Bear Trap


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Black bears are opportunistic omnivores, feeding on everything from plants to salmon to garbage remnants and insects. And if they are habituated to human food, black bears can become dangerous.

While solitary bears are not likely to assault people if left alone, there’s a possibility they will charge and attack if they feel threatened. Additionally, mother black bears are fiercely protective of her cubs and will defend her offspring at all costs.

American black bears are the smallest of the three bear species found on the continent. They’re a highly adaptable species, able to survive in a great variation of habitats.

As the weather cools and a bear’s appetite becomes ravenous, black bears will eat as much as they can to build up body fat for the long winter months of dormancy. And deep in the heart of Seminole country, a six-hundred pound nuisance bear was recently spotted foraging near a campground.

What’s it take to outsmart, trap and relocate a wild black bear? The staff at Billie Swamp Safari are about to find out…

Swamp Men: Break-In Bear airs Monday, January 17th at 3P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild.

Video Preview: “Building a Bear Trap” — Ed builds a trap in order to relocate a mischievous bear at Billie Swamp Safari.