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Re: don't run from a black bear!!!

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June 19, 2001 02:06PM
You will get conflicted information on how to deal with bears, because for one thing, by the time a ranger tells you what is the latest, best, idea, the bear may have been getting that treatment for quite a while and not respond to it any more.
For example, if people loom up at him, or if they throw sticks at him, and it never brings him to harm, he will learn to ignore such nonsense.
I managed to save breakfast once by whacking a walking-stick against a nearby tree. The sharp sound stopped the bear in his tracks, and a couple more cracks, plus some advancing motion, sent him on his way. I think it was the uncertainty of what might happen next, that spooked him.
Oh yes, the people across the lake used traditional methods of banging pans, shouting, and throwing things, and they were wiped out. Their food, that is.
There are quite a few black bears in North America, and the Liard episode notwithstanding, I'll bet the black bear "violent crime" rate is less than among a similar number of humans. Still, you can have a psycho animal, too.
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Bear reported by bare man

katrina c/o TJ 699June 16, 2001 04:31PM

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Rick 425June 16, 2001 04:32PM

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PAUL P. 430June 16, 2001 11:20PM

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MikelG 398June 17, 2001 05:45AM

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Wizard 446June 17, 2001 08:26AM

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EastBay 444June 18, 2001 11:42AM

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Rick 478June 18, 2001 12:02PM

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Paul P. 413June 18, 2001 11:52AM

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Rick 441June 18, 2001 11:59AM

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mikki 432June 18, 2001 02:37PM

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Rick 444June 18, 2001 02:42PM

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EastBay 428June 18, 2001 04:55PM

don't run from a black bear!!!

Rick 414June 18, 2001 05:16PM

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EastBay 412June 18, 2001 06:34PM

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Rick 447June 18, 2001 08:08PM

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MikelG 493June 19, 2001 02:06PM

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EastBay 396June 19, 2001 05:46PM

SShoot the bear?

Rick 437June 19, 2001 08:34PM

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Craig 458June 19, 2001 10:04PM

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katrina 393June 22, 2001 03:02PM

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Rick 459June 22, 2001 03:39PM

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EastBay 404June 20, 2001 05:39PM

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Rick 440June 20, 2001 08:35PM

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John 449June 21, 2001 03:16PM

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free our forests 490June 21, 2001 12:41PM

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EastBay 437June 21, 2001 05:31PM

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Viejo Bill 457June 22, 2001 01:13AM

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Padeo 383June 22, 2001 07:47AM

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Melissa 776September 21, 2002 11:11AM



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