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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:00 PM
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Grizzly Safety Quiz
http://encarta.msn.com/quiz_322/grizzly_safety_quiz.htm...

Strap on your backpack, grab your camera and get ready for an excursion into grizzly country. Do you know how to stay safe?

1
Your first stop is the general store, where you can find all the supplies you need to stay safe in grizzly country. You only have room in your pack for the essentials. What's best to leave behind?
a) Dry food
b) Airtight food containers
c) Change of clothes
d) Slab of bacon


2
You decide to take a few cans of bear spray with you in case you're charged by a grizzly. The general store has several types to select from -- which do you choose?
a) The one that says "net weight 100 grams"
b) The one that says "with 10 percent O.C."
c) The one that says "active ingredient -- V.C."
d) The one that says "0.5 percent capsaicin"


3
Your journey begins. You set out across open fields and eventually reach a meadow with fresh signs of grizzly activity. To avoid an unwelcome encounter, which way do you go?
a) Left, toward signs of digging
b) Right, toward the overturned boulder
c) Straight ahead, toward the gnawed tree trunk


4
Your path leads to a gently rising hill sprinkled with fresh wildflowers. At the summit, a panorama of the countryside unfolds around you. With so many options, which way do you go?
a) To avoid grizzlies, head toward the open meadow to your right.
b) To avoid grizzlies, head toward the burned-over area right of center.
c) To avoid grizzlies, head toward the shallow stream left of center.
d) To avoid grizzlies, head toward the avalanche chute to your left.


5
Spotting grizzlies is easy in an open meadow, but difficult in the forest. Regardless, a forest lies ahead and you must enter. Inside you spot tracks leading in different directions. Which do you avoid?
a) The ones that look like concave Hershey's Kisses with four eggs in an arc on one side
b) The ones shaped like a rounded axe blade sprouting five long, fingerlike projections
c) The ones that look like a round jigsaw puzzle with five ovals in an arc on one side
d) The one shaped like a rounded axe blade with five circles in a row on one side


6
After a long day you decide to make camp. Night falls and you retire to your sleeping bag. A few hours later you're awoken by claws ripping at your bag. It's a grizzly! What do you do?

a) Lie perfectly still and don't make a sound.
b) Scream bloody murder, but don't make any sudden movements.
c) Yell, shout, throw things and generally make a big ruckus.
d) Attempt to slide silently out of the bag and run for your life.


7
After a night of uneasy sleep you're eager to head back to civilization. You hastily pack your things. Turning to leave you realize that garbage has been left behind. What do you do with it?
a) Bury it.
b) Throw it in your backpack.
c) Burn it and pack the ashes out in containers.
d) Leave it for the grizzlies.


8
For your return trip you take a shortcut through the foothills. While winding through a dense crop of evergreens you chance upon a grizzly. She's less than 20 yards away, facing you. What now?
a) Make a lot of noise to frighten her away.
b) Stand your ground, keeping your eyes on her.
c) Retreat slowly, avoiding eye contact.
d) Run!


9
As you retreat a pair of cubs scamper out of the brush to see what's going on. You're between them and their mom. Not good. She lowers her head, flattens her ears and charges. What now?

a) Wait until she's within 25 feet, then spray her with bear spray.
b) Turn to face her and roar like a grizzly.
c) Continue to retreat slowly, avoiding eye contact.
d) OK, NOW run!


10
The bear spray didn't work. It usually does, but sometimes a bear is too enraged to care. Bear spray doesn't make you invincible. The grizzly is almost on top of you. What now?
a) Hit her in the nose as hard as you can.
b) Punch her in the throat as hard as you can.
c) Knee her in the belly as hard as you can.
d) Drop to the ground, cover your head and stomach, and lie still.


11
Calm nerves and quick thinking carried you through two grizzly encounters. You don't want a third. Let them know you're coming by making noise -- but without a bell or horn, what works best?
a) Yodeling
b) High-pitched whistling
c) A single loud shout
d) Alligator noises

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:06 PM
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1. 5/11
I am bear fodder
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:15 PM
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2. I remember this advice:
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 12:16 PM by backscatter712
Go to the general store, and get some little bells to wear so you don't sneak up on the bears, and some OC bear spray to protect yourself.

You know how you identify grizzly droppings?

They have little bells in them and smell peppery...
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:16 PM
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3. I have been mauled
4/11
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:17 PM
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4. I Cant Bear This Thread
:rofl: :woohoo: :hi:


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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:18 PM
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5. Answer. Don't take an excursion into grizzly country!
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:24 PM
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6. Incidentally, I did see a bear the weekend before last.
I went on a hike to Horsetooth Rock, just west of Fort Collins, and we saw a black bear.

Pretty cool, and the bear wasn't too close, so we got to watch from a safe distance.

We advised other hikers not to ride the bear...
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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:26 PM
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7. I met a Grizzly in Yellowstone
Or, she met me. Standing at a lake watching the sunset and when I turned around there was a Griz walking toward us about 200 feet away. To say it was quite a shock would be an understatement. When I turned around she changed direction and ambled off into the woods. Pretty cool experience.
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