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Re: Bear reported by bare man

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June 18, 2001 02:37PM
Black bears can be just as dangerous, if not moreso, than grizzlies. It was a young, starving black bear that killed 3 and mauled 3 at Liard Hot Springs in Canada several years ago. A bear is strong enough to tear the door off a car, and they will defend not only their young, but anything they perceive as food, and they can exhibit predatory behavior, i.e. stalk and hunt you.The poor bears are being run out of their habitat by the burgeoning Southern California population, but we can co-exist with them easily if we clean up the environment and not leave food and garbage laying around. If you encounter a bear, make yourself big and try to shoo it away, but if it charges you, don't try to outrun it, you can't. Hunch down, cover your head and play dead. It would be a shame if a bear ended up being shot because a lot of city folk think they are no more threatening than a dog, and end up getting mauled.
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Bear reported by bare man

katrina c/o TJ 571June 16, 2001 04:31PM

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Rick 344June 16, 2001 04:32PM

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PAUL P. 330June 16, 2001 11:20PM

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MikelG 317June 17, 2001 05:45AM

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Wizard 349June 17, 2001 08:26AM

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EastBay 329June 18, 2001 11:42AM

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Rick 380June 18, 2001 12:02PM

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Paul P. 314June 18, 2001 11:52AM

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Rick 345June 18, 2001 11:59AM

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mikki 336June 18, 2001 02:37PM

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Rick 356June 18, 2001 02:42PM

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EastBay 336June 18, 2001 04:55PM

don't run from a black bear!!!

Rick 323June 18, 2001 05:16PM

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EastBay 326June 18, 2001 06:34PM

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Rick 338June 18, 2001 08:08PM

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MikelG 389June 19, 2001 02:06PM

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EastBay 307June 19, 2001 05:46PM

SShoot the bear?

Rick 336June 19, 2001 08:34PM

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Craig 352June 19, 2001 10:04PM

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katrina 309June 22, 2001 03:02PM

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Rick 360June 22, 2001 03:39PM

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EastBay 317June 20, 2001 05:39PM

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Rick 343June 20, 2001 08:35PM

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John 362June 21, 2001 03:16PM

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free our forests 388June 21, 2001 12:41PM

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EastBay 338June 21, 2001 05:31PM

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Viejo Bill 365June 22, 2001 01:13AM

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Padeo 302June 22, 2001 07:47AM

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Melissa 652September 21, 2002 11:11AM



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