Black Bears of 2016 update: Release Report

The biologist who picked up the first three bears for yesterday's release reported that all went well -- Green/Red Tags was the first out of the container and ran off quickly as soon as the door was opened. No Tags bear was the second out, and still seemed a little sleepy, but he walked off into the woods. Yellow/Green was last out and also a little sluggish, but he went away from the truck and started nibbling on some clover tops before heading off into the woods.

Several VDGIF biologists are now assisting with a wildfire; hopefully we'll know more next week about when the remaining bears will be released.