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Two Runners Encounter Black Bear While Hiking In Canada
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/bear2.html ^

Posted on 06/21/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT by navysealdad

Two Canadian runners encountered a black bear while on a nature jog and didn’t know what to do.

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1 posted on 06/21/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Funny thing when you encounter nature on a nature walk.


2 posted on 06/21/2014 10:40:15 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: navysealdad

they started hikers and BECAME runners?


3 posted on 06/21/2014 10:40:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: navysealdad

Step 1. Kick out your buddy’s knee.

You don’t have to run faster than the bear, just faster than him.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 10:41:41 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: navysealdad

That’s racist.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: TurboZamboni

They found out which one of them was faster and which one was dinner?


6 posted on 06/21/2014 10:42:13 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: navysealdad; Slings and Arrows; GeronL

They were out for a hike but BECAME runners in that instant!


7 posted on 06/21/2014 10:42:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Gadsden1st

“Race! Loser covers dinner!”


8 posted on 06/21/2014 10:43:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: navysealdad

The bear should be judged, not by the color of its fur, but by the content of its character.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 10:45:22 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: navysealdad

This bear seemed playful and curious...but very scary.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 10:47:24 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: navysealdad

“If the bear is brown, lie down.
If the bear is black, fight back.”


11 posted on 06/21/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT by HandyDandy (Started out with Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff....)
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To: chajin

The bear should be judged, not by the color of its fur, but by the content of its ‘stomach’. LOL


12 posted on 06/21/2014 10:48:41 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: navysealdad

Quick! Climb up the nearest tree! Oh...D’OH!

I’d be scared chitless! My Significant Otter is a master black bear hunter. He’d LIVES for that kind of stuff.

Maybe I’d better get a Backup Beau? LOL!


13 posted on 06/21/2014 10:49:20 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: HandyDandy

Just keep running! Poor boys were Skered!


14 posted on 06/21/2014 10:49:29 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: navysealdad

The bear was out of Charmin and wanted more


15 posted on 06/21/2014 10:49:37 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: navysealdad
Guess they then found out which of them was really the faster runner.
16 posted on 06/21/2014 10:51:32 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: navysealdad

Scary, but if they hadn’t kept acting scared and backing away, the bear would have lost interest much quicker. He just wanted to know what they were.


17 posted on 06/21/2014 10:54:22 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: RoosterRedux

The Grizzly charge below the black bear video is impressive.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 10:56:13 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: navysealdad

Lot’s of bears in Canada. What do they expect? Usually brown bears run away from people, it’s the grizzly’s that will get you.


20 posted on 06/21/2014 11:00:25 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: navysealdad

Were they wearing their bells?


21 posted on 06/21/2014 11:04:38 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: molson209

Does the bear s**t in the woods?

Maybe. Maybe not. But 2 skeered hikers sure did.


22 posted on 06/21/2014 11:08:41 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: navysealdad

Boooo!


23 posted on 06/21/2014 11:09:55 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: navysealdad

Wild guess but if someone has been feeding that black bear, it might have approached them expecting a treat but got different signals from the runners that confused it. Like all young predators, it will soon figure it out and know just what it wants to do in any situation...


24 posted on 06/21/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: navysealdad

Geez, we’ve got black bears roaming the neighborhood regularly, getting into bird feeders, apple trees, etc.


25 posted on 06/21/2014 11:12:58 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Tupelo
Were they wearing their bells?

While wearing their tutus.

26 posted on 06/21/2014 11:14:21 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Vinylly

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos ssp.) is any North American subspecies of the brown bear, including the mainland grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis), the Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), the peninsular grizzly (Ursus arctos gyas) and the recently extinct California grizzly (U. a. californicus)[1] and Mexican grizzly bear (U. a. nelsoni).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_bear

Brown bears are the aggressive variety. Black bears are just oversized raccoons. Raccoons can bite, of course.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 11:22:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: navysealdad

It was like being stalked by somebody on Bath Salts. Who knows what the consequences could have been? Maybe he was just a nosey bear. When they sped up, he sped up. When they slowed down, so did he. After they left what the bear considers his territory, he was less in pursuit.
You can tell the were both terrified. The hikers are lucky this was a rather young bear who did not appear to be starving, and that he was alone. All this bear needed would be for an elder-bear to lead him into charging up to those two men. I would have thought they would be better prepared in the Canadian wilderness, no pepper spray, no pistols?. At the very least, bring a noisemaker like a cooking pan with a ladle to hit it.


