While asleep in a tent in New Mexico, some Boy Scouts were attacked by a black bear. A zookeeper recently escaped an attack by a bear by using pepper spray. A hiker in Kentucky was bitten by a bear while hiking at Natural Bridge State Park. Let's face it folks, we are just not safe anymore.
As a public service I offer these tips.
You can determine what type of bears are in a given area by learning to recognize bear scat.
Brown and black bear scat is easily recognizable because it contains berries, twigs and bits of leaves.
Grizzly bear scat can be determined because it contains fishbones and bells.