Black Bear in Alabama


About twelve years ago in Mobile I attended a meeting of the Alabama Black Bear Alliance.

I had heard about bears in Alabama, and was especially interested when I found that the organization had been tracking some that roamed between Mobile and the Bay area and one of them had been hit by an automobile near Creola. Bears can roam as far as 40,000 acres, so it is not uncommon for those in the Florida Panhandle to wander to our coastal states.

This week, a bear was spotted walking the railroad tracks in Selma. Out of curiosity I decided to revisit the Alabama Black Bear Alliance website to see what the progress has been and decided to share it here:

http://www.alabamablackbearalliance.org/history.htm

Chris Jaworowski, Wildlife Biologist, Lowndes WMA wrote an article about Alabama Black Bear that is also interesting: 

http://outdooralabama.com/hunting/hunterresources/articles/truthbears.cfm

READ the RECENT ARTICLE ON THE BEAR SPOTTED IN THE SELMA AREA by clicking here:

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2014/06/23/black-bear-spotted-travelling-through-orrville-monday/

ANOTHER unique thing I love about the state of Alabama. The Bears are on a comeback!

Allison