熊の出没 Coming Across a Bear
The season when bears come out of hibernation is upon us. In New Zealand, there aren't any bears. Therefore, I'm always thinking about what I should do if I come across a bear in the mountains of Japan. I want to obtain as much information as possible. I found this info in my community circular last autumn. The part I highlighted was especially new information for me. I think it is very useful information. That is this. 「Even then if the bear continues to approach (after retreating without turning your back on it), put a hat, piece of clothing or the like on the ground and divert it's attention.」 In the best case scenario, the bear will flee from me. I want to get some bear pepper spray, but in Japan it's really expensive. I wonder why. Everybody, let's think carefully about what we will do if we meet a bear, before we meet one.