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Old 08-04-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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Bears

We just had a bear in the cg. Didn't invite him into our new Jayco . The bear was probably one of the guard bears that was protecting a grow-op in Christina Lake area where I am now in B.C. There was a guy who left a bag of dog food
out about two sites over the other night and the bear had a nice snack. Dumb.
At night here, you can hear people setting off fire works to scare them off. Not worried. The wife is a little though. At least were not in a tent. First year I forgot to bring the bear spray. Oh well.
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You can tell a Grizzly from other types of bears during an autopsy of the bear. Grizzly's tummys are full of bearspray canisters and bear bells.

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Old 08-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
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How well does bear spray work? Is one kind of bear spray better than another?
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:25 AM   #4
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I wouldn't see the need to use bear spray in a cg. We do a lot of hiking and I have it for that reason. This bear was large today. He wasn't afraid of people.
The conservation guys set a trap for him just up the hill from where I am. The guy who used them for guards fed them dog food. Sadly garbage bears end up having to be killed usually. They will trap him and move first though.
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Wow, I must have been spending too much time in the woods! They use bears to guard their d o o b i e plantations nowdays????
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Wow, I must have been spending too much time in the woods! They use bears to guard their d o o b i e plantations nowdays????
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In SW Michigan, we only have folks setting the woods on fire when they toss their Mountain Dew 2 liter m e th-lab-gone-bad out the car window!!
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There is yet another bear in our cg. He is about 100 yards from our trailer. The park manager just informed the few of us still up that he is big like the last one and not to leave food out. I was informed that the last bear I wrote about was caught and taken away and than shot. That's the sad part. Had they driven him over the next ridge and released him he would be back next week.
They were aware of two in our area so this is the second I guess. The park conservationists can't keek up this year to all the calls.

There is a small town close to us by the U.S. Boarder called Grand Forks. You see deer in the parks, walking down the streets and in the school playgrounds.
They are safe from their predators but drive the town folk nuts. Kinda cute to see mom and the fawns. The bears I can do without.
I can hear the dogs barking close to us. The bear is on the move I guess. I have no food out so it's not a problem for us. Kinda exciting though in a way.
Doubt If this guys fate will be any better than the last guy.
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We have had bears returning to campgrounds here in Colorado. It's not a good thing. A couple years back one pulled a camper out of his tent and killed him at 1:30 in the morning, if I recall correctly. DOW thought they got him/her, but a few nights later, about the same time, came in and got another. I grew up and worked in large cities, but after 20 years of living near these wild animals, basically living in a national forest, seeing them all on our property, I've come to respect them not as cute critters, but as creatures who, if they are still alive, are extremely good at what it takes to survive those predators and people that would kill them, droughts that make finding enough food and water to survive very difficult, hard winters and declining habitat. Survival is their way of life. They are far better at what they do than most of us are at what we do. And bears are said to be the strongest mountain animal and among the strongest animals pound for pound. And those cute deer, if accustom to people as they are here, will not get out of your way as you approach them, even yelling and waving arms, until they are good and ready. I've nearly bumped into them in the dark and had them surprise me in the day time just walking into a stall where one was sleeping. When they finally do react they can do some serious damage. A neighbor's visitor was kicked and hurt pretty bad by a young doe she tried to pet.
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