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    Default OT. Oh my gosh!

    Now, what is it I am supposed to do? I remember I should be scared because the 4 baby bears were followed by their huge mother. They were 50’ from me and I was crawling a row of potatoes, busy digging. Big trouble if mom found me Infringing on her pathway. My husband is now telling me there was nothing to fear because 4 cubs means they are healthy and getting enough food. I suppose that makes me happy.?

    No matter what instructions I had ever read or heard I got up and walked the 100’ back to my electric scooter all the while loudly calling “John!” “John”! my husband’s name. He was in a different field picking haricot verts. I like to think I was yelling his name to warn him but, frankly, I was just scared and had some vague idea that a friend had told me when confronted by a bear on her farm she made a lot of noise and puffed herself up.

    I did not puff but I did make noise hoping the mother bear had not decided I was a threat and follow me. I remember thinking she could be right behind me. I might feel a swipe of her powerful and clawed arm at any moment. She had 4 babies to protect. Who could blame her ? I did not turn to see if she was following me. They had all been heading toward an Apple orchard and there was food for them on the ground from the thinning of the apples on the trees.

    I got to my scooter at the same time my husband came in his vehicle. I was not the only one in the neighborhood making noise at this point. Everyone shouted warnings to others to be aware, get pups inside and I made a mental note not to work into deep dusk anymore.

    So, I had the experience of a lifetime. And it is all fuzzy in my fear paralyzed brain. Not much of a tough old lady farmer. More of an old lady chicken**** farmer!
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    Holy Mackerel! What an adventure!! And you lived to tell it too! Thanks for taking the time to tell us :) Riveting!

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    An excellent telling of your misadventure!

    Thank you kindly. :-)
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    This just happened? And you're calmly here telling us about it? I'd be somewhere off in lala land, I think, if that had happened to me.

    I didn't realize bears ever showed up where you live, Linda. Never a dull moment, eh?
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    :) Wow Linda what an adventure. I'm glad they left you alone. Jeanie :)

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    ((((((Linda)))))) ~

    My goodness! That sounds very scary! I'm so grateful that Mama Bear left you alone.

    Perhaps it would be a good idea if you and John, and your neighbors, were equipped with bear repellent spray. Amazon sells some, as does Home Depot, and probably other places. You can carry it with you, whenever you are in the fields, where the bear might wander.

    Also, do you and John have cell phones with you when you're working in different areas? I think that would be a good idea, just in case anything happens including, but not limited to, a bear siting.

    You certainly live an interesting life. Be safe!

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    I'd never heard of bear repellent spray but it's sold on Amazon. Sounds like something Linda needs to have.
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    We only get coyote, deer and wolf sitings around here. We have to go all the way to the mountains to see bears. Sounds like your neighborhood is a little bit in the wild. I really don't want to see any bears anywhere near me. I can't run fast enough. I am glad Sam stays in with Howie because a coyote or wolf could do her some harm I would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia View Post
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    We only get coyote, deer and wolf sitings around here. We have to go all the way to the mountains to see bears. Sounds like your neighborhood is a little bit in the wild. I really don't want to see any bears anywhere near me. I can't run fast enough. I am glad Sam stays in with Howie because a coyote or wolf could do her some harm I would think.
    No one can run fast enough to outrun a bear!
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    No one can run fast enough to outrun a bear!
    Sam can!
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