Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsOther - Pets · 8 months ago

Will bear cubs let you pet them in The Great Smokey Mountains National Park?

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  • Casey
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    the cub might but mom will kill you (literally)

    • Verulam 1
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Beat me too it - totally agree.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    LOL. Try it. And tape it for our amusement.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes, but only once.

  • 8 months ago

    I saw personally what happens when this happens-a woman had to run in fear of her life as a mother bear tore after her. If this woman had not had her car to get into close by, she would have been in bad shape after her stupid act of running up and grabbing bear cub from behind.

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  • odd
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Bad idea. The mom. Think about the mom.

    Picture of bear attack victim (dead). Warning: Graphic.

    https://www.documentingreality.com/forum/f149/bear...

    • yogicskier
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      They should post that picture at every national park that has bears, buffalo, etc.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I haven't had much luck with that, the parks rangers even tried to arrest me because I broke several tourist necks while trying to pet them.

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  • GTB
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The cubs may, the mother of the cubs probably would not allow this. Legally you are also not permitted to do so as a visitor. If you were a properly trained and authorized animal protection officer or act under the explicit authorization of a properly trained and authorized animal protection officer you may be permitted to do so, but even then you would not be just a visitor.

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  • jimmy
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Sure, it's their mothers that have a problem with it.

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