Book: Learning To Talk Bear by Roland Cheekcategories: Book, Non-Fiction, Nature, Human-Animal Relationships, Adventure, Habit & Habitat, Wild Animal, Safety Around Bears, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Bear Spray, Fear of Bears, Grizzly Bear
Roland Cheekabout this book: Each time I pick up this book and see my picture, or read my name on its spine, I blush. Learning To Talk Bear, you see, is a composite of information gathered from many sources and I'm merely the vehicle for its dissemination.
With an angry grizzly bearing down at express-train speed from thirty feet. I remember thinking, "How is this going to come out". The bear was small for a grizzly, perhaps a hundred and eighty pounds. I outweighed it. But, shod as I was in a pair of leather hiking boots and clad in tennis shorts and a T-shirt--none of which seemed formidable enough to deter a bruin bent on brigandage--there was no way I'd come out ahead in a kicking match. Neither was I armed. My opponent's clacking teeth (now deafening) and long claws (still churning) might as well have been sweat-seeking missiles honing in on the drippiest thing on that ridge.
At twelve feet I thought to swing my camera-laden daypack at its face and step behind a pine tree. I really had no plan, no escape, not even untidy, shorts-wetting fear.
Still madly shouting, I raised the daypack. At ten feet the bear slowed, stopped, turned, and began pacing away.
Had I just Learned To Talk Bear?
By reading this book you too might Learn To Talk Bear.
You will learn about habits, habitats, motherly instincts, the extreme amount of reasoning these awesome creatures have and much more.
Oh My! Feared Grizzly Now a Wilderness Wonder
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