24 August, 2010 18:55

24 Aug

nothing like reading bear precautions before you go out for a hike…. my favorite lines are… “the following suggestions may help”….”if the bear seems to be getting agitated”… and last but not least… “fall to the ground in a fetal position to reduce the trauma of the attack”
my preceptor told us a story of a friend of his who curled into the fetal position… the bear latched on to his elbow. The pain was so unbearable he flattened out and the bear took a chunk out of his butt…. Later they pulled a tooth out of the guy’s elbow.
He made it into a necklace… when his butt finally healed and he was allowed to sit instead of laying belly down! I will be hiking the Appistoki Falls trail tonight.
Happy trails!

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One Response to “24 August, 2010 18:55”

  1. Mrs. K August 24, 2010 at 8:44 PM #

    Have fun on the hike. Can’t wait to see pics. On our last backpacking trip in Denali we saw 6 bears!

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