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By Stephen Herrero

Not as frightening as I anticipated, and that i consider extra ready to hike in endure nation! desk of Contents on the finish of the PDF for actual web page numbers. advent is there too. Searchable text.

What reasons endure assaults? whilst for those who play useless and whilst if you happen to struggle an attacking undergo? What will we learn about black and grizzly bears and the way can this information be used to prevent undergo assaults? And, extra more often than not, what's the bear's future?
Bear assaults is an intensive and unflinching landmark research of the assaults made on women and men through the nice grizzly and the sometimes lethal black endure. this can be a booklet for everybody who hikes, camps, or visits endure kingdom – and for someone who desires to be aware of extra approximately those occasionally fearsome yet consistently attention-grabbing wild creatures.

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Unfortunately they are also strong and therefore dangerous to people. 15 Prompt aggressive action toward the bear by the child's mother and family prevented serious injury to the boy. Current bear-management policy in Glacier Park, Montana, dictates that such bears be killed or captured and removed from the park after one aggressive incident. Such action is probably necessary to give an acceptable level of safety. But this new toughness toward grizzly bears must come in con­ junction with a similar toughness toward ignorant and careless park visitors, whose food or garbage starts a grizzly off on such a path.

The grizzly was huge, even for an adult male, weighing 761 pounds. This fact, combined with previous observations of the bear unknown to me at the time, provided clues that helped to explain the incidents. A very important previous observation of the bear was reported about . a week later. On the morning of the day of the first mauling, a reliable observ­ er saw a large, black grizzly bear feeding on garbage in the refuse storage sites of a restaurant, less than half a mile from where the mauling subse­ quently occurred.

I turned and looked back once, but I couldn't see much. My right eye was swollen shut and I could only see out of my left by holding my head higher than normal. I pulled my coat hood over my head and held my right arm tight against my body to reduce bleeding. I lay down twice to rest before I made the road. Fortunately I lay on the road less than a minute before two vehicles came along. 34 Bear Attacks Help did arrive soon, including a paramedic who bandaged Johnson's wounds. Johnson was airlifted to Fairbanks: The nurses told me that I was a bloody mess and that they spent over three hours in the emergency room cutting my hair and clothes, and cleaning me for surgery.

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