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Black bears, for instance, are usually less aggressive and more tolerant of people. The dogs, yelping and barking, later returned to the cabin, but the woman never returned and was later found with a bear standing over her. Grizzly Bear vs Gorilla (Gorilla vs Bear Who Would Win) Although grizzly bears and gorilla, both live in a totally different habitat, it, however, doesn’t mean they both cannot be put in a forceful fight. "They just don't want to attack people," Garsheilis said. The accommodating black bear. "They don't go away mad," Rogers said. However, black bears are typically not aggressive and fear the "repercussions of attacking someone," Garshelis said. 0000003301 00000 n ~���qh� �â< �%�F��x�� R���A��d֒�F�׌o��cs0��{����K�pN96�*�0��,+����gz������cLM? BLACK BEAR TRACKS. For a black bear (in the wild) to be in great physical shape is almost universal. 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Yelling or banging pots and pans may do the trick as well, Garshelis said, while Rogers advised using pepper spray to encourage bears to retreat. ", An article on the website for Orvis, a retail company that specializes in fishing, hunting and sporting goods, suggests that dog owners "quietly and quickly leave the area" if the bear has not spotted you, but if it has, to "keep your dog close and calm, avoiding sudden movements.". Black bears living near humans adapt readily to alternate food sources, such as garbage from dumps or campsites and handouts from tourists in parks. Park biologists believe that Yosemite's population of black bears is between 300 and 500 bears. In Minnesota, three of the seven unprovoked bear attacks recorded since 1987 in which the victim required hospitalization involved a dog, Dave Garshelis, a bear research scientist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, told ABC News. 0000042881 00000 n woman was killed in Canada by a black bear, (MORE: Bear kills Minnesota woman while she's searching woods for her dogs), (MORE: Wildlife officials euthanize black bear cub after it became too friendly with humans), (MORE: California man bitten after kicking mama bear that attacked his dog, police say), (MORE: Bear attacks woman in her front yard, drags her 88 yards, officials say). 0000001254 00000 n The active ingredient in pepper spray is oleoresin capsicum — the same chemical in chili peppers that gives them their sting and irritating effects. KEY WORDS aversive conditioning, black bear, hazing, nonlethal wildlife management, nuisance wildlife, Sequoia National Park, Ursus americanus. 0000001855 00000 n Fatal black bear attacks on humans are so rare -- more so than any other species of bear -- that they occur on average of once per year across North America, Garshelis said. "They're kind of timid animals.". Unless the Man is some super amazing fighter getting mauled by the bear is likely. "That's the only thing you can do," he said. They are the most intelligent native nonhuman animals in North America, and many modern bear biologists accredit them with the equivalent IQ of the great apes, some even dare give them the equivalent intelligence of a 3-year-old human. 0000000880 00000 n Fatal black bear attacks on humans are so rare -- more so than any other species of bear -- that they occur on average of once per year across North America, Garshelis said. 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