Syed Zeeshan Haider shared a neat weird link. Hi Syed! Cute story! But I didn't think you had much trouble with black bears in your neck of the woods! ;-) I had an issue with a black bear once ... I was on a very small motorbike. (50cc.) I was smaller then. And I just happened to end up on the wrong end of a dead end road. (Things like that happen when you are out exploring.) A dead end road no one knew I was on. (Hey, it's not like you file a flight plan when you're a kid, right?) ... Anyway, it turned out that this particular dead end road was located within about a mile or two of the local garbage dump. (It was a pretty rural area. There was no garbage collection service. You hauled your own garbage to the local dump. It was a place where the bears gathered.) It was a single track dirt road, so it wasn't very wide. I'm coming back and I come around a curve and see something in the middle of the road. Something that wasn't in the middle of the road when I was heading the other way. So I stop. I stop about ten feet away from a black bear. A black bear sitting in the middle of the road blocking my path. Not the biggest black bear in the world. But not a cub either. Probably a yearling. So we are probably each tipping the scales at a little over 100 pounds and sitting there staring at each other. Now bears don't have very good eyes. So he is squinting at me and sniffing and trying to figure out what the heck is making all this dang noise. My little Honda had a horn, see. So I'm sitting there on my little motorbike, this little fat kid, honking my little horn at this bear who is blocking my way. Beep. Beeeeeeep. <aside /> Ever wonder how parents and grandparents get grey hair? Anyway, he soon got tired of my guff and sauntered off into the forest. Bears are really good at sauntering. They have the hips for it. RonL. Fortunately for me American black bears are pretty mellow. Don't try this at home with an Asiatic Spectacled Bear! Ouch!