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Old 04-26-2008, 01:56 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
That bear is so cute and cuddly looking. I want to hug him.
Yes, just like Timothy Treadwell. Or Stephan Miller.

Which brings up the classic:

You know, of course, that when venturing into the wild where bears may be present that one should always wear some little silver jingly bells to warn the bears you're coming, and carry pepper spray in case of surprise encounters.

Watching for bear droppings ("scat") is a good way to determine what kind of bears are to be found in the vicinity, as it can be tough to tell an ordinary black bear from a grizzly bear at first glance. Black bear scat usually has berry skins in it and smells somewhat fruity. Grizzly bear scat usually has little silver jingly bells in it and smells of pepper spray.
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