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Old 06-29-2010, 03:18 AM   #41
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mrm14, don't ever get too comfortable around black bears. I read a recent study that stated black bear boars are omnivorous and not opposed to eating humans.
In this study they attributed that 21 recent human kills were done by the boars and not the sows protecting their young. The boars even eat the young cubs in the spring.

From what I understand if you play dead a grizzly will most of the time kick your ass and leave, whereas, a boar black bear will eat you.
there is indeed a strong movement of ideologues who try to convince people that animals don't eat people. That large predators fear humans and will run away from them, and that unless you are threatening the cubs of a female you have nothing to fear from any animal. It is downright criminal to mislead people in such ways and only leads to more deaths.

If confronted by one you pull out your gun, and aim... if it walks away, all fine and dandy, if it comes at you, you shoot.
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From what I understand if you play dead a grizzly will most of the time kick your ass and leave, whereas, a boar black bear will eat you.
This is true. The black bears will eat most anything they can get their claws on. . .
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:26 PM   #43
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I'm almost positive I'd be make'n poop in my pants.
I wonder, would poop discourage a curious bear?
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Are you seriously saying you can subdue a 140 lb bear hand-to-hand? I'd say I'd like to see that but blood and guts makes me puke.
I toss dead weight around every day. 140lb is small. I have 100 pounds on that sucker.
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If a human is trying to harm me I will shoot him/her with a gun and not pepper spray and on the same note if a bear is threatening me I will shoot him/her with a gun and not with bear spray.

I wish I still had the pictures of the idiot who said the bears are our friends and all you needed to do was sing to them. The singing must have made the bears hungry because they ate him and his girlfriend.

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I wish I still had the pictures of the idiot who said the bears are our friends and all you needed to do was sing to them. The singing must have made the bears hungry because they ate him and his girlfriend.
i watched that last night..."Grizzly Man" a.k.a. Timothy Treadwell

yeah, he was kinda like a surfer dude slash mister rogers, steve irwin wannabee....on acid.

great footage of those creatures tho, gotta give em ups for that...
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Acid and bears aren't the best combo I guess. . . LMFAO!

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i watched that last night..."Grizzly Man" a.k.a. Timothy Treadwell

yeah, he was kinda like a surfer dude slash mister rogers, steve irwin wannabee....on acid.

great footage of those creatures tho, gotta give em ups for that...
Yeah, I saw that show, "Grizzzly Man", a couple of years ago. He did have great footage of these critters, but what a tool. Damn bear was probably stoned for a week after eating him.
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Yeah, I saw that show, "Grizzzly Man", a couple of years ago. He did have great footage of these critters, but what a tool. Damn bear was probably stoned for a week after eating him.
LOL! That is so funny!
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Even small bears tear apart trees every day for a living. Grab a 30 lb raccoon and see if you want something 5 times that size.

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