28 posted on 06/21/2014 11:29:36 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: navysealdad

Are most bears as Pigeon-Toed as this one? Look at him waddle.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 11:30:40 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Black bears are just oversized raccoons.

Raccoons can't take your head off with one swipe of the paw.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 11:35:05 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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Raccoons can't take your head off with one swipe of the paw.

Oversized ones can. I know we have black bears in my town, because the police circulated pictures of one eating at a bird feeder less than a mile from me. I've never seen one. Lots of dear, foxes, rabbits, the occasional weasel, once a bobcat, but never a bear.

31 posted on 06/21/2014 11:39:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: navysealdad
I drove the TransCanada Highway from Winnipeg to Michigan a few Novembers ago.A couple of times I saw moose that were about as big as a house just standing on the side of the road.I never imagined that they were *nearly* that big.
32 posted on 06/21/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Maybe I’d better get a Backup Beau?

As Woodie Allen once boasted to Diane Keaton "I've been killing spiders since I was 30."

33 posted on 06/21/2014 11:50:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Tupelo

You always find the bells in pepper-scented bear scat.


34 posted on 06/21/2014 12:04:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The California grizzly was said to be the meanest of the lot with longer legs and a real bad attitude.


35 posted on 06/21/2014 12:10:18 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: navysealdad

Was mowing the ditch near my yard this morning and a black bear scooted from the woods about 30 yards from me. He took a quick glance at me and moved on across the field.


36 posted on 06/21/2014 12:27:47 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: navysealdad

They should have offered it a beer in French.


37 posted on 06/21/2014 12:30:04 PM PDT by Thud
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To: Red Steel
Were they wearing their bells?

While wearing their tutus.

LOL!

Don't know about the hikers but I saw just such a black bear in Canada while camping long ago. It was early summer and the small bear (150 lbs or so) wandered onto the trail snuffling on all fours about 15 yds away. Spotted us, reared up curious showing off the fuzzy winter coat scrape that started at his pelvis and continued downward. Think big dusty hairball projecting out 8 to 10 inches from the summer coat. Above that it was sleek and shiny. Looked like a cartoon bear with a tutu. Luckily for us, he turned and tore off back into the woods. Wish I'd had a photo.

38 posted on 06/21/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: navysealdad

We know what grandma Toot, as a typical White woman, would have done if she saw a BLACK bear!


39 posted on 06/21/2014 12:48:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Gay State Conservative

You’re in the running! ;)


40 posted on 06/21/2014 12:57:20 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: laplata
The Grizzly charge below the black bear video is impressive.

That's what 800 pounds of solid muscle sounds like when it charges towards you.

41 posted on 06/21/2014 1:07:03 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: HandyDandy

That’ll get Ya killed. I just take a 45—70 everywhere I go heh.


42 posted on 06/21/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: navysealdad

Ruuuuun!!!!


43 posted on 06/21/2014 1:23:47 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I know we have black bears in my town, because the police circulated pictures of one eating at a bird feeder less than a mile from me. I've never seen one.

They have them in Colorado Springs. Here's a video of a bear stealing a dumpster from behind the Edelweiss Restaurant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io9SxQXcYzo

Location.

Reportedly, he visited on two different nights.

44 posted on 06/21/2014 1:26:28 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: navysealdad
The bear's lucky he didn't meet up with a FReeper.
45 posted on 06/21/2014 1:27:25 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: navysealdad

All one runner needs is to outrun the other!


46 posted on 06/21/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Tupelo

and carrying their pepper spray?


47 posted on 06/21/2014 5:24:41 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: cynwoody
Here's a video of a bear stealing a dumpster from behind the Edelweiss Restaurant:

I saw a video similar to that years ago, a bear was picking over a household dump in a wooded area and he came across an old electric stove with inviting odors from the oven. He rolled that stove end-over-end through the woods for several miles.

48 posted on 06/21/2014 5:48:25 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: navysealdad
My sister in law has a house in rural Montana. She has had a mama grizzly and 2 cubs roaming her property and yard for the last few days. The game wardens have set up a trap in her drive way but so far they haven't caught her. She has a tag so she has been caught before and is wary. These are the most dangerous kind, the ones who hang around houses and come out in the daytime. I am glad I am not there. :[
49 posted on 06/21/2014 6:03:00 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: navysealdad

No doubt these people are the type that would PROTEST development to “save wildlife”. Kinda like a Democrat that gets mugged. LOL.


50 posted on 06/21/2014 6:15:24 PM PDT by BobL
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