Merlin
There are bears in NJ, usually they just scare people a bit,
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:52am
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sometimes worse. Cuddly as they look they are predators and awfully fleet afoot for being so roly-poly, can climb like squirrels and swim pretty well as well. Consequently they need to be treated with respect despite the urge to pet them. ;-)

Puts me in mind of the story of the two hikers who encounter a bear and start running away.

One of them stops to change his hiking boots for his running shoes.

His buddy says, "You're cant's out run a bear even in running shoes."

His pal replies over his shoulder as he sprints away, "I don't have to out run the bear, only you."

  • Also....wondering, Mon Sep 10 11:29am
    We were driving through NJ once and had a black bear come out into the road just ahead of us.