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Bears in the wood

The Wyoming Department of Fish and Game, recently issued this bulletin:

In light of the rising frequency of mountain biker/grizzly bear conflicts, the
Wyoming Department of Fish and Game is advising mountain bikers as well as
hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert of bears
while in the field.

“We advise mountain bikers to wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as
not to startle bears that aren’t expecting them. We also advise mountain bikers
to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear activity. Mountain
bikers should recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear
manure:

Black bear manure is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur.

Grizzly bear manure has little bells in it and smells like pepper.

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