Black Bear. (If you encounter a black bear, appear large, hold your ground and punch it hard in the nose. It will retreat.)
Nothing like a close bear encounter to make you rethink what you're packing and how your camp is set up, and how you travel in the woods. Admittedly I had a quick cry from the stress of being huffed at close range, back at camp...
Black Bear Infographic - "All You Need to Know About Black Bears" - Learn about black bear habitats, diets and what to do if you encounter one.
American Black Bear, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada; photo by Brandon Smith
Beautiful black bear in the Great Smoky Mountains
Black bear Chimera that helps defend the Cold Mountain Freehold More
Northern Michigan black bear
Grizzly vs Black Bear identification guide. www.gunbid.co.uk
Saw this dude late last night! 5-10-12 Stopped us in our tracks! YIKES just…
Little Black Bear Cub on the Run.