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Sep 04, 2013 23:13 |  #1

Ran into this black bear while hiking in the Eastern Sierras. When we came upon him he was sleeping next to the log, he heard us and got up and while taking a few photos he started to huff which got us to quickly back away and wait for him to move along.

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Sep 04, 2013 23:37 |  #2

Great capture. I also think you were very wise to back away. Black bear generally aren't aggressive unless you annoy them too much. You wisely heeded his/her warning. Thanks for sharing!


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Sep 05, 2013 07:30 |  #3

That's great!! now you have a story to boot!


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Sep 05, 2013 22:20 |  #4

nice shot and good call on backing away. how close were you?


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Sep 06, 2013 08:45 |  #5

Nice shot, might have done some backing away before taking a pic to be honest.


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Sep 06, 2013 14:23 |  #6

I was backing away just looking at the picture.


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Sep 08, 2013 22:57 |  #7

dbricks wrote in post #16271875 (external link)
nice shot and good call on backing away. how close were you?

Thanks, like 30-50'. About 2 seconds time if he charged us. I figured if he charged might as well get that special shot as I'm toast anyway..:)

My experience with Black Bears is unless they are protecting cubs they usually leave you alone. My concern was we had woke this one up so he did not have time to retreat from us. I was talking to him the whole time trying to keep him calm.


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