Bear Attacks

Bear Attacks

Their Causes and Avoidance

Book - 1985
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What causes bear attacks? When should you play dead and when should you fight an attacking bear? What do we know about black and grizzly bears and how can this knowledge be used to avoid bear attacks? And, more generally, what is the bear’s future?

Bear Attacks is a thorough and unflinching landmark study of the attacks made on men and women by the great grizzly and the occasionally deadly black bear. This is a book for everyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country – and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures.

From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher: Toronto : McLelland & Stewart, c1985, 2003
Edition: New rev. ed
ISBN: 9780771040597
Characteristics: xxi, 282 p. : ill. ; cm


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Sep 01, 2017

No matter how brief your visit to country where even a remote possibility exists for encountering an aggressive Ursus, you need to remember a concept that has been weaned from your instinctual cognitions long ago, and our Human arrogance would rather it remain forgotten.
While you're in such wilds.....YOU ARE NO LONGER THE APEX SPECIES.
You are ..IN.. the food chain now, not that top-rung meat-hook the rest of it hangs from.
The manner in which you're likely to react to a confrontation with a Bear.....
is exactly what will convince it to do what until that moment, it may have been indecisive about.
Taking you out.
If you take that seriously enough to be responsible about knowing, not only what the right way to react is, but also how to ACT in the first place....then you'll understand how serious this is:
The information in this book saved my life.
------------------------------ FYI.
In 1815, Lewis & Clark's naturalist George Ord classified the North American Brown Bear subspecies of Grizzly Bear.
Just..some perspective:
He named them Ursus arctos......."HORRIBIL"-(IS)........for a reason!
Just ..sayin'.

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