Brown Black Bear.

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  1. d2wing

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    Memorial day a large Bear stepped out of the woods about 30 yards from my camper and walked away on a trail then dove into thick brush. About 10 people saw it. They all said it was tall skinny and had brown fur. I didn't see it but saw the tracks. Black Bear are common here but I have never seen a brown Black Bear. I assume it was a Black Bear. Anyone else ever see a brown Black Bear?
     
  2. brasscollector

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    This is not gun-related so I expect an admin to shut this down rather quick...

    That said, YES black bears come in all sorts of colors. You can read more about it here or here
     
  3. trackskippy

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    Around here, they call them "Cinnamon" bears. They don't seem to be all that uncommon.

    We get the plain old black bears around the yard on a fairly regular basis.

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  4. d2wing

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    Thanks. Unusual for here they must exist.
     
  5. d2wing

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    I meant to ask if a 9 Mm is good to go or should I bring a bigger gun just in case.
     
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  6. trackskippy

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    Black bears around here usually dont want anything to do with you and usually run off unless you cause them not to be able to, or maybe they had little ones with them. Ive worked in the woods a good part of my life, and if and when we saw them, it was usually their backsides going away.

    My buddy started to come out on his porch with coffee one morning, and a bear was in his bird feeder at the blind end of the porch. He said it just came tearing by, peeing all the way as it went, and ran down the steps at the end, and out across the yard. He just watched it all in amazement standing in the door. :)

    Ive just carried what I always carried and never really worried about it. Im sure 9mm will probably work if you can put them where they need be.
     
  7. JCooperfan1911

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    What does this have to do with rifles?
     
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    My wife has killed a Cinnamon and a Black color phase, I’ve taken a Brown and a Blond. The blond was pretty much half and half.....brown lower body and head with blond muzzle and back! memtb
     
  10. BreechFace

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    We call them “Cinnamon” bears here as well.
     
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  11. Bwana John

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    Black, brown, blond, palomino, and cinnamon.
    All within 20 mile radius in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
     
  12. Bottom Gun

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    Here's a blonde one.
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  13. mokin

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    Of all the Black Bears I've seen, only one has been black. Mostly they range from a mahogany to yellow lab color. One was colored much like a Siamese cat.

    Bears are funny. As stated earlier, most will run the other direction when you meet.
     
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  15. Peakbagger46

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    I’ve seldom seen a black bear that was actually black in color here in western CO.
     
  16. Riomouse911

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    I saw one like that dash across the interstate in Northern Vermont a few years ago that had me thinking it was a golden retriever at first.

    Brown, tan, black, yellow-ish... they come in all sorts of colors.

    Someday I’ll try for a tag and see if I can get one. The 336 in .35 Rem is just itching to go :thumbup:.

    Stay safe.
     
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    Fun test but I wish that it also told which images I got wrong.
     
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    We have a full range, including black as coal to the one I saw last week with stylish red highlights.
     
  20. Bottom Gun

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    Here's one with some reddish brown highlights.

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    Yes, I have seen brown black bears over my many decades of hiking in PA State Forests. To put in perspective i would say that for every 100 black black bears I have seen about 4 brown black bears. I have also seen mixed back and brown furred bears. So they are not very common here. FYI, I have seen hundreds of black furred bears here since I started hiking in the forests over 50 years ago.
     
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    I wonder where she gets her hair done?
     
  23. d2wing

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    Now don't spoil a good thread.
     
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  24. Bottom Gun

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    I wished I had a rifle with me when I took those pics.
     
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  25. Patocazador

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    Here's a half & half in Florida.

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