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To: Zhang Fei

I remember that. Why was the bear following the group? I thought they were shy and naturally afraid of humans?


18 posted on 02/14/2020 2:58:03 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

[I remember that. Why was the bear following the group? I thought they were shy and naturally afraid of humans?]


I’ve always thought that the shy bit was BS. It’s not so much that all bears are shy as the ones that are not are hunted down and killed. They don’t get to pass on their genes. Bears are apex predators. They eat anything they want (except for people armed with guns who can also shoot straight under pressure). The shy ones are the survivors in a world dominated by humans. But the randomness of what traits get passed down (i.e. two really good-looking people have really ugly kids) means that “shy” bears will occasionally end up producing aggressive offspring.

https://www.njherald.com/article/20141030/NEWS/909018023


22 posted on 02/14/2020 3:13:16 PM PST by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
I remember that. Why was the bear following the group? I thought they were shy and naturally afraid of humans?

Because not all black bears are shy and naturally afraid of humans. Predatory black bears are a reality. A very small percentage but bad news if you happen to stumble upon one.

23 posted on 02/14/2020 3:13:27 PM PST by CommerceComet (Hillary: A unique blend of arrogance, incompetence, and corruption.)
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