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June 16, 2021

THEN WHY EVEN GO TO A NATIONAL PARK?

National Park Service once again tells tourists to not push their friends into bears

(Thanks to Barry Nester)

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"Bears can sense overacting."

This is bad news for William Shatner.

Yogi and Boo Boo will be very disappointed.

It is still OK to push strangers into bears.

Pushing bears into friends still OK, though?

Asking for a friend.

Also, it's still okay to walk up to a bear for a selfie, right?

Just the bear facts.

So if things are really tense at work, and your boss invites you on a "team-building trip" to Yellowstone, don't go.

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 wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as not to startle the bears that aren't expecting them. 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 poop.
Black bear poop is smaller and contains a lot of berry seeds and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and smells like pepper spray.

How far into a bear are you not allowed to push them?

What about running faster than my friends? Would that be acceptable?

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