Advice? Try not to get close or surprise a bear - make noise when walking in bear country; if one is nearby, it will fade away in the and youwont even be aware of it.and bears have very poor eyesight but a well developed sense of smell.
I have hiked in bear country many times and follow this rule. Haven't had a run-in with one yet, though I just missed seeing one in Grand Teton. We saw a family of black bears in the Appalachians last summer but from a distance while in our car.make noise when walking in bear country; if one is nearby, it will fade away in the and youwont even be aware of it.
The fate of the bucket of molasses. Not pretty.He left a bucket of molasses (something about helping tree stumps rot) on the back stoop of his writer's cottage and it attracted a black bear. He posted a nice pic of it (taken from inside the cottage needless to say) on his Twitter earlier last week.
Our cottage has bears but we were always there in the summer when the constant presence of cottagers kept them in more isolated areas and around the dumps. In spring, though, when it's quieter, they have been seen on our property and on the private road that services it. As a consequence, my first sighting of a wild black bear was just last August on our trip to the Applachians when we saw a family (from a safe distance) in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.We get a lot of wildlife at our cottage. All the regular birds and squirrels and chipmunks. Have a large herd of deer that live out back, we track them much more easily in the winter when the fields look like the 491 of deer tracks
Have spotted black bear droppings but not seen her yet. Coyotes, wolves, saw a bobcat once