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  • Two Maine black bears chased a Marathon runner. The runner ran inside a stranger's screen porch to escape. Wow! Any advice?

    Lucky he didn't get shot by the Maine home owner :-)

    The news story video posted below.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/professional-runner-outruns-black-bears-maine/story?id=48495852
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  • #2
    It could be Mating Season(?) Black Bears>>>>Black Runner?????

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Treestand View Post
      It could be Mating Season(?) Black Bears>>>>Black Runner?????
      Tree, LOL
      Maybe they were hungry chasing after prey? Bears have poor eyesight and that guy runs like a deer? :-)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Treestand View Post
        It could be Mating Season(?) Black Bears>>>>Black Runner?????
        Welp, treeline, we better stay away from Alaska and their polar bears if that's how it works. Gary, I think the bear would've preferred a slow moving mcdonald's fed person if he wanted to catch a human for prey.

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        • #5
          I think all the bear manuals say "do not run away." The bears wouldn't know or care why someone was running, only the fact that he was.

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          • #6
            Sounds like he was lucky there was a house close at hand, or he'd have become ursine fast food.

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            • #7
              All he had to do was run 31mph and outrun the bears.

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              • #8
                Find a running partner that you're faster than

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