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Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 16 5:35 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Whereas if Slim were in Montana

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/03/man-survives-2-bear-attacks-same-morning/91461590/

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
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Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 16 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jam Lady wrote:
Whereas if Slim were in Montana

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/03/man-survives-2-bear-attacks-same-morning/91461590/


Just a subscription page I'm afraid....

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 16 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yogi?

definitely not yogi

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 16 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Woo wrote:
Jam Lady wrote:
Whereas if Slim were in Montana

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/03/man-survives-2-bear-attacks-same-morning/91461590/


Just a subscription page I'm afraid....


Not for me, but I use adblock and noscript

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 2981
Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 16 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
Woo wrote:
Jam Lady wrote:
Whereas if Slim were in Montana

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/03/man-survives-2-bear-attacks-same-morning/91461590/


Just a subscription page I'm afraid....


Not for me, but I use adblock and noscript


And live in the USA!

Henry

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32484
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 16 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

my pooter lives wherever i tell it to live

Woo



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Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 16 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've seen it now. thanks, the reply post with the link worked.

blimey...

BUT if my kids were threatened, I would....

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 16 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Glad we don't have anything that nasty here. I am rather nervous about wild boar getting into the area, although I must say it will give me great pleasure to put up a sign warning dog walkers to keep their dogs on a lead in case they get attacked by a wild boar. At present we sometimes either meet the dog and don't see the owner at all, or hear the owner frantically calling the dog, who is somewhere else, not even in the same wood.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 16 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i had forgotten about the hairy piggies, if they are hurt, startled or defending piglets they can be very fierce, mostly they just scamper off into the bushes or hide when they smell or hear folk.

i had some snuffling about around me in total darkness in the forest of dean a long time ago , they came they sniffed they went away . i suspect it is rather different with bears.

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 16 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
they came they sniffed they went away . i suspect it is rather different with bears.



Surprisingly not that much different (with black bears sans offspring).

The best way to picture coming across a black bear in the woods is to think of a scavenging raccoon crossed with a big fat lumbering dog. Now triple or quadruple the size. I still wouldn't want to get between one and its cubs, but they're pussycats compared to grizzlies (brown bears).

Jam Lady



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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 16 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pussycats, you say?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/06/060613-cat-bear.html?source=rss

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 16 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 16 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jam Lady wrote:
Pussycats, you say?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/06/060613-cat-bear.html?source=rss


A perfect example

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 16 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thinking of them as part raccoon and part big dog and scared of cats does put them in a different category to the white bear that ate my pal's mars bars and then tried to eat him unaware he was an ex para and armed. when i was defleshing the skull for him i was amazed at the size of it's teeth and the strength of bone and muscle the thing had to make them chomp.

im glad your local black ones are not overly keen on eating folk , i get the impression brown ones can be a bit iffy even if they are not hungry or protecting cubs. white ones are always hungry or at least looking to stock up the fridge for later.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 16 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wild boar also apparently eat bluebells, so a ploughed up bluebell patch is a sign of them.

Small animals can be very protective and territoral. In laws used to have a small poodle that would make sure it brought back the number of people it took out with it, and if when it was with people it would see off any other dog including a huge alsation or similar. Never found out what it would do if confronted with a bear as the situation very rarely arises in the south of England, thank goodness.

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