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Canadian man attacked by bear: "You don't have to do this"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stevicus, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
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    Canadian man says he pleaded with black bear during attack: 'You don't have to do this'

    Well, perhaps we can teach bears English so that they will understand our pleas if ever we have unfortunate encounters with bears. Or perhaps we can learn to speak bear.

    Well, I'm glad the guy turned out okay, and it's kind of a funny story.

    But can animals really understand us when we talk to them?
     
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  2. Erebus

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    Most likely a simple panic response. There comes a point where fear overrides rationality and people do whatever occurs to them in that moment to try and escape the situation.
     
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  3. Audie

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    I knew there would be some sort of ads for how
    to talk to bears.
    colt ad shoot bear - Google Search:
     
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    When you are about to die like that I suppose you resort to and say anything.

    Animals react on instinct in accordance with their nature.

    I don't understand anyone going where bears are and not having a firearm.

    Good-Ole-Rebel
     
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  6. Stevicus

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    Well, yeah, that's one way, of course. The thing is, a lot of wild animals, including bears, have generally learned to stay away from humans and human settlements. Precisely because we use these effective means of communication to let them know to stay away.

    But in recent years, I've been hearing stories of bears (and also coyotes) becoming more noticeable in human areas. Some of it is blamed on irresponsible humans who feed bears or leave food out which attracts them. I saw one guy feeding coyotes in a parking lot.
     
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  7. leov

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    May be it was a Russian bear?
     
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  8. Audie

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    I see in the news about people being attacked by
    mountain lions.

    Unfortunate as it may be, it seems that unless animals
    are persecuted and made afraid of people, they
    will do that.

    As for feeding them, I guess you get in trouble
    in Florida if you feed an alligator. Makes sense,
    they too need to be afraid, not associating people
    with food!
     
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    Well.... that good old Second Amendment surely trumped the man's cries, right?

    The bear in question had not one, but two Bear Arms?

    And the 2nd grants him that right, does it not?
     
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    Do you support the right to arm bears?
     
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  11. leov

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    They already are armed to the teeth...
     
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  12. Bob the Unbeliever

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    yes... I absolutely do. Also: Arm lions, elephants and any other endangered species.

    :)
     
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  13. Stevicus

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    There was a recent case of a mountain lion being killed by a car while crossing I-405 in the Santa Monica Mountains.
     
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  14. Audie

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    I saw that. And there are security videos of them
    chasing deer, in suburban yards.

    Interesting accounts too of a sort of new proto species
    of canine in the eastern USA, a wolf-dog-coyote mix
    that is better adapted to the environment than the
    ancestor species.

    How successful and dangerous these may prove to be
    remains to be seen.

    As ever, it is human predators that are more to be feared.
     
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  15. Revoltingest

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    As we see with @Wu Wei, bears immune to English.
    Although....black bears might be able to learn ebonics.
     
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    It works sometimes:

    Video shows how a Canadian politely encourages black bears to leave his yard
     
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  17. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Fixed that for you oh-overly-literate-one
     
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    Thank you.
    Good to see you're learning a little English.
    I might have to improve my opinion of bears.
     
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  19. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Thanks, didn't change my opinion of you at all
     
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    Whenever you tell a bear not to do something, you know they're going to go ahead and post pictures of Capitalism or maul you or whatever it is they were going to do.
     
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