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Subject: sit still or panic!
From: "Mark Brennan" markbrennanfinear=
Date: Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:40 am ((PDT))

Hello all, There is a bit of a story to this recording. I am near a lake, 4=
or so from the nearest house recording the Dawn chorus in an Acadian Forest=
It=E2=80=99s just getting light, the greens are starting to show in the dim=
gloom. I don=E2=80=99t have my headphones on but the recorder is running an=
d I can hear
some sounds off in the distance. I am fine with this, but they get closer u=
they are about 30m from me. Two weeks before I saw a mother Black Bear near=
with two young cubs! I cant see what it is, but I can see the undergrowth
moving. I just about had myself convinced it was a bear. Now I have seen lo=
ts of
Black Bears in the wild and usually they take off but this was too close fo=
comfort! So I had to make a decision and a plan, what if it was a bear and =
would I let it know I was there without startling it. You can listen to thi=
s and
make up your own mind. Now that I have listened to the recording, I knew wi=
about 10 seconds what it was. You can hear it challenging the microphones b=
ut at
this point I am not sure because the sounds are too muffled with my 100ft
cables. Anyway, needless to say, I survived but my heart was beating out of=
chest for a bit! Black Bears, I love them.. But they would make short work =
someone like me who startled it so close. I normally carry bear spray, but =
time it was in my other pack. Can you tell what it was? I know because I sa=
w it
eventually! But the recording gives you some great audio clues.
heres the link
I am sure most of you have had experiences like this!

Mark A. Brennan
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