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With help from the Bear Whisperer of Mammoth Lakes, Steve Searles, a first siting of one of the bears just waking up. Estimated size - 7 ' long, around 600 pounds. Photo by Kathryn Watson

Mammoth Lakes’ “Bear Whisperer” No Longer Under Contract Due to Budget Woes

Steve Searles, Mammoth Lake’s Bear Whisperer, will no longer be coaxing bears away from the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Employment information is highly protected, but the word is Searles was offered a new contract at reduced pay due to budget concerns and he declined the contract. According to Mammoth’s Town Manager Dan Holler, Searles had […]

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New Hampshire features “Bear Man”

He’s the Bear Man about town, star of the Bear Whisperer series on Animal Planet and everybody’s neighbor. Steve Searles has a big job once the bears wake up. He watches them, names them, knows where they are and uses a number of methods to keep bears and people at a safe distance. A reporter […]

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