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    Default Bear Encounters

    I've had a few.

    This one isn't mine, but it's an interesting display of typical black bear behavior (the ones who don't run at first sight of a human that is).

    http://www.wimp.com/curiousbear/

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    I'm at 4-6 by now.

    Most were harmless. One was scary but went just fine.
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    I live in Colorado and have gone camping in the mountains a number of times. My sister lives in Crested Butte, right next to a little stretch they call "bear alley" (every trash can in that town is bear-proof). As a result, I've seen/been fairly close to wild bears a few times. Never felt endangered. I don't have any friends who have stories of feeling endangered by bears either (that I know of).

    Hell, despite my sister's town being a hotspot for both bears and drunk ski bums stumbling home in the dead of night (including me once or twice: a few drinks goes a very long way at that altitude), there hasn't been a bear attack in many years, maybe decades (not counting the occasional pet). They're generally just considered a nuisance, not a threat.

    Every so often one wanders down to Boulder or even the areas surrounding Denver as well.
    Does he want a pillow for his head?

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    I had one up near Mammoth.

    Thing was straight frolicking thru the snow like a giddy fucking child.

    All of a sudden it stops, about 25 ft from me, at the bank of a little stream.

    Didn't even know I was there til it heard the velcro from my leatherman, and then it bolted.

    On both a related and unrelated note, I've always found dancing bear videos hilarious:

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