Tag: Coyotes

Wildlife in the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 6, 2014 – Wild animals are a fairly common sight in the Big Bear Valley and surrounding mountains. Squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and even coyotes are seen every day. There are other animals that we share our home with that we are rarely lucky enough to see. Big Bear was named after the huge Grizzly Bears that roamed the valley in the 1800s. The Serrano Indians lived in harmony with the mighty Grizzly and thought of these animals as grandfathers. Sadly, by the turn of the century, the miners, loggers, and cattle ranchers who came to the San Bernardino mountains had killed the last of the Grizzlies. However, years later the smaller, less aggressive Black Bear was introduced into the mountains and can be seen quite frequently raiding trash cans and bird feeders. Some of the more secretive animals include the Bobcat and the Mountain Lion or Cougar. Both cats are very shy and will avoid confrontations with humans if at all possible. The Bobcat is the smaller of the two weighing about 20 pounds whereas the Mountain Lion can reach more than 8 feet in length and weigh more than 160 pounds. One of the most commonly seen and heard residents of Big Bear is the Coyote, but within the dog family we also have the Gray Fox. Foxes live in family groups while their...

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Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve Will Be Open On Saturdays

Baldwin Lake, CA, April 2, 2012, 8:00am – The Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve on Highway 18 along the north shore of Baldwin Lake will open April 7 for visitors to explore and learn about pebble plain environments that are unique to the San Bernardino National Forest. Opening day will feature a wildflower hike that will depart at 11:30am. The Reserve also provides a home for wildlife. Coyotes, jackrabbits, lizards and deer live in and around the reserve. In a partnership between the California Department of Fish and Game and the National Forest Association, Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve will be open to the public and staffed by volunteers from 10am until 2pm every Saturday through June 30. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31445.mp3|titles=Ecological...

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