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Surviving animal attacks
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:49:44 PM »
Yowbarb Note: This article is found in Prepared For That website, a wealth of information.
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http://preparedforthat.com/preventing-surviving-bear-attack/

Preventing and Surviving a Bear Attack


September 29, 2013 by Josh

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Re: Surviving animal attacks
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 11:30:21 AM »
This just randomly popped into my head, looking at this Topic title...
I am not an expert in cattle prods nor do I know the best deal to get one.

This type will not hold the charge, once used, to avoid electrical hazard. Battery operated.
Looks like it extends out and could be kept in a backpack to ward off four legged creatures of all types and the two legged variety also.
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Syrvet Livestock Prod - from ValleyVet.com  They are based in Marysville, Kansas



http://www.valleyvet.com/zoomimage.html?img=swatches/21925_L_vvs_000.jpg

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Re: Surviving animal attacks
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 07:45:02 AM »
I have often wondered what I'd do if a bear came in too close to my property.  The bears in this area are occasionally coming into town for a couple days now, so I think it's just a matter of time before I encounter one.  Especially once I get chickens.  I've always heard raising your arms to look bigger will scare them off, but I think keeping a gun nearby won't be a bad idea.  I'd much rather shoot it over the bear to scare it away than to shoot the bear directly.

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Re: Surviving animal attacks
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 03:15:18 PM »
I have often wondered what I'd do if a bear came in too close to my property.  The bears in this area are occasionally coming into town for a couple days now, so I think it's just a matter of time before I encounter one.  Especially once I get chickens.  I've always heard raising your arms to look bigger will scare them off, but I think keeping a gun nearby won't be a bad idea.  I'd much rather shoot it over the bear to scare it away than to shoot the bear directly.

I know what you mean. I wouldn't get much joy from shooting a bear. Of course if it were close to a survival camp and I was protecting family, kids grandkids and it seemed necessary - yes a warning shot and if that didn't do it, well then that bear would be toast.

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Re: Surviving animal attacks
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 05:29:27 PM »
I know.  I love bears.  I think they're cute!  Especially black bears!

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Re: Surviving animal attacks
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 09:51:55 PM »
I know.  I love bears.  I think they're cute!  Especially black bears!
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