Hiker stabs aggressive bear
In one encounter, which took place Wednesday, Sept. 18, three bears followed a woman hiking alone, according to the DEC. The woman made several attempts to scare the animals away, but they continued to follow her. One bear, in particular, got very close to the woman near Stephens Pond.
“Feeling threatened she stabbed the bear with a knife,” according to a DEC statement.
Many of us love to hike, some parting words of wisdom:
If approached by a bear, do not run - stand tall, wave you hands over your head and to your sides, yell and clap hands,” the DEC said in statement. “If the bear doesn’t move off (throw) rocks, sticks or other objects. Do not throw food or objects containing food.
Also, don’t club the bear with a baguette or bean them with a muffin.