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Good morning from the lovely Northwest! I need your good memories here please. You know the joke about wearing "Bear Bell's" while hiking? Then there is something about you can tell "something" because of the little bells in the bear poop..or something like that. Anyone know what the joke is? My family is going to camp at Glacier Nat'l park over the holiday and I'd like to have that joke for them.

I know some of you will surely remember it! I have faith in you! :p LOL


Thanks! LQ
 

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Little Quacker in OR said:
Good morning from the lovely Northwest! I need your good memories here please. You know the joke about wearing "Bear Bell's" while hiking? Then there is something about you can tell "something" because of the little bells in the bear poop..or something like that. Anyone know what the joke is? My family is going to camp at Glacier Nat'l park over the holiday and I'd like to have that joke for them.

I know some of you will surely remember it! I have faith in you! :p LOL


Thanks! LQ
True story.

They "used to" suggest that hikers carry whistles instead of bells, not realizing that the grizzly's favorite food is Marmot. More commonly known as a "whistle pig". Yes, they were telling people to use an object that made the same sound as the grizzly's favorite meal. Yow

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:)thanks but that's not it! Cute though.

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LOL OK, found it and here it is. Makes me laugh every time!!

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME ADVISORY ON BEARS

Helena Montana, January 31, 1999 - In light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear conflicts, the Montana Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while in the field. "We advise that outdoorsmen should wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as not to startle bears that aren't expecting them," a spokesman said. "We also advise outdoorsmen 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. Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear paw prints and scat.
A grizzly's paw is larger and its claws are longer than that of a black bear. Black bear scat contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear scat has little bells in it and smells like pepper.

Hoot hoot! LQ
 
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