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  1. #351
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    Well fine; There's nothing more tedious than a blase bear.

  2. #352
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    One of the popular designs for bear boxes around here is a push up latch inside a metal surround. I guess the idea is that surround is too narrow for a paw but not for a human hand, although it seems like a bear could open it if they* had a mind to. So either black bears aren't as smart as griz, or there are too many easier food sources to bother.

    *I wasn't sure what pronouns bears use.
    There is a razor thin margin between the smartest bear and the dumbest human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    There is a razor thin margin between the smartest bear and the dumbest human.
    I’d say more like overlap.

    Or a Venn diagram.

  4. #354
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    One of the popular designs for bear boxes around here is a push up latch inside a metal surround. I guess the idea is that surround is too narrow for a paw but not for a human hand, although it seems like a bear could open it if they* had a mind to. So either black bears aren't as smart as griz, or there are too many easier food sources to bother.

    *I wasn't sure what pronouns bears use.
    When I was living in Red Lodge, they upgraded all of the residential trash hoppers to a more bear-resistant design. The downside was that they were also more human-resistant, particularly if you didn't know how they worked (I felt like an idiot after watching the YouTube video, but it did make things a lot easier). So since tourists can't be bothered to read directions, let alone watch YouTube videos, we ended up with trash not always ending up inside the receptacles.

    As far as pronouns, if I'm close enough to find out, I'll defer to whatever the bear prefers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anotherVTskibum View Post
    When I was living in Red Lodge, they upgraded all of the residential trash hoppers to a more bear-resistant design. The downside was that they were also more human-resistant, particularly if you didn't know how they worked (I felt like an idiot after watching the YouTube video, but it did make things a lot easier). So since tourists can't be bothered to read directions, let alone watch YouTube videos, we ended up with trash not always ending up inside the receptacles.

    As far as pronouns, if I'm close enough to find out, I'll defer to whatever the bear prefers.

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  7. #357
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    https://www.kulr8.com/bozeman/camper...69bab0731.html

    This Boo boo wasn't so blase.


    MYSTIC LAKE, Mont. - A camper was reportedly bitten by a bear at Mystic Lake Saturday.

    Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue says Gallatin County Dispatched received a call of the incident.

    The patient was too injured to make the trip down, but found a nearby runner who was able to call 9-1-1 once in cellular service.

    Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteers, Deputies, Paramedics, and LifeFlight Network personnel responded to the area and searched the service road leading to the road.

    LifeFlight searched from the air and located the patient close to Mystic Lake.

    The patient was treated on-site then airlifted to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

    “Sheriff Springer would like to remind recreational enthusiasts to always be aware of their surroundings,” Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue said. “There have been several bear sightings in and around Gallatin County. If you are camping, make sure your food is locked away, or in a container which cannot be opened by wildlife.”
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

  8. #358
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    Well, that really bites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongShortLong View Post
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    I think I found the inspiration for this cartoon. Even dressed the same...


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  11. #361
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    I didn't realize grizzlies were in GTNP.

  12. #362
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    Grizzlies actually range down to about 100 miles south of Jackson, and to the big Holes to the West of Driggs. They have been remarkably successful in the last 20 years. They are my biggest cycling fear on the trails, tbh.
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