Art Vandelay wrote: Put the bear in the picture I posted in the same position and take a picture from the same angle and it will look almost identical. Sick, mangey (mangie?) bears look almost nothing like the typical black bear that people are used to seeing. And no, I've never worked in a bear hospital, but I used to live in a bear-heavy rural area. I've seen hundreds and hundreds of them. It was nothing to have a bear stroll through the front yard, and for a good time when friends and family would visit we'd often go to the local dump, where there could be as many as 30 at any given time.
Or maybe there's an unclassified species of primate living in rural Pennslyvania. Doesn't Coppermine live in PA? Where was his mom the night that picture was taken?