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Tips for Surviving a Bear Encounter

Bear cubs may look cute and cuddly, but mama is  usually nearby so stay away from the little ones.

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In North America, there are two species of bear -- black and brown (which includes subspecies grizzly and Kodiak bears) -- but it is often difficult to distinguish between the two. Both types are known to attack humans, and in the past century, approximately 100 people have died in North America due to bear attacks.

In the interest of not becoming part of that "grizzly" statistic, the following list offers a few tips to avoid or survive a bear attack.

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