The threat of bears may seem remote to many of us who don't live on the edge of a Natural Park. However, everyday people find out that with deforestation bears are becoming cozy in many areas that are close
to wooded areas.
Bears in search of food don't regard backyards with trees as strange. In fact, in Granby, Colorado, a young black bear casually entered the home through a large doggie door and ate the pet's dog food in June of last year. On another occasion, in Wisconsin a 125-pound black bear leisurely entered a grocery store while people shopped and perched itself on a 12-foot cooler for an hour. Not your everyday trip to the market.
More and more bears are finding their way out of the woods and into our comfort zones, and although we don't blame them for wanting an easier way to hunt down food, we do need to take caution especially when we live close to or around a forest or wooded area.
Whether it's some lone misguided Black bear that found its way to the garbage can in your backyard, or a massive Grizzly defending its turf that your trail walk led you to, bear pepper spray can ultimately save
In fact, a USA Today article (3/2/2010) publicized that "Yellowstone officials say pepper spray is a proven last line of defense against a charging bear." (http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2010-03-02-yellowstone-hibernating-bears_N.htm
When traditional deterent tactics like keeping your distance, being alert, making noise, and avoiding eye contact don't work, you can still have an effective backup resource ready at hand -- bear spray, a trusted and proven bear attack deterrent. Keeping it handy during backyard leisure time, whenever walking in a
forested area, and while camping, bear spray's 35-foot reach has proven to be a life-saving way to keep a bear at bay.
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