OK, fine, but what about all the honey they've eaten?

Aggressive wildlife fact of the day: black bears have killed 63 people in the United States and Canada over the last 109 years. The last person to be killed by a black bear in New York State was 5-month-old Esther Schwimmer in 2002 in Sullivan County. Before that, the last person was a boy killed by a captive black bear on Long Island in 1933. [NYT] [AP/CBS] [Wikipedia] Earlier: a bunch of items about bears in New York


Wait, was it 2002 or 2009 (when the 5 month old was killed)? Egads. I don't remember that. That's awful.

A black bear ate my beehive in Grafton last week! Tore it open and ate the wax out of the frames, including all the honey and baby bee larvae. So cliche.

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