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Bears Invade Hanover
The saga of the Hanover sow and her four little cubs has grown more complicated. As the Valley News has noted, Mama bear is now sporting a GPS tracking device, and various governmental bodies are following her progress as she moves from one site to another. She seems to settle into a limited area for 4-8 hours and then move on to a new location. Each “C” number below represents a spot where she and presumably her cubs were to be found hour by hour from May 28-30 — the GPS tracker reports in hourly. The athletic complex at the top of the image lies directly behind Hanover High:
The Town’s and NH Fish and Game’s original plan had been to wait until the snow cleared from the northern part of the state, trap the five bears, and then take them upstate for release. But a new wrinkle has appeared in the situation. It seems that there are more bears around than just this one family, as Andrew Timmins, Bear Project Leader for New Hampshire Fish and Game, reports in a letter sent on Thursday to people living on the front lines of this complicated interspecies conflict:
Who says that life in rural New Hampshire is boring?
Addendum: The view from my back porch on Thursday evening:
The Mama bear’s GPS collar is clearly visible.
Addendum: An article in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript reports:
May has been an active month for the state’s population of 5,000 bears, likely due to the late spring this year, Rob Calvert, a New Hampshire Fish and Game biologist and wildlife damage specialist, said Tuesday. While springtime brings a boom in bear sightings as they come out of hibernation, the population in the state remains about the same, Calvert said.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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