For as rare as these bears are, and for how rarely they are reported being seen we do have real evidence they exist. Bigfoot on the other hand is seen thousands of time a year but no one has ever killed or captured one, found one dead, or managed a good photo of one.
That is what I was wondering. Did there used to be a known healthy grizzly population in the Cascades or is their total historical to present day existence strictly based on an ecological study, a bit of hair, scat, tracks, some eye-witness reports and one photo (taken by a hiker not a researcher, btw, not "a bunch of crazy bear researchers running around the woods")?
Edited by QuiteContrary, 15 December 2012 - 11:52 PM.