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    Default Black Bears Won't Hurt You.

    We hear that nonsense all the time, don’t we? Others will say “Ahhh, Black bears are more afraid of you than you are of they. Why carry that extra weight?" Here is just another prime example how that nonsense can get you hurt... or killed.

    Doesn't happen often ... but then once is enough, huh?

    http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news...ar-attack?lite

    That guy is incredibly lucky his partner had a gun and had the ability to use it.

    Just another reason why you won’t find this child out in the boonies without a heavy caliber handgun, or a rifle.

    S.M.

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    Apparently bears are making a comeback in Texas now and are massively protected. I worry more about mountain lions where I do most of my backpacking, hiking, camping, etc..

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    Yeah there was a lady mauled by a black bear outside her home in Trinidad Co last week she's ok luckily. Not sure what provoked the bear.

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    the best bear spray is a 12 gauge!

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    heres an interesting black bear attack story;

    http://missoulian.com/news/local/art...cc4c03286.html

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    The thing is, we have distanced ourselves so far from the natural world by technology that most people do not understand that predator means meat eater. We are made of meat. Most animals fear us, but under certain circumstances all can harm us. And predators (bears/mtn lions/wolves/coyotes....etc) can will and have killed and eaten us. Iv heard so much about how wolves wont attack man.... I call B.S. They can and do take down moose. A unarmed person is much easier prey. Does it happen often? Maybe... Maybe not... People go missing every year that are never found. Who knows what happened to them....

    For an eye opening read, check out Night of the Grizzlies. The story of the 2 young ladies who were killed/partially eaten in Glacier NP after I believe 57 years of no documented human fatalities by grizzly, and the events leading up to that night.

    Bottom line, we are only at the top of the food chain as long as we use OUR natural weapon (our brain), and the weapons we have created to keep us there. When animals lose the fear that mans reign at the top has created, we once again become prey, as evidenced in the events in Glacier NP and many others

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    Pretty sure it was "Mission Accomplished" as for his reason to hit the outhouse!

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    Another problem:
    Brown bears aren't always brown and Black bears aren't always black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okcaveman View Post
    For an eye opening read, check out Night of the Grizzlies. The story of the 2 young ladies who were killed/partially eaten in Glacier NP after I believe 57 years of no documented human fatalities by grizzly, and the events leading up to that night.
    Yeah, the interesting thing about that is that they went decades without a death in the park caused from a grizzly and then they had fatalities in TWO completely separate incidents......miles apart.....on the SAME night.

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    They are "Wild Animals" & they are Predators....Big ones at that....Don't trust'em...I'll try to keep my distance & I always pack heat !

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