Last week, some Mammoth Lakes children found a very large bear, lying dead in the Rusty Lane area near the golf course. Wildlife Specialist Steve
Searles has now asked the public to help him solve the riddle of the big, gentle bear’s death.
Unlike most Mammoth bears, the one killed did not have a particular name. Searles said locals had their own nicknames for the 500-pound male that had a blonde body with dark head and front feet. As Searles put it, “It was a blessing to have this bear in our community. He was a great member of our town and helped many people experience a bear. He did more good than anything else.”
The police chief and lieutenant had joined Searles in the careful removal of the bear’s body with a tow truck. Now, they are at work to figure out how the big animal died. Searles said that from his experience, the bear did not appear to have been hit by a car and did not die from natural causes. Asked if someone shot the bear and if, as sources had said, the bear had a small hole in its abdomen, Searles said that it is accurate that the bear had a small hole in the abdominal area the size of a number two pencil.
Searles pointed to the fact that it is bear season. He said the bear could have legally been shot out of the town limits but made it back to familiar territory. The wildlife man just doesn’t know. That’s why he has asked for help from citizens. Searles has asked that anyone with information on how this bear died to call him, anonymously if preferred. That number is 760-937-BEAR.
Ouch.Rob your Up The Creek with I hope your panties in a bunch. I’ m sure your quite the sensitive soul. Get a hold of yourselves. Oh wait you have.
Mr. Younger, Believe it or nuts, you aren’t correct. It seems to be you that has the panty-twist going on. What is your problem? I find Rob and Up-the Creek, and actually all the posters on this site to be right (by my standards) occasionally, and at least amusing, and… Read more »
Rusty Lane doesn’t go anywhere near the golf course. I’m a little confused where this happened.
No pension joke Moron, Maybe he was so full of the garbage you spew that he shot himself. No pensions jokes for him.
Frankly I wouldn’t let any post that calls someone a derogatory name pass moderation.
But if the bear was actually driven to shoot himself by downthecreek’s posts then there’s still hope for you.
People get very sensitive when you talk about PUBLIC PENSIONS
Soon they will be all gone…..NO MO MONEY
How nasty! Whats the deal? Too full of yourself?
What a shame!!!! If he was shot,it was by one of those lazy hunters that “hang around”certain areas where an animal least expects problems.Kinda like some of the “so-called hunters” do during elk season….hanging around areas near those alfalfa fields outside Big Pine,sitting in their vehicles waiting for the elk… Read more »
looks overweight..maybe he raided too much garbage