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Re: Another unfortunate Grizzly encounter in West Yellowstone
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 05:45:10 PM »
Ummm...I hate to nitpik...but this was West Glacier, MT...not West Yellowstone, Sarge. The two are about 400 miles apart.   8)

Still...the overall point is still valid. Wildlife can be dangerous...and can pop up unexpectedly.
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Re: Another unfortunate Grizzly encounter in West Yellowstone
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 05:56:40 PM »
Thanks Boomer, sometimes the brain disconnects from the fingers when typing....
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Re: Another unfortunate Grizzly encounter in West Yellowstone
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 06:20:25 PM »
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sometimes the brain disconnects from the fingers when typing....

Marty, I know that problem all too well  :-[
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Re: Another unfortunate Grizzly encounter in West Yellowstone
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 06:43:04 PM »
Thanks Boomer, sometimes the brain disconnects from the fingers when typing....

Happens to me ALL the time...  :P
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Re: Another unfortunate Grizzly encounter in West Yellowstone
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 08:18:40 PM »
A few years ago  I was mountain biking down a trail in Vermont when a couple of black bear cubs appeared about 50 feet in front of me.  I knew better than to get any closer so I stopped. A couple of minutes later their mom appeared on the trail...  Behind Me!  She was not pleased when she saw me and realized I was between her and her cubs and started down the trail after me. I took off riding right past the cubs.  She chased me until just out of site of her cubs and stopped. I kept going.  Good thing it was downhill.
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Re: Another unfortunate Grizzly encounter in West Yellowstone
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 08:39:18 PM »
The intel I have is the ran into each other on a blind trail at a high speed and had not seen or heard the other until the collision.  Park service took that into consideration along with the fact no feeding took place and they called off the search for the Bear.

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Re: Another unfortunate Grizzly encounter in West Yellowstone
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 06:46:38 AM »
Man that's scary stuff. I was hesitant to jog in the forest trail while in Yellowstone just for that reason. I don't have anything against bears, I just don't want  to "run" into one unexpectedly. 
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Re: Another unfortunate Grizzly encounter in West Yellowstone
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 06:34:11 AM »
Usually if you only see adult bears, they will keep it moving...it's when you encounter cubs you know you are in real danger because Momma is somewhere real close and she's already seen you.

Old Radios, that was a close call!! I've never run into a black bear up close like that...luckily I've been in a vehicle every time I've seen them.
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