This is nuts - I didn't even know Italy had Brown Bears...

neffa3

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F that.

They also have wolves, >1,500. Spain also has Brown bears in the Pyrenees.
 

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I had no idea they did either. I had to look it up after I saw the story the other day. LOL
 

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When stationed in Vicenza I spent quite a bit of time in the Lake Garda area. Beautiful alpine country - the part of the country that use to be Austria (the Trentino) and still has all the signs in both Italian and German. There is a band of wilderness but compared to other nations in the region, a very low amount of game. The Italians will literally shoot at anything moves given the chance.
 

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The brown bears in Spain are about the size of the black bears in the states. The largest brown bear I have ever seen was in Kamchatka.

Luke the Dog. I agree.

SFC B Approx one year ago you were giving me travel tips for places to see around Lake Garda AND I WISH I WAS THERE RIGHT NOW ! Thanks again, it was a fun trip and beautiful country, but we saw no bears
 

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The bears on kodiak are nice sized bears also if you dont want to travel all the way to Russia :)

Also the bears Salmonchaser interacts with when guiding his fishing clients are also pretty large, along the Alaska rivers.


I think he didn't fully understand the gravity of the situation and how fast it could go south, just like when you see some goober petting a bison in Yellowstone...
Visitors do some strange things here as well, especially with Bears and Moose
 
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