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Old 01-28-2013, 05:52 AM   #15
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Thanks for that, its one funny commercial for sure.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:26 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jared J View Post
Haha, on a slightly more serious note, most people that get attacked were begging for it.
You're not one with the animals, get over it.
It's not being cute, it's deciding if it's worth eating/beating you up.
The Black bear such as the one in the video or at least he started out as one is pretty common here in BC where the video was shoot. They are normally very scared of people. Even in my very urban area. Attack by a black bear on a human are actually pretty rare. We have a program called Bear Aware which teaches us what to do in the community where the black bears frequently come into the neighborhood looking for garbage, dirty BQ's and bird feeds (like candy to them) or sometimes they just want a dip in your pool or to go shopping at Safeway -its true they sometimes do. We are taught to just yell or bang a pot and they will normally run like mad. Don't stand around taking pictures of them, no matter how far away you are as you are only conditioning them to become what we call a problem bear. Just a couple of days ago a friend showed me photos of the damage down to their kitchen when a door was left open and a black bear decided to help itself to the food in their kitchen.

If we have a problem Black bear in the area the odds are someone is going to be fined for having left something out (such as garbage on a none garbage pick up day or not picking up the fruit around their trees or for having a bird feeder out) which has resulted in the bear becoming conditioned to humans & our garbage. The bear will if possible (usually is) be trapped and tagged and taken to a less populated area. 20 years ago they would have shoot the bear - not uncommon for 30 or more bears to have lost their life in our area in one year - not anymore! The bears are no longer considered the problem - people are. These days it is considered a really bad bear year if more than 1 black bear losses its life due to having displayed more aggressive behaviour around people than it should. The odds of being bitten by someones dog in our area are *far* higher than ever being bitten or attached by a Black bear in ones life time.

Yup I realize the guy in the video is brown but he is missing the hump on his shoulders that would ID him as a real Brown/Grizzly bear who are indeed ***scary scary** guys and a whole different ball game and they may well be eyeing you up as dinner!

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:54 AM   #17
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Carol, it sounds like your local ordinances for avoiding bear problems are excellent! I agree -- the majority of wild animal problems are actually people problems.

That said -- I grew up with the pelt of a black bear who was wandering in the winter. We never knew what brought him out of hibernation, but when he saw my aunt, he immediately charged. She was lucky to be carrying a deer rifle.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #18
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We never knew what brought him out of hibernation, but when he saw my aunt, he immediately charged. She was lucky to be carrying a deer rifle.
Yup a bear out of hibernation is always a BIG oooppps and a reason to be very concerned if you see one. Prior to hibernation they go into what we call hyper feeding mode and thats when problems with people and bears are the most common. If you see a bear still out and about late in the year the odds are it never went into hibernation and a good bet that the reason for that is it had a continued food source some place. It happens around here and its reported you can be sure the wild life folks will be taking a much harder look around the area and in peoples back yards to try and find out who/where the source is.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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Loved the video. Really had me fooled at first! And on a more serious note, the bear awareness - and general wildlife awareness and avoidance - tips are good too.
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Loved the video first time I had seen it it got me

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A friend of mine gave me this yesterday out of a local newspaper.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #21
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way funny video, thanks for posting (and the mods keeping it in the General Chat area).

: ) We love our all-in-one washer/dryer in our 5'ver!

On _real_ bears...We live on the Oregon Coast. Black Bears, Elk, and Cougars about. We don't go out hiking without our Bear Spray holstered at our side. And we've used it. Nasty stuff if you happen to be downwind! . .Don't ask

A gold-prospecting buddy found out why the BLM closes off a particular area of Oregon during November through April. This guy drove past the "Area Closed" sign (it is un-patrolled during that period also). Set up camp with his class C motorhome. Couple nights all is well. Before going to bed he places glad bag full of trash under his motorhome...before dawn he is startled due to the rig moving violently...Silly him...
...opens door...sees nothing...rig still rocking...looks under rig...
Runs other way...after seeing a black bear trying to get to the trash. Who upon seeing said camper runs into the forest not to be seen again.

Broke camp after morning and headed down the hill and lived to tell the tale during the Open-Season.

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