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Posted at 1:40 PM ET, 06/ 6/2010

Report: Bear spotted in NW D.C.

By Washington Post Editors

A surveillance camera at an apartment building in the 4800 block of Connecticut Ave. in Northwest captured footage of a bear, NBC 4 is reporting.

The footage, which shows the bear and two deer eating in the courtyard of the building, was filmed at 6:45 a.m. Friday morning. NBC 4 has the footage on its web site

By Washington Post Editors  | June 6, 2010; 1:40 PM ET
 
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Comments

Good thing Sarah Palin is not in town or everyone would be having bear steaks for dinner.

Posted by: PennyWisetheClown | June 6, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

It's generally bad news for bears when they start "encroaching" on urban areas (of course, the bears were there first, however long ago).

That said, it's a wonderful thing in my opinion that such magnificent animals continue to survive and, in a few places, stage minor come-backs.

Both Virginia and Maryland can and should substantially help the bears' cause by eliminating the states' horrendously antiquated bear hunting seasons.

Posted by: paul65 | June 6, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Saddam Hussein has been reincarnated.

Posted by: paulinlodi | June 6, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

The post implies that the deer and bear were there are the same time. If so, wouldn't the bear have attacked the deer? I think they were there at separate times - the deer footage is clearly at night, while the bear footage is lit by daylight.

I'm thinking maybe the bear footage is phony - spliced into the other footage.

Posted by: habari2 | June 6, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Trash cans are absolute heaven for bears. No need to chase those pesky deer. This bear is here to stay until removed elsewhere. Elsewhere had better be 1,000 miles away; bears have been known to return hundreds of miles to the location of a good meal.

Posted by: Martial | June 6, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Is that a black bear or an African American bear???

Posted by: askgees | June 6, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Habari wrote:

The post implies that the deer and bear were there are the same time. If so, wouldn't the bear have attacked the deer? I think they were there at separate times - the deer footage is clearly at night, while the bear footage is lit by daylight.

I'm thinking maybe the bear footage is phony - spliced into the other footage.

Posted by: habari2

Grantpaten replies:

You are true city folk. Black bears do not eat deer. In fact, generally, black bears are vegetarians. Only in time of famine will black bears eat meat, and usually small animals like squirrels and mice.

Most other species of bear will eat meat.

Posted by: grantpaten | June 7, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Habari wrote:

The post implies that the deer and bear were there are the same time. If so, wouldn't the bear have attacked the deer? I think they were there at separate times - the deer footage is clearly at night, while the bear footage is lit by daylight.

I'm thinking maybe the bear footage is phony - spliced into the other footage.

Posted by: habari2

Grantpaten replies:

You are true city folk. Black bears do not eat deer. In fact, generally, black bears are vegetarians. Only in time of famine will black bears eat meat, and usually small animals like squirrels and mice.

Most other species of bear will eat meat or fish.

Posted by: grantpaten | June 7, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

how is this news?
i see bears all the time around dupont circle.
and yes, many of them are black.

Posted by: MarilynManson | June 7, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

habari2,

It's usually the deer that eat the bears. Deer also like human babies.

Posted by: Wallenstein | June 7, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Is that a black bear or an African American bear???

Posted by: askgees | June 6, 2010 8:42 PM
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Soldier #2: It could be carried by an African swallow!

Soldier #1: Oh, yeah, an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow. That's my point.

Posted by: bs2004 | June 7, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

"This is the day the animals have their picnic ... "

Posted by: perryneheum | June 7, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

There are several posters here who need to have their meds adjusted.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | June 7, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Haaaaayy boo boo!!! Another Pickanic basket!!!! And no Mr. Ranger!!! Im smarter than the average bear!!!!! Haaaaaaayy!!!!

Posted by: ged0386 | June 7, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Good thing Sarah Palin is not in town or everyone would be having bear steaks for dinner.

Posted by: PennyWisetheClown |
Bear Stakes, Sarah Palin, I get it. How long did it take you to come up with that?
Not another blogger trying to make a political statement out of every story.

Posted by: ged0386 | June 7, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

More "bears" will be in town for the Gay Pride parade this weekend.

Posted by: PepperDr | June 7, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

The animal was just showing off his right to bear arms.

Posted by: kenk3 | June 7, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

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