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Jack Hanna Recommends Bear Spray for Hikers

It wasn't long ago that the famous Jack Hanna encountered a family of angry Grizzly Bears. Since that time Hanna has been singing the praises of bear pepper spray to everyone who will listen. Mr. Hanna isn't making idle claims when he tells hikers to carry bear spray with them for protection against all species of bear. The TV host and zookeeper says he was practicing what he preaches and used his bear spray on grizzlies to quickly defuse a dangerous situation. On that day the Columbus Zoo keeper and frequent David Letterman guest was with his wife and other hikers in Montana's Glacier National Park when they saw the mother bear and two large cubs coming toward them. Hanna and the others moved slowly back up the trail to a clearing and stood still while the mother and one cub passed by. Hanna says the other cub, weighing about 125 pounds, charged toward the hikers. Hanna said he sprayed the bear in the face as it charged forward, and it fled. Without the pepper spray this dangerous situation could have quickly turned tragic. What are your chances of bear attack? Honestly, slim to none; in fact here are a few statistics to put in perspective. Statistics show that it is more likely that you will die of bee sting than a bear attack. You are 10 times more likely to die of a dog attack, than you are from a bear attack. God forbid you ever find yourself in front of an angry Grizzly Bear, only then could you begin to put a value on your bear spray. Need more information about bear repellent spray? Visit us today at
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