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Old 06-12-2014, 01:46 AM   #1
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How close can you get to a bear?

Bear & Man... Face to Face! {ORIGINAL VIDEO} - YouTube

The video producer's comment at the end pretty much sums it up.

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Old 06-12-2014, 05:06 AM   #2
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We saw one on our recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains--but we weren't that close!


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Old 06-12-2014, 05:20 AM   #3
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Once while on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, I stopped, with a lot of others, to watch a small bear eating berries along the road. I was within 5' to take pictures. After a minute, I thought "this is really stupid, everyone else looks like they can run faster than me!" I left.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:23 AM   #4
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We were about 20 yards from these four. Wouldn't want to be much closer. They can move faster than you when they want to.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:42 AM   #5
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We have a bear that is creeping around a lot of people's houses here .Rockford IL.
It been roaming around alot.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:29 AM   #6
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My camera has a zoom feature for taking bear pictures.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:31 AM   #7
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We had one in our yard one time tearing into a garbage bag that was inside a big garbage can. My wife grabbed the video camera and I grabbed a big stick and we went out on the deck to watch it, but we stayed pretty far away.
Normally our dogs, a husky and a hound dog, would go berserk if a squirrel, a raccoon, a herd of deer, or an opossum was in the yard. When the bear was there they simply looked at me like "so what are you going to do about that?"
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:09 AM   #8
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Wife and I would like to section hike portions of the Appalachian biggest challenge is getting over the chance encounter with bears and other curious animals while tenting at night!
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Depends on if I think I can outrun any of the people standing by me.

In the 3rd picture, I realized that maybe I was pushing my luck. She looked dead at me and licked her chops. I snapped that last picture and got the hell out of there.

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We have bears in our yard many times along with other wildlife. The bears have climbed our trees and I give them there space. The cubs are fun to watch, but just watch out for mama. They are just as much afraid of us as we are afraid of them.

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