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Old 06-18-2017, 08:12 AM   #1
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Thought this was a cool video. I find bears to be awesome creatures, now if this was a grizzly attack it would of gotten bad. Black bears are like big raccoons to me but this one wasn't happy lol.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:25 AM   #2
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I thought most bear attacks where from black bear not grizzly. Is that not true? I've never thought of them as raccoons before. Cool video! I bet that guy had a little more excitement than he was expecting.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:53 AM   #3
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I thought most bear attacks where from black bear not grizzly. Is that not true? I've never thought of them as raccoons before. Cool video! I bet that guy had a little more excitement than he was expecting.
I bet so. If there's more black bear attacks it's because there is so much more of them. A black bear is usually a docile animal, they're way weaker than a grizz with much shorter claws. A black can scratch you up good, a swipe from a grizz can be fatal with 4 inch claws and tremendous power. 99x out of 100 a strong man could fight off a black, one of the best ways to describe the behavioral difference is the way they act in the traps. The black bear will cowered down and hide and the grizz will be trying to get you through the cage foaming and popping jaws. Happy Father's Day!
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:06 AM   #4
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Black bears kill many more people than grizzlies. According to bear "experts" grizzlies attack for defensive reasons. Black bears attack because they want to eat you.
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Black bears kill many more people than grizzlies. According to bear "experts" grizzlies attack for defensive reasons. Black bears attack because they want to eat you.
I'm sorry but they don't I follow every bear attack in North America.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:12 AM   #6
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It's about equal but when a black kills someone they were feeding it or taking a close picture. Grizzly will kill you for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:14 AM   #7
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Also most bear attack victims don't die but you would much rather survive a black than a grizz.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:19 AM   #8
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Actually it's not equal there has been quite a few grizzly deaths in the past few years. I can only recall two black bear deaths and it was A 85 year old woman who fed bears in Montana and a small Asian guy taking selfies with the bear in New Jersey. There has been a plethora of fatal attacks near Yellowstone alone. Combine that with the fact that the black bear is abundant and mr grizzz is an endangered species in the lower 48 only found in 4 states including Alaska.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:22 AM   #9
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I was told that grizzlys attack because of territory. Meaning you invaded theirs or too close to them w Cubs. Best to take the fetal position w hands covering neck, head and face. Grizzly will tear you up but as long as you play dead they will stop.

Black bears on the other hand, usually don't attack. But when they do, you better fight cause they will eat you.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:23 AM   #10
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Your gonna have to keep up...lol
I too keep up with bear attacks. Don't ask me why.Ill pretty much search every day for any new news. That video was like a month ago

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Old 06-18-2017, 09:24 AM   #11
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I was told that grizzlys attack because of territory. Meaning you invaded theirs or too close to them w Cubs. Best to take the fetal position w hands covering neck, head and face. Grizzly will tear you up but as long as you play dead they will stop.

Black bears on the other hand, usually don't attack. But when they do, you better fight cause they will eat you.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:25 AM   #12
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That's cool pass through! Honestly I saw the video a while back but I just learned how to post links.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:25 AM   #13
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From a recent study.

In an article published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, University of Calgary professor emeritus Dr. Stephen Herrero, University of Calgary graduate Andrew Higgins, and colleagues from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and Brigham Young University analyzed the circumstances of all recorded deaths inflicted by non-captive black bears in North America between 1900 and 2009. The study found that 63 people were killed in 59 incidents in Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states. The researchers determined that the majority (88%) of fatal attacks involved a bear exhibiting predatory behaviour, and 92% of the predatory bears were males. The authors suggest male black bears have evolved some different behaviours than females.

"Each year there are millions of interactions between people and black bears with no injuries to people. So while the risk is low, it does exist," said Herrero, an expert in bear behaviour and ecology in the U of C's Faculty of Environmental Design. "Our findings raise some important new insights that can be used to better understand the cause of attacks and how they can be avoided in both the front and backcountry."
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:29 AM   #14
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I was told that grizzlys attack because of territory. Meaning you invaded theirs or too close to them w Cubs. Best to take the fetal position w hands covering neck, head and face. Grizzly will tear you up but as long as you play dead they will stop.

Black bears on the other hand, usually don't attack. But when they do, you better fight cause they will eat you.

