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Old 07-12-2010, 06:10 PM
pineman19 pineman19 is offline
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Location: Greeneville, TN
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I agree on the running bear part. Have been very close to a bear once, but it was moving slowly down Greenbriar. I saw a big bear on the trail to Forney Creek once, it was around 75 yards away from me and a girlfriend, had two young of the year cubs in tow. It either smelled or saw us and booked straight up the adjacent ridge after the cubs took refuge first. Seeing how fast that big bear could move up a 30-40 degree slope was humbling to say the least. Made me realize that if a bear decided to make a move on me, that there would be little I could do, but defend myself as best possible.

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