- Aug 9, 2001
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Tuck one of these into your bergen on your next hike. Job done.
Congleton in Cheshire is sometimes known as 'Beartown' because of its long association with bears.hmm. i don't know really. there is a strong northern european old cultural link around bears, including uk, but i don't think bears are generally particularly revered or despised in the uk.
the strongest link is the many many pubs called The Bear or The Bear Inn or the such. the imagery associated with that is of a bear chained to a post for bear baiting.
bears feel like a really 'foreign' creature to me- something that abroad has. like crocodiles or monkeys!
I have read (don't remember where, exactly) that most grizzly/brown bear attacks are defensive (e.g., mother defending cubs) but most black bear attacks are predatory. So, the recommended course of action when confronted by a grizzly is to appear non-threatening, play dead, etc. When confronted by a black bear, make noise and try to appear as big as possible. In either case, DO NOT RUN! Running will trigger a hunting response, and you will not out-run a bear-- period. Best advice is not to put yourself in that position to begin with.Lol!
I once read that there are two types of bears, one black and one brown. One can run really fast but can't climb trees, so if you see that bear, the advice was to climb a tree to get out of its way. The other type of bear however can't run fast, but can climb trees, so when you see THAT bear, you run.
I'm now all these years later presuming that's nonsense? Anyone know?
They say this is very rare but I've seen too many videos and heard so many stories about people being stalked by black bears. The only thing I believe helped them was pepper spray and yelling aggressively when the bear gets too close. I recommend yelling a lot louder and more aggressively than these two joggers did....According to Mountain Nature, the best thing to do in this kind of situation is to first access the situation to determine why the bear appears to be mounting an attack - are its cubs nearby?
The website states that you should never run, purely because you will not be able to get away, but instead retreat slowly and calmly without making eye contact.
It adds that if possible, climbing a tree may lead the bear to feel less threatened and back away from you, but be weary as it also possesses the ability to follow you up.
Unless it has the distinctive hump on it's back it's classified as a black bear. If it has a hump on it's back, it's a grizzly. In my opinion, black bears are more dangerous. Grizzly's are more likely to avoid you than a black bear.There are three types of bears (or species) in North America. The most common is the American black bear (Ursus americanus). Unfortunately named, the black bear can be various shades of black, white and brown. This species is found in all provinces and territories in Canada except Prince Edward Island, and in 40 of the 50 United States.
Answer. It’s a fucking BEAR.If you can climb it, tree, tower, whatever it may be, so can a bear.
They say this is very rare but I've seen too many videos and heard so many stories about people being stalked by black bears. The only thing I believe helped them was pepper spray and yelling aggressively when the bear gets too close. I recommend yelling a lot louder and more aggressively than these two joggers did....
Black bears can be relentless. Brown bears are the same thing as a black bear.
Unless it has the distinctive hump on it's back it's classified as a black bear. If it has a hump on it's back, it's a grizzly. In my opinion, black bears are more dangerous. Grizzly's are more likely to avoid you than a black bear.
I know, right? It's almost as if they thought being nice to it would make it friendly.They were really lucky that it got bored/distracted.
They weren't yelling at it at nearly the volume required.
You would think that it's common sense, but look at these people and what the wildlife enforcers are having to go through to keep both people & bears safe this season...Answer. It’s a fucking BEAR.
Not enough space
With increasing visitors to the park, harassment of wildlife is on the rise, Malcolm said.
"That encompasses people feeding wildlife, which is on the rise, which obviously has some huge detrimental effects on the outcome of that individual," Malcolm said.
Malcolm said he has noticed people "camping out on wildlife," which means staying with an individual animal that's accessing food on the roadside.
"They will just stop on the roadside and spend the entire day following that animal and taking pictures … hundreds of pictures," Malcolm said.
"They're basically following that animal all day. That animal doesn't get any space. It's constantly aware that somebody is with them. And yeah, it's becoming a bit of a concern."
I have it in mind that you're supposed to punch it in the nose and if that doesn't work, then poke it in the eye.My thoughts, exactly. I have observed bears up close, including polar bears, but have never been in any danger. Yet, I too have that inexpiable mind numbing fear of them just like, Scribbles. I also have the same fear for sharks.
You'd be the one making it personal if you punched the animal in the nose and / or poked it in the eye ...... I find it hard to believe I could hurt any animal though, even if it was obviously going to kill me. I think I'd just think fair enough, you're hungry, and go screaming in agony to my death at least knowing it's nothing personal.
They say it was flash photography that upset the bear.
The first Clyde didn't enjoy his experience, as his trainer would beat him to make him "act", and at the end of filming Clyde was beaten to death. Difficult to enjoy Every Which Way But Loose knowing that.Dogs wouldn't upset me - they're domesticated & seem to enjoy training & tasks. Not if it involves cruelty though. And wild animals definitely not - bears in circuses no. But what about the orang Clyde in those Clint Eastwood movies for example - who's to say whether he enjoyed the experience? They're smart creatures. Maybe he'd been brought up around people from an early age so not exactly wild..