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Grizzly Bear Attacks and Kills Trainer

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 23 April, 2008

A 7 1/2 foot tall, 700 lb. grizzly bear killed one of
his trainers with a bite to the neck yesterday. “Rocky”,
the 5 year old bear was recently seen in the movie
“Semi-Pro” where he wrestled Will Ferrell’s character.

At the time of the attack, 3 experienced animal handlers
were working with Rocky in a training center in
California. Pepper Spray was used to subdue and contain
the grizzly immediately after the attack, and no other
injuries were reported.

This bear was known as one of the best bears in the
business and seemed to obediently follow cues and
instructions. “You can train them and use as many safety
precautions as you can, but you’re still taking a chance
if you’re putting yourself in contact with them, It’s
still a wild animal,” says a zoo worker.

If you ever come across a bear in the wild, be assured
he probably isn’t trained to play nicely with humans.

The Sierra Club wants the Forest Service to require
everyone who enters a national forest in grizzly bear
country to carry bear spray Spokeswoman Heidi Godwin
said in a news release…

“The proper use of bear pepper spray will reduce human
injuries caused by bears, reduce the number of grizzly
bears killed in self defense, and help promote the
recovery and survival of the grizzly bear.”

We don’t necessarily approve of making new laws, but it
does show how effective bear spray is against bears.
Also, make sure that the spray you are using is registered
with the EPA for use against bears. There is a special
formula for this and ordinary pepper spray is not
recommended.

Carry on your belt so you’ll always be ready or set it
out at the camp so everyone has easy access to it. Some
states now have hunting laws requiring possession of a
defensive spray where bears are common. Check with your
local authorities.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to
you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection
could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in safety,

Rob Cook

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Bah, It’s only a 16 foot Python. No Worries Mate.

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 28 February, 2008

A 16 foot scrub python devoured a family dog in front of the
children, ages 5 and 7, who were playing in their yard. The
110 pound snake quickly squeezed the life out of the much
smaller silky terrier-Chihuahua crossbreed before swallowing
it whole at their home near Kuranda in Queensland state in
Australia.

This story, as amazing as it is, actually gets worse. The
python actively stalked the family dog, as the family
noticed the snake hanging around for several days. They
even saw it hanging out in the dog’s bed, which apparently
was a tell-tale sign that the snake was out to get the dog,
says a local snake expert.

Ok fine, perhaps the family was unaware of the staking
rituals of a scrub python, but if you notice a 16 foot
python spending extra time around your house and you
have a small dog, and two small children, don’t you call
Animal Control ASAP? Crikey!

It’s not like they could have armed the pooch with pepper
spray
or a stun gun but come on now. Pick up your phone
before your dog’s hind legs and tail are all that are
sticking out of the snake’s mouth.

Let’s step back for a second and forget about the animals
for a minute. If there was a strange van parked across the
street from your house on and off for a few days and you
noticed a suspicious looking stranger hanging around, how
long do you wait to call the police to check out the
situation?

Hopefully before your child or a neighbor’s child ends up
missing. If their indifferent reaction to the frequent
snake sightings are any indication, am afraid that might
be the case.

Don’t wait until it is too late. Protect yourself and your
loved ones. Buy some pepper spray or a stun gun. If you
live in bear country, buy some bear spray. Be prepared
before something bad happens.

And if you see a 16 foot snake staking out your property,
or a suspicious stranger, or a rabid dog, PICK UP YOUR
PHONE. Call the Police, call animal control, call your
cousin Big Vito, just do something!

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to
you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection
could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in Safety,

Rob Cook

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Does a Bear Smell Pepper Spray in the Woods?

Posted by Rob on Monday, 2 July, 2007

If you read my blog back at the beginning of May, you
already received my Bear joke, and bear safety tips. If
not, you can scroll back to:

https://worthprotectionsecurity.com/blog/?p=9

I love that joke. Of course, I have never been chased by a
bear. I’m sure that experience would sour the joke for me.
I also would never knowingly be caught out in bear country
with out some handy dandy bear spray.

One of the things I have noticed lately in my marketing
efforts, namely Google Adwords, is that I get quite a few
clicks on my Bear Spray ads, but convert far fewer to
actual sales. In an attempt to rectify this, I have just
decided to offer you a discount on the holster that you
probably should purchase as an accessory to your canister
of bear spray.

If you order one can of Bear Pepper Spray or Bear Mace, you
will be offered the nylon holster at 1/2 price, and if you
buy two cans, you will get a FREE holster. Normally the
holster would run you $15.00, so you are either getting a
$7.50 or a $15.00 price break.

Having your Bear Spray attached to your belt or front strap
of your backpack is HIGHLY recommended. When you need to
grab your bear spray and unload its contents in the general
direction of a bear, the last thing you want to do is have
to dig through a full backpack, or search around for it.
You need it right there, right in reach, right when you need
to use it.

