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Re: [at-l] Pepper spray
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Pepper spray
- From: Orange Bug <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 20:41:53 -0700 (PDT)
Probably the bear wouldn't even consider the small cannister adequate
pepper for a salad to go.
Our black bears are more likely to be interested in our unprotected
backpacks or food bags. A black bear attacking a human is rare,
although it did occur this spring in the GSMNP. If a bear became
interested in you as a potential meal, the pepper spray would be a
waste of effort while you should be taking efforts to discourage the
bear or to leave the area.
Heck, that little cannister might not deter a bad guy in Buckhead, much
less a hungry and determined bear. At least it probably weighs less
than bear bells.
--- betty sue allen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I just bought a small cannister of pepper spray (10 % pepper). Would
> this be effective to use on black bears, or would it just make them
> mad? ...
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