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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 08:55 PM

43. Bears usually do not like noise

I made quite a fuss and was clanging pots and the others getting up scared him off.

I was even luckier here:

At a camp, I jogged around a path in the woods and fell over a black bear cub in the path. Momma bear didn't like it.

I ran back towards the main camp. Normally, a person wouldn't stand a chance trying to outrun a bear - they can run like a horse on flat ground. But I was in really good shape. And, most importantly, it was downhill. Bears can't run fast downhill. But according to others who saw it, she snapped her mouth at my heels as she ran after me. In short, when I got to the dining hall, a park ranger had already been alerted and he shot the bear coming after me.

That time, I was really fortunate.

A third time, I was having a nap in a sleeping bag. I felt something roll me over. A bear smelled peanut butter on the sleeping bag and was licking it off. When he finished, he just wandered off.

A vast majority of the time, black bears don't want any part of people. They like their food and garbage but usually will run off before getting into a confrontation.

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