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    Simple Bear Safety Tips

    I found this to be so funny and although certainly exaggerated it really hits home with regards to some of the PSAs & bulletins issued by the various Park services on wildlife. What I usually get out of them is that you're on your own and please try to use common sense. Good advice in any situation!


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    Re: Simple Bear Safety Tips

    One of the many things I learned from that is that bears have gorilla hands.

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    Re: Simple Bear Safety Tips

    She forgot to mention:
    Always bring a friend who runs slower than everybody else in the party.
    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so." - Will Rogers
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    From what I have witnessed near Banff, I am amazed that tourists aren't a larger portion of the grizzly's diet. The city folk were treating a grizzly that could be seen at the tree line near the highway as if he was some Disney character and getting out of their cars so they could pose for pictures in front of him, perhaps 30 feet away.

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    They sound like good candidates for the Darwin Award!

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    The park rangers in Banff are advising hikers to be alert for bears and take extra precautions to avoid an encounter. They advise hikers to wear little bells on their clothing so they make noise while hiking. The noise from the bells allows bears to hear the hikers coming from a distance and not be startled by them, which might cause them to charge. They also advise hikers to carry a can of pepper spray, just in case. Spraying the pepper into the air will irritate the bear's nose and cause it to withdraw. Hikers are also advised to watch for fresh bear scat so they know that bears are in the area.

    It is very easy to tell the difference between black bear scat and grizzly scat. Black bear scat is smaller and has berries and bits of fur. Grizzly scat tends to contain small bells and the smell of pepper.

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    That's a good one!

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    That's a good one!
    It's much more fun to tell that one in person so you can see the moment of recognition in someone's eyes....

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