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Old 04-29-19, 06:25 PM
Mountain Mitch
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I’ve run into lots of bears on the Island but they don’t seem aggressive at all. More the further north you go but they’re all around. Not a big concern.

Cougars (aka mountain lions) on the other hand are a very real concern. Lots of mauling, occasional fatality. However, if you’re over about 120 lbs./ 50 kg your chance of being attacked is much lower.

I was also attacked by a Roosevelt Elk one time on Vancouver Island. Chased me around the campsite. I think he was trying to prove my theory that ungulates are more dangerous than carnivores!

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