Just my 2 cents.
Hard to play dead when you're screaming and crying like a little girl👍
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:29 AM   #15
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I'll punch a grizzly right in its stupid grizzly face. It ain't nothing for me to whip a grizzly bear's azz. Stupid bears. Always roaring and growling, getting everybody all stirred up. The hell outta here with that.
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****in buncha pansies...
Just drop the picanic basket if you're scared.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:46 AM   #17
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i'll punch a grizzly right in its stupid grizzly face. It ain't nothing for me to whip a grizzly bear's azz. Stupid bears. Always roaring and growling, getting everybody all stirred up. The hell outta here with that.
lmao!

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Old 06-18-2017, 12:23 PM   #18
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Default Read Stephen Herrero's book if you can find it.

The title is "Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance".

One thing I remember him writing in his book is that if he sees Grizzly sign in or around a campground where he has taken his family to camp, he just packs up everything and leaves the area.

That's from a man who has studied bears (both Black and Grizzly) for years.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:39 PM   #19
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The title is "Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance".

One thing I remember him writing in his book is that if he sees Grizzly sign in or around a campground where he has taken his family to camp, he just packs up everything and leaves the area.

That's from a man who has studied bears (both Black and Grizzly) for years.
I'll see if I can find that book; Thanks for the recommendation.
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I've read that book. Good reading. I have several books that are nothing but bear attacks. Some people make it...some don't. Pretty much up to the bear
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I would be skeered if I had a close encounter with a bear. I ain't gonna lie. Seen too many movies I guess

I did see a black bear where I live in East Texas, but that was many years (35-40) ago. My grandfather shot it. I haven't seen once since.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:26 AM   #22
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I wouldn't say a black bear is weak, I watched one swat a 16 pound bowling ball into a chain link fence, and it was like one of us kicking a dodge ball. Bulged the chain link fence. You could see claw marks on the bowling ball also. Easily take your head off, it's just most are shy and prefer to avoid us. They do have the means to give you the worst day of your life.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:34 AM   #23
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I would be skeered if I had a close encounter with a bear. I ain't gonna lie. Seen too many movies I guess

I did see a black bear where I live in East Texas, but that was many years (35-40) ago. My grandfather shot it. I haven't seen once since.
That el learn em!
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:49 AM   #24
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I would be skeered if I had a close encounter with a bear. I ain't gonna lie. Seen too many movies I guess

I did see a black bear where I live in East Texas, but that was many years (35-40) ago. My grandfather shot it. I haven't seen once since.
Wow. I bet that was a cool experience and memory to have. Thanks for sharing it, was it down by a caney creek by chance?
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:12 AM   #25
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Wow. I bet that was a cool experience and memory to have. Thanks for sharing it, was it down by a caney creek by chance?


No sir it was near menard creek near Hardin/Polk County line. Back in the day my great grandfather preferred bear meat over hog and deer. I guess he ate them all
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:54 AM   #26
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No sir it was near menard creek near Hardin/Polk County line. Back in the day my great grandfather preferred bear meat over hog and deer. I guess he ate them all
It must be good meat, the caddo lived off bear and deer. East tx has a great environment for them with all the creeks, rivers and bottomland and now swine to add to their menu.
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Scary for sure
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Well, this is timely. I've hiked that trail several times. It's about 20 minutes from my old house in Anchorage.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/19...opers-say.html
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I have a shaky, grainy, Iphone video of one climbing a tree with me in Quebec, all the way to the tree stand. I also still have parts of my seat cushion in my butthole. He was just curious, and only about 150-175lbs, but I don't have a lot of experience fighting bears in trees, so I gave him the advantage. I finally just said, "Get outta here"....that SOB ripped bark off the tree getting down so fast. He knew then I was a born tree-fighter and I don't put up with nonsense.
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That's a crazy experience post the video!
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I'm sorry but they don't I follow every bear attack in North America.


Dwight Schrute? haha!
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Well, this is timely. I've hiked that trail several times. It's about 20 minutes from my old house in Anchorage.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/19...opers-say.html
Timely is right; saw there was a second fatal black attack today. I guess they didn't like being called raccoons.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:35 AM   #33
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Coons can be dangerous too! http://bangordailynews.com/2017/06/1...best-of-maine/
After reading this I still remain firm that black bears are like big raccoons.


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I'll punch a grizzly right in its stupid grizzly face. It ain't nothing for me to whip a grizzly bear's azz. Stupid bears. Always roaring and growling, getting everybody all stirred up. The hell outta here with that.
I would pay a dollar to watch this. Lol
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i'm sorry but they don't i follow every bear attack in north america.


Dwight schrute? Haha!
lmao
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The black bears have been on a rampage 2 back to back casualties in AK.
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Hard to play dead when you're screaming and crying like a little girl��
They say when you die you release and empty your bowls. I got that part down !
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