Running With The Bears

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‘Da Bears’

I love them and all, and they are beautiful creatures, but, running up north will always have you concerned about bumping into them. I know of many great trails and routes around our cottage that are perfect for a long run but I do not enjoy them as much as I should knowing very well I could meet my demise en route.

This month’s Running Times Magazine has a small exceprt on Bears and this humourous quote stood out nicely;

When running in the woods, carry a bell or whistle to scare away black bears. Look for signs that bears are near. Black bear shit will have berries in it…

Grizzly bear shit will have bells and whistles.

Fortunately, Black Bears are all I need to contend with!