When you meet a bear on the road

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    Hello, it is becoming more and more common bears more or less in the cities as there in the street

     
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    That's common around here, but I live in the woods.

    Black bear are shy. They won't usually get aggressive unless challenged or protecting cubs.

    A few days ago I had a bear right near my front door. Looking for bird feeders to eat the seeds. I banged on the door to shoo it away and next day took down the bird feeders --- what was left of them. And I sprayed ammonia around the perimeter to deter her from coming back.

    Je pense que t'a raison --- we humans have encroached on their territory so much that we are seeing more in our midst.

    I hear Grizzlies are being reintroduced in the northwest of this continent, I forget exactly where.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says, "Hmmm...

    ... musta been one o' dem...

    ... French bears."
     
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    Pogo, it must be scary to see a bear nearby and it is true that it happens more often near the forest especially when we go camping they are looking for food but the bear is a carnivore too, must be careful not to to become their meal
     
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    It is a well coated bear un gros n'ours n'ours as they say in French
     
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    And they can run faster than we can.

    We have an old joke here. Two campers are out in the woods when they notice a bear in the distance, coming toward them. They both run (which is not a wise thing to do with a bear). The older camper says "do you think we can outrun that bear? The younger camper says "I don't need to outrun that bear I only need to outrun YOU".

    :lol:
     
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    It is a good one :badgrin: Ha! or you have to be a good climber and as high as you can in the tree:badgrin:
     
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    A other one...The mama bear with her babies at Yellowstone in the street with tourists

     
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    You can see in the body language those bears are frolicking, not being aggressive. The people running away, maybe a natural reflex, are treating it the wrong way. The man with the camera toward the end has the right idea -- he stands tall and the bear retreats.
     
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    Bears can climb trees faster than humans, probably not as high, though.
     
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