There’s Bears In Them Woods

The World

New England’s settlers and farmers exterminated black bears from all but the most remote northern woods areas long ago. But after a century, New England’s bears are coming back; and that means more encounters between people and one of the most feared animals on the continent. In this report, Living on Earth contributor Sy Montgomery headed into the northern woods to get to know her elusive neighbors a little better and was surprised by the timid animals she found.

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