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Re: Bear attacks, bear spray--statistics, interviews with survivors
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2018, 07:04:17 AM »
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Re: Bear attacks, bear spray--statistics, interviews with survivors
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2018, 11:32:59 AM »
In the last 3 weeks I've had one "killing" my garbage cans and crunching up my bird feeders (NY's Southern Tier), another running around a friend's house in the Adirondacks (Tupper Lake).

Back in June we did have a "bear on the field" alert one nightat the Cherry Springs Star Party (Dark Sky Park in PA), and they are quite frequent visitors - usually around evening dusk. A year or two ago they had two on one side of the field and another on the other side..... at the same time. One fellow observing on a almost deserted field (total solar eclipse time) posted a photo of one trying to get into his tent during the daytime. The PA DEC Rangers shoot above them with shotguns..... and theyrun off. At other times they have shot them with plastic bullets. I don't think they want people with firearms on the observing field - the thought of shooting someone with an unshielded PC or white-light flashlight would be too tempting......

I have read at least one report of a grizzly that got a snoot full of bear spray withdrawing and doing a lot of sneezing and shaking..... and then returning to attack again! Makes me think bear spray is not enough.....