Anti bear bell?

Does any one in the UK have a local supplier for anti bear bells, those little
sliegh bell stlye bells on a velcro strap to go on your uni, good for scareing
bears and warning pedestrians of unis on shared cycle / walk ways.

Ta sarah

Re: Anti bear bell?

Up here in the BC Wilderness, many foresters and geologists carry “Bear Bangers”
and Bear Spray. The Bear bangers are flares that you deploy if a bear is being
threatening. They shoot up about 20 metres and emit a very loud boooom. Bear
Spray is extra extra strong mace for close bear encounters.

Don’t you think that these would be better than tinkly bells for people who make
circus references?

-Kris.

— Ian Smith <ian@achrn.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <rqubr7.0h2.ln@vimes.u-net.com>, Sarah Miller wrote:
>
> >Does any one in the UK have a local supplier for
> anti bear bells, those
> >little sliegh bell stlye bells on a velcro strap to
> go on your uni, good
> >for scareing bears and warning pedestrians of unis
> on shared cycle / walk
> >ways.
>
> You could try an air-horn and scare both bears and pedestrians (though I
> didn’t know Reading (do I remember you being near Reading?) had that large a
> population of bears).
>
> More usefully - would a pet shop have bells on straps for attaching to cats
> collars? One of the cats that occasionally comes into my garden has a couple
> of bells on its collar - I assume they are to warn birds, rather than scare
> bears, but they might do what you want?
>
> regards, Ian SMith
> –
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Re: Anti bear bell?

In article <rqubr7.0h2.ln@vimes.u-net.com>, Sarah Miller wrote:

>Does any one in the UK have a local supplier for anti bear bells, those little
>sliegh bell stlye bells on a velcro strap to go on your uni, good for scareing
>bears and warning pedestrians of unis on shared cycle / walk ways.

You could try an air-horn and scare both bears and pedestrians (though I didn’t
know Reading (do I remember you being near Reading?) had that large a population
of bears).

More usefully - would a pet shop have bells on straps for attaching to cats
collars? One of the cats that occasionally comes into my garden has a couple of
bells on its collar - I assume they are to warn birds, rather than scare bears,
but they might do what you want?

regards, Ian SMith

|\ /| Opinions expressed in this post are my own, and do
|o o| not reflect the views of Amos, my mbu puffer fish.
|/ | (His view is that small snails are very tasty.)
Amos now on the web at http://www.achrn.demon.co.uk/amos.html

Re: Anti bear bell?

Isn’t that how you tell the difference between grizzly bear droppings and black
bear droppings.

The grizzly bear droppings are full of tiny little bells.

Bill

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Re: Anti bear bell?

Ian Smith (ian@achrn.demon.co.uk) wrote:
: More usefully - would a pet shop have bells on straps for attaching to cats
: collars? One of the cats that occasionally comes into my garden has a couple
: of bells on its collar - I assume they are to warn birds, rather than scare
: bears, but they might do what you want?

Good thinking batman, I’ll go and look at the petshop in town tomorrow, should
be a nice change from the school prizeday we have to provide technical
facilities for at work.

sarah

Re: Anti bear bell?

At [Thu, 23 Sep 1999 14:13:37 -0700] Bill Patterson <wyms@lightspeed.net> wrote:

> Isn’t that how you tell the difference between grizzly bear droppings and
> black bear droppings.
>
> The grizzly bear droppings are full of tiny little bells.
>
> Bill
>
Yes, that and it smells like pepper spray.

Tom Seattle