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Re: Yosemite bears appear smarter than the average camper

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avatar Yosemite bears appear smarter than the average camper
August 26, 2009 08:55PM
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August 26, 2009 09:17PM
The guy with the camera couldn't chase the bear away before he got the food? Sheesh!
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August 27, 2009 10:08AM
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The guy with the camera couldn't chase the bear away before he got the food? Sheesh!
Once someone told me it was rude to open and close a bear box too often because of the noise (quite a few squeak too) it makes. My understanding is that it should be more about the keeping the bears from getting human food than about disturbing people. The NPS specifically instructs people not to worry about waking people up if needed to scare off a bear.

I noticed a lot of bear boxes left open and coolers left out on my last visit. I think they figured it was daytime so it shouldn't be a problem. I've heard too many stories of "sneak attacks" even in broad daylight. I was also around when a bear snatched away a teen's backpack when he left it alone for under 10 seconds - although that was a night.
Re: Yosemite bears appear smarter than the average camper
August 26, 2009 10:37PM
He couldn't edit the video either!
Re: Yosemite bears appear smarter than the average camper
August 27, 2009 01:24AM
The bear seems to be getting bigger since the last time I saw her. She was very thin about a month ago but seems to be getting a good amount of human food. We saw her come through the campground about 4 days in a row. Rangers said she was about 3-4 years old.
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August 27, 2009 01:31AM
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The bear seems to be getting bigger since the last time I saw her. She was very thin about a month ago but seems to be getting a good amount of human food. We saw her come through the campground about 4 days in a row. Rangers said she was about 3-4 years old.

They're supposed to start the summer thin. winking smiley
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August 27, 2009 08:16AM
It's obvious most of the Granite is smarter than the average camper.
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