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Words of Wisdom September 19, 2011

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Before we left for vacation, our friend Jim offered this advice:

Q: How do you know what kind of bear is chasing you?

A: Climb a tree. If the bear climbs up after you, it’s a black bear. If it knocks the tree down, it’s a grizzly bear. If there aren’t any trees, it’s a polar bear.


1. Jenny - September 19, 2011

Ha ha ha! I love this.

2. Eulalia Benejam Cobb - September 20, 2011

And how do you tell grizzly scat from black bear scat? The grizzly scat has those little bells in it that hikers wear on their boots to scare bears. (This bit of wisdom, as I assume does yours, comes from the west.)

3. helen - September 21, 2011

Very useful information. I will add this to the knowledge I gleaned from reading a book over Christmas that gave tips on how to avoid being killed by large wild mammals. (I first learned of javelinas in that book, and their shortsightedness, which often causes them to run towards rather than away from any human in their midst… the latter then ends up being trampled to death. To avoid this undignified fate, the book recommends climbing on top of a large rock.)

4. Deloney - September 22, 2011

If the bear is chewing on your bamboo hat, it might be a koala. Throw hat like a frisbee.

5. Damyanti - September 23, 2011

Thanks for the advice, Kate 🙂

And thanks for that added bit, Deloney lol

6. Deloney - September 26, 2011

Your A to Z book sounds intriguing. Wish I had an e-book reader.

indigo bunting - September 28, 2011

D: You can download a pdf, fyi. Which is what I did.

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