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Two guys are backpacking in the mountings and stop for a break.  One of them takes off his back pack, removes his hiking boots, extracts his sneakers from the backpack, and proceeds to change his footwear.

His buddy asks “Why are you putting on your sneakers?”

“This is grizzly bear country.”

“You can’t outrun a grizzly bear!”

“I don’t have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you!”

Bear Warning

If you are out hiking, and are chased by a bear, here’s how you can tell what kind of bear is chasing you:

If you climb up a tree and the bear climbs up after you, it’s a black bear.

If you climb up a tree and the bear knocks the tree over with this front paw, it’s a grizzly bear.

If you climb up a tree and the bear reaches up and grabs you, it’s a Kodiak bear.

If a bear is chasing you, and there are no trees to climb, it’s a polar bear.

The Forest Service has issued a BEAR WARNING in the national forests for this summer.   They are urging everyone to protect themselves by wearing Bells and carrying Pepper Spray.  Campers should be alert for signs of fresh Bear activity and should be able to tell the difference between Black Bear dung and Grizzly Bear dung.

Black Bear dung is rather small and round. It contains fruit seeds and/or squirrel fur in it.

Grizzly Bear dung smells like pepper spray and has bells in it.