What would you do if you spotted a group of black bears in your backyard? I would definitely freak out. But not this cat. She’s been sitting peacefully, minding her own business, when one of the bears approached. The bear started sniffing the cat, and got too close. As soon as his nose has touched her back, she showed him who’s the boss in that yard. Cats can be jerks, but sometimes we can benefit from it. I would like a yard-guarding cat like this one. Please, LIKE and SHARE.
Bears usually stay away from humans, unless they find a smelly source of food. To avoid a bear encounter during a hike, stay in groups. A bunch of people is usually noisier and more intimidating to bears. Never leave food, trash, dirty dishes or other scented products inside your tent. During the day, keep all your food secured in your cooler or car. Wash the dishes at least 100 feet away from the campground.
If you do come across a bear, talk to him calmly, to let the animal realize you are a human and not a prey animal. Remain still. It may come closer or stand on its hind legs to get a better look or smell. A standing bear is usually curious, not threatening. However, be extremely cautious with a female with cubs. Most bears do not want to attack you, they just want to be left alone. Bears may charge and then go away, they may also react defensively by yawning, salivating, growling, snapping their jaws. A scream or sudden movement may trigger an attack. Never imitate bear sounds or make a high-pitched squeal. Keep talking in lower voice to the animal, while moving away slowly and sideways. Do NOT run, bears are fast both uphill and down. If the bear follows, stop and hold your ground. Don’t try to climb a tree; both grizzlies and black bears can climb trees.