Backcountry' and break down the myths and realities of encountering one of the forest's most dangerous animals. //What a beauty EL//

Urso negro, Parque Nacional Yellowstone, parque que se estende pelos estados de Wyoming, Montana e Idaho, USA.

The black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location.

This is a story from early this spring. Not to worry I'm shooting with a 800mm lens. This cub refused to come down out of this tree after she called for it several times. Then she grabed the branch and sternly repeated her request. The cub quickly came down with mom's help!

This is a story from early this spring. Not to worry I'm shooting with a lens. This cub refused to come down out of this tree after she called for it several times. Then she grabed the branch and sternly repeated her request. The cub quickly came do

The Black Bear is WV's state animal. Black bears are very intelligent, shy, and secretive animals - actually seeing a bear in the wild is a very rare experience.

The Black Bear is West Virginia's State Animal. Black Bears are very intelligent, shy, and secretive animals. Actually seeing a Bear in the wild is quite a rare experience.

A brown bear appears to wave while scratching its back against a tree Brown bear appears to wave to photographer while scratching back against tree, Finland - 16 Jul 2015. Tom Mason comments: “After many years of wanting to I headed out to Finland in order to photograph brown bears in the wild. “After 8 hours of waiting, at around 11pm at night, this large male bear decided he had an itch.”

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A brown bear appears to wave while scratching its back against a tree Brown bear appears to wave to photographer while scratching back against tree, Finland - 16 Jul Tom Mason comments: “After many years of wanting to I headed out to Finland in orde