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Old 04-01-2021, 08:44 PM   #1
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Y'all ain't gonna believe what I saw today!! I was coming home from a funeral in College Station and just before I got to Navasota there was a dead Black Bear on the side of the road. I should have stopped and took a picture with it. I had a minister with me who could confirm.

I know there's been sightings in East Texas and near Del Rio, but never expected one this far in.

No, this is not an April Fools Joke. Didn't realize it was April Fools Day until tonight. Been a long day traveling and funeral.
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:56 PM   #2
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Tough call on that one
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:57 PM   #3
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I've seen some huge black hogs dead on the roadside that made me look twice.
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:57 PM   #4
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That is terrible news. Nothing more than a giant destructive coon.
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:58 PM   #5
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Quite possible with migration from La westward. Still morelikely a hog
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:28 PM   #6
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Iím not buying it.


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Old 04-01-2021, 09:30 PM   #7
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No, i saw a bear head and claws. Me and my passenger both couldn't believe it.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:36 PM   #8
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Watch out...Bears are the new Hog... and remember, it all started on April Fools Day
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:39 PM   #9
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I’m not saying you didn’t see one... but if there was a dead black bear on the side of Hwy 6 it would be all over the web
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:39 PM   #10
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First thought is it fell out of someone's truck. 2nd thought was somebody was playing a practical joke.

But I'm positive of what I saw. If I can spoke an expired registration sticker in a moving vehicle, I'm pretty sure I can make out dead animals still intact. I saw it coming so I slowed down to see what it was as I always do with other animals. My wife hates when I do that to name the animal or guess it's approximate weight.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:41 PM   #11
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Well, its the first of april, anything can happen . . .
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:43 PM   #12
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I'm trying to get my cousin to go check it out.... i knew I should have went back and should have posted this tomorrow
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:53 PM   #13
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In for the joke ending, your disappointment when your cousin calls you back,or no more post on this thread.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:58 PM   #14
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I've got a black lab that could pass for one.

idk, but they are in Louisiana, so I guess they could travel there also.
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:01 PM   #15
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One was ran over on I-45 years ago, probably before most of y’all were born. It had a tag in its ear from Louisiana.
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:02 PM   #16
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Tpwd would love to know about this and verify. How about calling the warden and telling him exactly where the bear is?
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:11 PM   #17
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Tpwd would love to know about this and verify. How about calling the warden and telling him exactly where the bear is?
THIS^^^
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:22 PM   #18
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Sure it wasn't ManBearPig?
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:25 PM   #19
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they are all over deep east Texas...and getting worse
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:29 PM   #20
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I’m in CS and can check tomorrow.
North of the river bridge or south of it?
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:03 PM   #21
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everyone takes a picture of the steak they just cooked....or their first beer of the weekend....or of the sun going down. No picture of a black bear dead on the side of the road in Navasota?

I saw a dead cow in a tree in Utah in the national forest. sounds weird but I darn sure took a picture.
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Old 04-02-2021, 07:46 AM   #22
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I've got a dead Bigfoot in an ice chest.
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:02 AM   #23
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everyone takes a picture of the steak they just cooked....or their first beer of the weekend....or of the sun going down. No picture of a black bear dead on the side of the road in Navasota?
I'm not gonna call BS on the OP, but I've gotta agree with the above statement..........You saw a dead black bear on the side of the road, in an area that they don't normally inhabit, and you didn't snap a picture of it?
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:06 AM   #24
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Had a bear pull the lid off a drinker value float this week in the mountain pasture. Just haven’t seen one yet.
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:07 AM   #25
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No way I would have seen a dead bear and not taken a picture.
Whether I had s preacher with me or not.
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:09 AM   #26
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everyone takes a picture of the steak they just cooked....or their first beer of the weekend....or of the sun going down. No picture of a black bear dead on the side of the road in Navasota?

I saw a dead cow in a tree in Utah in the national forest. sounds weird but I darn sure took a picture.
I cannot believe you left out the brisket pictures with the perfect smoke rings
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:23 AM   #27
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First thought is it fell out of someone's truck. 2nd thought was somebody was playing a practical joke.

But I'm positive of what I saw. If I can spot an expired registration sticker in a moving vehicle, I'm pretty sure I can make out dead animals still intact. I saw it coming so I slowed down to see what it was as I always do with other animals. My wife hates when I do that to name the animal or guess it's approximate weight.
Are you a Peace Officer?
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:25 AM   #28
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:10 AM   #29
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A guy at the local gun store in Tyler swore up and down to me that there was a dead bear on Broadway (middle of the city). He didnt take a picture because he was "in a hurry".

I went and looked, it was a 100# hog......
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:14 AM   #30
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Prolly a puma
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:30 AM   #31
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I was meeting with a realtor this week and she swore she had black panthers near her property in Lavernia. I mentioned that maybe she meant mountain lion, light brown. Nope she was seeing black panthers!! I just let it go.....
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:31 AM   #32
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:33 AM   #33
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everyone takes a picture of the steak they just cooked....or their first beer of the weekend....or of the sun going down. No picture of a black bear dead on the side of the road in Navasota?

I saw a dead cow in a tree in Utah in the national forest. sounds weird but I darn sure took a picture.
Letís see it
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:39 AM   #34
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:55 AM   #35
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Please remember what yesterdays date was. Suckers
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:55 AM   #36
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Seeing a bear anywhere in eastern, western or southern part of the state would not surprise at all. A few years ago, a collared beat from Big Bend found his way into lakeway. He was captured and retuned west. They will travel hundreds of miles sometimes.
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:57 AM   #37
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Iím in CS and can check tomorrow.
North of the river bridge or south of it?
Between Sant Village and Navasota city limits
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:59 AM   #38
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In between jobs. So, I can't say yes but I won't take no as option either.
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:25 AM   #39
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:30 AM   #40
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Pretty cool Tom, how long did it take you to jam that cow into the tree?


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Old 04-02-2021, 11:35 AM   #41
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The FB pages/groups would be lit up with this news if a bear was spotted.


Must've been a Jackson County escapee
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:36 AM   #42
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:37 AM   #43
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Saw one out by Waller a few years ago.
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First thought is it fell out of someone's truck. 2nd thought was somebody was playing a practical joke.

But I'm positive of what I saw. If I can spoke an expired registration sticker in a moving vehicle, I'm pretty sure I can make out dead animals still intact. I saw it coming so I slowed down to see what it was as I always do with other animals. My wife hates when I do that to name the animal or guess it's approximate weight.
So, what's the estimated weight?
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Old 04-02-2021, 12:15 PM   #45
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Old 04-02-2021, 04:35 PM   #46
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Lol my daughter just came back to Katy from CS and she said she saw a dead bear by side of road. I said probably a pig and she said I know difference...now I see this post


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Old 04-02-2021, 04:59 PM   #48
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:08 PM   #49
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he was higher up the year before so was really impressive. Slowly sinking as he decayed.
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:16 PM   #50
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Funny this came up.

A relative in dobbin has a neighbor who saw 2. Two bears in dobbin. The sighting was confirmed by 3 people. Tpwd was called and is supposed to come check it out.

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