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Migration of animals - Part II

August 9, 2009
Observer Today

In writing about the migration of animals in last week's article, I was quickly reminded by a few of you that, while the Black Bear was mentioned, I failed to include a photograph, so I decided today to correct my oversight and start with the bear, which was mentioned last week. The bear is getting a lot of press in our county, particularly in and around the county's central section due to recent reports of a sighting of one in one of our nearby county parks. In addition to the bear, other mammals to be discussed today are the Raccoon, Opossum and Fox Squirrel. Starting with the bear, under normal conditions, a black bear usually has a well defined home range in which it will travel. However, in this part of the country, it tends to stay in higher elevations such as the Appalachian Mountains due to the higher human population abundance.



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