Kundapur: After ‘Bear’ing Their Faces a Few Times, Wild Visitors Go into Hiding

Kundapur: About a month ago, they hit the headlines. The residents found it hard to ‘bear’ the shock, out of sheer disbelief.

A single bear, often accompanied by a cub, made its appearance close to the populated areas in Alur and adjacent places in the taluk. Whether there are more of their breed lurking around is not known.

Although bears would attack only when they feel insecure or threatened, there is not much of awareness among the people about their behavioural pattern.

bear-cub

(File pic for illustrative purpose only)

Women who had gone to gather foliage or firewood had spotted a bear sitting atop a tree and had come home running out of panic.

Children had stopped attending the school for some days. Most of the time, they were accompanied by parents on the way to and from the school to protect them.

Forest officials had arrived and inspected the spot. There were a few anthills, a favourite target of bears, which are known to be traditional ant-eaters.

Subsequently the monsoons hit the district. This may have dampened the anthills making it difficult for the bears to pull out the ants. Honey is another food relished by them.

Apparently they are taking shelter in deep woods as movement during rains is difficult for them. If the rain takes a break, they are likely to resurface in the area in search of food.

Not just bare news!

Kundapur: ‘Bear’ Necessity – Mother Ursine Enters Human Habitat again, This Time with Cub
Kundapur: Bear in Mind! New Visitors from the Wild Spotted near Alur

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here