Re: Bear Attack in Tennesee - 04/14/06
Bears are so common now and they are used to being next to humans. I have had three in my yard in Massacusetts(not a place you usually think of bears being) at one time, a sow and two yearlings. I have walked up on them while fishing. One problem is people feeding them, sort of a Bambi thing I guess but very dangerous for the people and the bears. Cubs are out now and that increases the un-predictability by a huge factor. Walking along a stream with very quiet felt wade boots can really get you in interesting spots very fast so make some noise!