Bears and Bobcats Spotted in Nashville

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They say 100 people a day move to Nashville. But who's counting the wild animals?! Some well-to-do bobcats (who can obviously afford the rent) have been spotted in West Meade and Green Hills.

And then there's bears. Oh my.

photo courtesy of TWRA

TWRA believes it's the same bear that has shown up on automated trail cameras near Clarksville and Joelton.  

“Bears are expanding their range in Tennessee from the north and east and while it will probably be years before the middle-Tennessee area is home to a breeding population of black bears we will continue to experience this type of activity,” TWRA spokesperson Barry Cross told FOX 17.

Here's the thing. That might be coming back to take what was once their's.

The TWRA says the ENTIRE state of Tennessee used to be filled with black bears. But they were hunted and their numbers dwindled.  But their numbers are rising.

Is this the start of what the movie version will call "The Black Bear Uprising"? And is it a coincidence that want back in when property values are way up? We think they waited until venture capitalist residential development companies are paying $200-$300 a square foot. That's our uneducated theory and we're sticking with it.

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