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Wingtip
11-19-2001, 10:44 PM
The California/Oregon State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and golfers to take extra precautions and to be on the alert for bears while in the Truckee, Kirkwood and Yosemite areas.

They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert but not startle the bears. They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch for signs of bear activity. People should be able to recognise the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings.

Black bear droppings are small and contain berries and possible squirrel fur.

Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper.
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