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Old 08-15-2007, 08:36   #1
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Car vs bear in the city

One of our engines responded to a crash involving a car and a black bear. This may not be news if you live in the mountains, but we're in Jacksonville and bears are about as common as snow. I have a pic of the bear too but it's not very tasteful for the forum. Check out the damage to the car.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:56   #2
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I couldn't bear to look at it.
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Old 08-20-2007, 15:09   #3
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I couldn't bear to look at it.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:11   #4
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Even here in Montana car vs. bear accidents are rarely hear of. That is a lot of damage for one little bear. What kind of bear was it? I guess i don't even know what kind of bears are in Florida.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:55   #5
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I don't doubt it a bit...few years ago we got called out to spray down the highway after an 18wheeler tagged a large black bear. The rig was drivable, but had a lot of damage to it. The bear...well, we hosed down what was left.
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That is a lot of damage for one little bear. .
Car vs Deer can cause a lot of damage. A lot of it has to do with how today's cars are designed to "absorb" the impact. With a good old fashioned American '70s car, you could go through a herd of deer with surprisingly little damage.
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We run on cattle vs vehicles quite often and majority of the time the vehicle is totaled.
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Car vs Deer can cause a lot of damage. A lot of it has to do with how today's cars are designed to "absorb" the impact. With a good old fashioned American '70s car, you could go through a herd of deer with surprisingly little damage.
I wasn't doubting that it was in fact a bear. I was stating that is a lot of damage. We have deer vs. car all the time here. The highway that I live on kills in the neighborhood of 1300 deer annually in about a 40 mile stretch.

It's still amazing how much damage a stationary object can inflict on an object moving 70mph.
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Old 08-22-2007, 16:26   #9
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Even here in Montana car vs. bear accidents are rarely hear of. That is a lot of damage for one little bear. What kind of bear was it? I guess i don't even know what kind of bears are in Florida.
It was a black bear. I'll email a photo of the bear to anyone who can edit it and post here. It has some gore which needs to be blocked out, but would still show the animal's size.
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I would love to get a pic. I am not a photo whizz but I would do what I could with it.
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