Besides the whopper sized 16oz Wildfire Pepper Sprays, the
Bear Sprays are on the pricey side of the pepper spray
spectrum due to their size and special formulation. But
please do not let the $39.95 price tag discourage you from
arming yourself!

Even though I make money from selling you products to defend
yourself, I truly hope you never have to actually use them.
Especially in the situation as terrifying and stressful as
fending off a charging grizzly bear. But then again, if you
were ever faced with that situation, how much would that
$40 can (and $7.50 holster) be Worth to you?

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to
you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection
could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in safety,

Rob Cook

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When Bears Attack!

Posted by Rob on Friday, 4 May, 2007

Jesse and Lewis had been hiking all day with heavy packs across the wide open tundra. It was towards the end of the day when they saw a HUGE grizzly bear standing up on its hind feet about 300 meters away.

Knowing the ways of bears they both froze, daring not to move for fear of giving away their position. Both sensed the direction of the wind and realized their scent was carried directly towards the curious bruin. And at that moment they could see, even from such a great distance, the bear’s nose tweak, sniffing those molecules that shouted “Dinner!”

Lewis became worried, more so when the bear let out a great roar and launched on all fours in their direction. He reached for his rifle he watched as Jesse sat calmly down on the tundra, took off his pack, opened it and brought out a pair of never used running shoes. As the bear rapidly approached Jessie pulled off his hiking boots and calmly put the shoes on.

“What are you doing?” Lewis yelled. “You know you can’t outrun a bear!”

Jesse looked up just as he was finishing lacing his shoes. “Yea, I know. But you see, I don’t have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you.”

All kidding aside, bears are no joke. You don’t even have to be deep in the woods to worry about bears. Even in your backyard, you may encounter a bear if you are living anywhere near bear country. No, I’m not talking about the Chicago area, those Bears are virtually harmless…

Just the other day, a woman in Colorado was clawed by a bear. She opened her front door to figure out what her dogs were barking at. Stepping out onto he porch, she came face to face with the bear who took a swipe at her. Luckily for her, her wounds were not life-threatening.

This time of year is when the bears are ending their time in hibernation. They are hungry after the past few months of slumber and are looking for food. Greasy barbecues, food in your garbage, bird feeders, even car air fresheners may entice a bear to investigate further, wrecking havoc on anything in their path.

When hiking in bear country, always make your presence known. Avoid surprising a bear. Make plenty of noise near dense vegetation or areas of limited visibility. Remain aware of your surroundings and look for signs of recent bear activities, tracks, or scat. Avoid areas where bears might feed such as berry patches, stream sides, white bark pine stands. Carry bear pepper spray and keep it within easy reach. Know how to use it.

When camping in bear country, be sure to store your food in plastic away from your campsite. Hang the food from a tree at least 14 feet above ground and four feet away from the trunk. Avoid camping near stream sides, where bears like to frequent, or next to bushes where visibility is limited.

If you see a bear, keep your distance and allow the bear every opportunity to avoid you. If the bear continues to approach you, it is most likely trying to identify what you are. Remain calm. A standing bear is usually curious, not threatening. Identify yourself by talking in a normal voice. Try to back away slowly at a diagonal angle. If the bear follows, stop and hold your ground. Don’t run. Bears can reach speeds of 35 mph, and like dogs, they will chase fleeing animals. If the bear gets too close, wave your arms, raise your voice, and be more aggressive. Never make high-pitched squeals or attempt to sound like a bear.

If you are attacked by a grizzly bear, fall to the ground and play dead. Typically a bear will break off its attack once the threat is removed. Remain motionless as long as possible. On the contrary, if you are attacked by a black bear, fight back vigorously. Throw stones.

Remember, bear attacks are rare, and most can be avoided with the proper precautions. Always maintain a healthy respect for wildlife. Never feed animals, and be sure to keep an appropriate distance. The Sierra Club wants the Forest Service to require everyone who enters a national forest in grizzly bear country to carry bear spray. Spokeswoman Heidi Godwin said in a news release, “The proper use of bear pepper spray will reduce human injuries caused by bears, reduce the number of grizzly bears killed in self defense, and help promote the recovery and survival of the grizzly bear.”

Guard Alaska 20% ultra hot bear pepper spray has proven so effective repelling bears, it is the only one registered with the EPA as a repellent for ALL SPECIES of bear!

It is absolutely the most effective and powerful defensive bear spray available today. It is environmentally safe! Does not contain flammable or ozone depleting substances. The formula is scientifically proven superior, and endorsed by the Alaska Science & Technology Foundation. You need something you can depend on in the woods. Bear pepper spray is an effective deterrent to attacking bears. Treat all bear encounters with extreme caution.

https://worthprotectionsecurity.com/bearspray.htm

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Stay safe and be prepared!

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