Bear Attacks: Is the Risk Being Overhyped?

Recently, Todd Orr’s Facebook video went viral as he checked in following two bear attacks.  With that in the news, the topic of bear attacks has come up in a variety of forums.

Vox recently released an article about deadly bear attacks in national and state parks.  A read of the article helps put your likelihood of being fatally attacked in perspective.  Of note to highpointers, Spruce Knob-Seneca Falls with three, and Denali National Park with two, rank in the top ten of national and state parks with fatal attacks since 1900.

So highpointers, use caution when you are in areas where bear encounters are possible, but remember, your odds of being killed by a bear are not as great as it might seem while the topic is dominating Facebook feeds.

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