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ha ha ha ha! Thats one way to make scat identifiable! That is funny.
 
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We all know what the Darwin Awards are, right?  [http://darwinawards.com/]  They are the awards given (usually posthumously) to people who improve the species by removing themselves from it.

Now, if we could nominate an activity, the one that would get my vote is mountain biking.  Here we have a bunch of intelligence-challenged folks who go into bear and cougar country, moving fast (like prey) and usually with headphones one (deaf).

Deaf, dumb, slow (without their wheels) prey!  What's for a large predator not to like?

It's hard to blame a bear for acting like a bear.  LUNCH!

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Well, I can tell you from experience that once you walk up on a griz sow, with cubs, along a dry creek bed, and you're sitting on the top side of a horse, it's an experience you won't forget.

My horse went 3/4s of the way up the mountain (a wyoming mountain) stopped, turned around, and slid back down. The slide back down was not a decision by the horse but a neccessity. The horse was on it's haunches because it had no choice, that's how steep the side of the mountain was.

Warning signs for grizzly bears exist for a reason to be sure, and although horses can't read, they still know why those signs exist.
 
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dvmcmrhp52 wrote:
Well, I can tell you from experience that once you walk up on a griz sow, with cubs, along a dry creek bed, and you're sitting on the top side of a horse, it's an experience you won't forget.

My horse went 3/4s of the way up the mountain (a wyoming mountain) stopped, turned around, and slid back down. The slide back down was not a decision by the horse but a neccessity. The horse was on it's haunches because it had no choice, that's how steep the side of the mountain was.

Warning signs for grizzly bears exist for a reason to be sure, and although horses can't read, they still know why those signs exist.


yikes! I can almost feel it happening. Glad you stayed on and the horse didn't leave you as bait to save his own butt! I can imagine a cartoon with the horse in the process of leaving and the rider left in the air holding a sign likely wiley coyote. the bear in the background and the sign says "one word, GLUE" I always threatened alpo but glue works too 
 
                                      
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Leah Sattler wrote:
yikes! I can almost feel it happening. Glad you stayed on and the horse didn't leave you as bait to save his own butt! I can imagine a cartoon with the horse in the process of leaving and the rider left in the air holding a sign likely wiley coyote. the bear in the background and the sign says "one word, GLUE" I always threatened alpo but glue works too 



Ahhh, it was a great mountain horse, believe me, but the person with the "handy" protection gun, had long since left the scene.
Nice guy.....last time I trust someone from alabama while in wyoming.
That horse went places I had to close my eyes, because it was that uncomfortable to me. I don't like heights.......and these mountains are treacherous. It was still an experience of a lifetime.

The week before we got there another pack horse came up on a griz, reared up, and got an elk antler that it was packing out poked up it's backside. He was put down a day after we got there.
 
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I just read some black bear precautions for my little town and it reminded me of this goofy photo and thread. Happy Spring - the bears are waking! 
 
                                              
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    that is a hilarious sign. 
 
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