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PostPosted: June 17th, 2014, 3:36 pm 
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PostPosted: June 17th, 2014, 3:59 pm 
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Quite the video. Again, another example of why it's a good idea to carry bear spray when in the bush. This encounter could have ended badly, but at such close range, a solid hosing with some heavy-duty pepper would have put an end to the bear's curiosity.

If the jogger was solo the encounter would likely have had a different outcome. Again, for $30 bear spray is the best insurance you can buy. A no-brainer.

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PostPosted: June 17th, 2014, 4:43 pm 
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That one is making the rounds. The bear looks like a young confused un that we see sometimes this time of year.

Bear attacks are certainly getting lots of attention this year particularly in metropolitan areas where bears are now moving to suburbs and going after people.

Personally I am quite less concerned in the bush than in suburban New Jersey where one wrecked my car and many roam suburbia.


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PostPosted: June 17th, 2014, 5:28 pm 
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Quite the video. Again, another example of why it's a good idea to carry bear spray when in the bush. This encounter could have ended badly, but at such close range, a solid hosing with some heavy-duty pepper would have put an end to the bear's curiosity.

If the jogger was solo the encounter would likely have had a different outcome. Again, for $30 bear spray is the best insurance you can buy. A no-brainer.


Bear spray would have ended this much sooner, I think.
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PostPosted: June 17th, 2014, 9:47 pm 
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Was the bear in range (15 ft?)?

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PostPosted: June 17th, 2014, 9:52 pm 
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My impression from the camera angles is that the people were on the move constantly and the bear couldn't quite make up its mind whether to pursue of flee. Neither could the people!


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PostPosted: June 18th, 2014, 5:18 am 
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At the beginning of the video, the way the bear approached the joggers and by his body language, it looked to me like a bear who has been habituated to humans (maybe even fed at some time) being just plain curious at first then confused towards the end.

Still uncomfortable situation. I agree a banger or spray would have sent him running and in the long run do the bear a favor.

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PostPosted: June 18th, 2014, 5:37 am 
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I less stressful encounter.



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PostPosted: June 18th, 2014, 7:05 pm 
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I was wondering if... there aren't actually more encounters/incidents or attacks, it is just that now we have instant news and everyone with a phone has a video camera and youtube... so we are just hearing about every one now...

... I have my bangers and spray for next week.

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http://savemainesbearhunt.com/wardens-s ... ono-bears/

note the cause. Note the continuing idiocy of some people.


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PostPosted: June 19th, 2014, 10:52 am 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
That one is making the rounds. The bear looks like a young confused un that we see sometimes this time of year.

Bear attacks are certainly getting lots of attention this year particularly in metropolitan areas where bears are now moving to suburbs and going after people.

Personally I am quite less concerned in the bush than in suburban New Jersey where one wrecked my car and many roam suburbia.



Well put and I agree.

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