Have any bears ever been sighted in Trinidad and Tobago?
I am sure there would not be since the amount of bush required to feed one is very massive compared to the country. I would be willing however to trade 1 black bear for 5 Iguanas *holds his skews behind his back*.
Actually bears eat just about anything especially if it is small then themselves.
My are black bears are common and this is their favorites food groups.
* Horsetails(plant) & grasses
* Berries: chokecherry, huckleberry, & buffaloberry are favorites forbs
* Aquatic plants such as lilies
* Elk & Moose calves,
* Deer fawns
* Ground squirrels & other small rodents
* Bees (adults & larvae)
So yum yum, yes they do like the easy feast on human garbage but is not normals. The fish is a big deal as the trout run in the spring feeds many starving bears after the winter hibernation. Remember bears never actually stop eating so it does take a good piece of land to keep them fed well.
Thanks for the info I did not realize they eat basically anything. If we had bears then they would be terrorizing us all the time since we have food outlets all over the place! Trinis alwways cooking or eating something!
If there were ever bears in Trinidad or Tobago they would last because hunters would see to that. They are killing our national birds just a for a little meat. The amount of meat a bear would produce would make them rich. It is good that we don't have bears here for that reason alone.