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Re: sit still or panic!

Subject: Re: sit still or panic!
From: "Wil Hershberger" wil_hershber=
Date: Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:39 am ((PDT))

White-tailed deer. Got to love them. Sounds like he came in to you when you=
 clapped your hands then walked off.
Great recording Mark.

Wil Hershberger
Nature Images and Sounds, LLC
Hedgesville, WV
The Songs of Insects
My Blog

On Jun 12, 2011, at 8:40 AM, Mark Brennan wrote:

> Hello all, There is a bit of a story to this recording. I am near a lake,=
> or so from the nearest house recording the Dawn chorus in an Acadian Fore=
> It=92s just getting light, the greens are starting to show in the diminis=
> gloom. I don=92t have my headphones on but the recorder is running and I =
can hear
> some sounds off in the distance. I am fine with this, but they get closer=
> they are about 30m from me. Two weeks before I saw a mother Black Bear ne=
ar here
> 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 =
lots of
> Black Bears in the wild and usually they take off but this was too close =
> comfort! So I had to make a decision and a plan, what if it was a bear an=
d how
> would I let it know I was there without startling it. You can listen to t=
his and
> make up your own mind. Now that I have listened to the recording, I knew =
> about 10 seconds what it was. You can hear it challenging the microphones=
 but 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 my
> chest for a bit! Black Bears, I love them.. But they would make short wor=
k of
> someone like me who startled it so close. I normally carry bear spray, bu=
t this
> time it was in my other pack. Can you tell what it was? I know because I =
saw 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
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