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Re: Possums (A Challenge)
In Glacier National Park, MT, home to at least one bear mauling per year,
the official advice from Park management is, *before* you are attacked,
to "stand your ground", yell, and "make yourself seem as big as
possible" (sic). However, if you are *being* attacked, the official
advice is to drop to the ground, roll yourself into a ball, and protect
the back of your neck with your hands.
Probably much like what _Purgatorius_ did when it was under attack from
an enraged _Troodon_ mother protecting her young. [dino content].
On Thu, 05 May 2005 14:10:02 -0700 "T. Michael Keesey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On 5/5/05, Phil Bigelow <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Playing dead sometimes works for humans who are being attacked by
> > provided that the bear isn't hungry. The problem is that most
> > aren't mind readers. I also suspect that few possums are mind
> At Gila National Forest, New Mexico I read a bulletin posted about
> dealing with bears that recommended actually fighting back if you
> attacked and cannot get away. I guess the reasoning is that bears
> lazy and may not take on a large animal if it looks like it's going
> cause any trouble. (Incidentally, this is the exact same advice
> seen given for dealing with rapists.)
> Umm ... DINOSAURS DINOSAURS DINOSAURS!!!
> --Mike Keesey