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Bear Takes a Swipe at Backpacker’s Tent in Hopes for Food

Following the safety rules for food storage and preparation was not enough to deter a grizzly bear in Glacier National Park. Doug Kelley and his fellow backpacking friends had set up their tent and sleeping bags a few hundred yards away from their official cooking and eating area. While preparing dinner they were surprised by a grizzly bear. They thought the bear was certainly interested in the food that they had, but amazingly the bear headed for the backpacker’s tent. Park officials say that it is likely that the bear had found food in a tent in the past, or it was possible that the tent smelled of food from a prior trip.

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