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Power of the coconut crab's claw tested

Researchers from Japan have assessed the strength of the coconut crab’s “mighty claw”, and found it to be greater than most predators’ jaws, including the jaw of the black bear.

Alberta may charge American who killed black bear with a spear

A man from Ohio who killed a black bear in Canada may face charges. The bear is alleged to have suffered a day or more after having a spear thrown into its body and Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating to see if any laws were broken.

Hotel in Vermont will offer black bear and roadkill on menu

Burlington - In November, you can go to a hotel in Burlington, Vermont, and order some roadkill, as well as black bear and muskrat from the menu.

Bear strolls through Montana high school, becomes media sensation

Bozeman - It sounds like the beginning of a joke: "A black bear strolled into a high school..." but it's no joke. It actually happened — at a high school in Montana. The bruin ambled around Bozeman High School around 7:30 a.m. before leaving on its own.

Idaho hunter wakes up with head in black bear mouth; survives

A man on a hunting expedition with friends woke during the night last week with the feeling that something was tugging at his hair. Something was — a black bear, and it didn't stop at his hair, it put his head into its mouth.

Black bear with blue head spotted in Canada

Mission City - Recently, a black bear was spotted in Mission, B.C., but it didn't look like your average bear. This is because it was sporting a blue head.

Video: Protective mother bear goes viral

The warm spring weather brings thousands of flocking visitors to Yellowstone but this mother bear wasn't very happy to see them

Review: ‘Backcountry’ uses nature’s monster to provide its scares Special

‘Backcountry’ is a thriller that could make campers rethink their next trip — if the protagonists didn’t make so many mistakes along the way.

Black bear cub does funny dance with pole at Canadian golf course

A family of black bears made up a foursome when they wandered onto a golf course in the Kootenays in B.C. Monday and golfers captured a cub on camera playing around with a flagstick on a green. As Mom and siblings ate grass, the little guy pole-danced.

Bear killed after returning for 2nd break-in

Vancouver - Two bears broke in to a West Vancouver home on Tuesday morning searching for food. Police were called to the home and shooed the bears away. One of the bears returned later that day and was shot and killed.

Video of Black Bear mom rescuing her cub from highway traffic

A video of a black bear mother rescuing her cub from highway traffic in British Columbia is getting lots of online attention. The cub wandered out to the side of a highway in the Kootenay National Park and looked to be in trouble - until mom came along.

Man attacked by bear in Alberta lives to tell about it

A 22-year old Alberta, Canada man is "lucky to be alive," according to his father after being attacked by a bear when his ATV became stuck while he was riding through the woods.

Woman attacked, killed by Black Bear in Northern Alberta

An employee of Suncor Energy was killed by a black bear today, about 25 km north of Fort McMurray. Alta. The company said they have had black bears around their Oil Sands base camp there over the years, but have never before had such an attack.

Black Bear walks into bar in Juneau, Alaska but gets cutoff

So have you heard the one about the Black Bear who walked into a bar in Juneau? No? Well it's no joke, at least it wasn't funny for the bartender working the Alaskan Hotel Monday night in the city's downtown.

Black bear wanders into Tennessee zoo

Knoxville - Late Monday night, a concerned citizen phoned the Knoxville Zoo and a local ranger to alert them that a black bear was seen roaming in a neighborhood park. The bear was spotted by the ranger climbing a fence into the zoo a short time later.

Firefighters remove 200-pound black bear from tree

Colorado Springs - Firefighters remove a 200-pound bear from a tree in Colorado Springs. While black bears are usually deemed harmless if left unprovoked, they are tagged, removed and released back into the wild as a precautionary measure.

Black bear visits downtown Sonora

Sonora - Spring has fully sprung in the California foothills and nature is taking its course. For the City of Sonora that also means visits by less than welcome guests.

Video: Watch 'The Bear Meets Nishanto'

This video shows a home-owner, a lady, fearlessly shooing a large black bear she encounters climbing onto her porch. This is not the first time the bear has visited the house but it is the first time home-owner and bear meet.

Canadian black bear killed after surprising man in hot tub

A man lounging in a hot tub in the B.C. village of Whistler Sunday was the victim of an unprovoked black bear attack. With his back to nearby woods the man was suddenly smacked in the back of his head; turning, he found himself staring at a black bear.

Bear crashes graduation at California middle school

Bakersfield - A group of California students and their families got a surprise guest yesterday when a young black bear showed up for the festivities.

Ted Nugent to plead guilty for illegal black bear kill in Alaska

Anchorage - Rocker and gun advocate Ted Nugent reached a plea agreement Friday after being charged with one count of transporting an illegally hunted bear.

Video: Man distracted by texting on phone walks into black bear

La Crescenta - We have all been told that texting while walking down a street is risky and can lead to serious accidents, but not many have heeded the warnings. A California man learned the hard way. He walked into a 500lb black bear while texting on his phone.

Video: Hungry black bear raids Whistler pizza shop

A hungry black bear made his way into a pizza shop in Whistler, BC, and helped himself to food from the restaurant's pizza warmer, while surprised diners videotaped the shocking incident.

Bear flies through windshield

Luskville - A collision with a black bear has left one person injured, but has also caused the deaths of two others who were in the same car.

Mich teen kills 448-pound black bear with her new bow and arrow

Battle Creek - A 17-year-old high school senior shot and killed a 448-pound black bear with a new bow and arrow that her father had given her.

Op-Ed: Black bears, not people, in greatest danger when the two meet Special

London - On hearing police were hunting a wild black bear a short walk from my home in London, Ontario, and that the school where my wife works was in lock-down mode, I was worried for my wife and the children. Now, I think I should have been worried for the bear.

Black bear shot in London, Ontario Special

London - A black bear, possibly from the Bruce Peninsula, wandered hundreds of miles south of its usual range. The large animal was shot when it charged a London police officer. Wounded, it was tracked down, shot and killed.

Bear chilled in Wisconsin beer cooler

This 'shopper' is getting nods of approval from beer-lovers for choosing to spend time in a beer cooler. A Marketplace Foods grocery store in Hayward Wisconsin hosted the unexpected guest last week.

Calgary Hospital Gets a Surprise Visit, a Black Bear Pops In

Holy Cross Ambulatory Care Centre had its first ever black bear visit yesterday. The bear, an unintentional visitor was frightened by a security guard and accidentally ended up inside the hospital. Fortunately for all concerned, no one, not even the bear

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London police officers hunt a black bear sighted within the city limits Tuesday.
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A black bear calmly walks off with a trash bin full of food behind a restaurant in Colorado Springs.
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A black bear swims in a neighborhood pool in Sierra Madre, California
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