Get the bear facts

While those bears may look cute and cuddly in those Facebook videos, you may not think so when you encounter one unexpectedly.

Row, row, row, your boat…

My group of friends and I found ourselves on the Appalachian Trail and a large bear between us and the cabin we had rented. We were at a loss as to what to do.

Fortunately with the realization that almost all wild animals will leave an area with loud unpredictable noises, we began to clap and sing at the top of our lungs. Unfortunately the first song to come to mind was “Row, row, row, your boat…”

With so many bear sightings recently in our area, I thought it might be useful to hear from the NC Wildlife Commission to give us some other options.

Bear Facts