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Today we took my sister zip lining at camp fortune which was awesome, if a long activity. Then we headed over to O’Brien beach on Meech Lake. It's kind of a small beach that's close to the road. Nothing out of the ordinary happened until the bear showed up.
A small black bear tried to get into the animal proof garbage cans. It was the closest that I have been to a bear while not being in a car / house before (let's say 40'). The life guard made a phone call and a guy in a fluorescent vest showed up. He put on some ear protection and used something that looked like a spray can on the bear. It didn't enjoy that much and took off. This was only after the bear discovered that it didn't have to get into the garbage cans to get to food - some was on tables with people just milling about it.
Since my mom was quite concerned about us taking VR zip lining we made sure that she called home with a message along the lines of "we're safe and well and the bear didn't eat our lunch". You know, 'cause it's never too late to mess with your mom's head. ;-)Posted by jim at August 7, 2009 09:21 PM