Over the last few weeks I’ve learned that the bear range starts much closer to mine than I’d previously believed and just over a week ago this was confirmed when a 61 year old tourist, just over the border in Poland, was killed by a Eurasian Brown Bear. The attack took place near the town of Olszanice, which is 40 miles, as the crow flies or the bear walks, from mine.
A bear’s range can be anything from 60 sq km to 2600 sq km. While Poland has less than 100 bears, Slovakia has approximately 1000. I guess that scat I found earlier in the year might have been bear after all….