Im an avid bear hunter, and though my bear experience is limmited only to blackbears, I NEVER underestimate what could happen if I get between mamma and her cubs on accident, or cross a grumpy territorial boar.
In the spring I meat all kinds of twig and nut preaching granola chrunching tie die freaks ''hunting'' mushrooms. Always completely unarmed.
I once stopped and wached some hippies from up on a hill. I was on my way back to my Jeep from the mornings bear hunt, and to my suprise I crossed sign that wasnt there on the way in. Since it was close to the road, I didnt figure the bear would be there, but I went slowly and hered noise in the brush. As I eased over the hill I noticed the ''longhairs''. I was curious for one if my Jeep was ok, and for two if the tree huggers had any idea I was there or if there was a bear in the vicinity. They turnned out like most ground worshipers.... ''COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS'' to the reality that just because they belonged to peta, didnt mean they were safe from the animals.
I was suprisingly polite, considering I have Nothing in common with thier kind, and told them of the bear sign I had just seen. I belive I startled them a bit, but they chose to stay and pick mushrooms. I figure the bear smelled them LONG before and didnt want to eat something that had such a hanus odor
Im sure they were fine, being smelly and all, but come-on! Show some sense for goodness sake and like you said ''at least have a steel pan to whop em upside the head with.'' I just dont understand where some peoples common sense went to.........up in ''smoke'' ? Hmmmm if the Birkenstock fits......
I whole heartedly agree with you about being prepared especially if my family is with me. While Im fully aware that bears ''R-U-N-N-O-F-T'' more often than not, I wouldnt want to be the one that tells that to a loved one of the recently deceased. I go prepared for a reason. Hopefully that reason never presents itself, but if it does MY family and I will be fine.
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