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Cart protects worker during bear attack
Man comes between mom, cubs at Newton golf site
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Star-Ledger Staff
A mother bear charged an employee of a golf driving range in Newton who inadvertently came between her and her two cubs while he was in a cart gathering up golf balls, police said yesterday.

The employee, Sean Oroho, 19, was not injured, police said. He was seated inside a small tractor cart, the kind that has an open-air mesh grate on the side and rear windows to protect the driver from flying golf balls as the vehicle is driven around the range to scoop them up.

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Well now if this kid had a bear proof garbage can none of this would have happened!

Glad he got to safety in time. Mother bear did no wrong in this case.

Now if this was a 9yr old kid things may have been a little different.

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Golfer's warning

The Montana State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising golfers to take extra precautions and be on the alert for bears while in the Gallatin, Helena and Lewis and Clark National Forests golf courses. They advise golfers to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert but not startle the bears unexpectedly. They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch for signs of bear activity. Golfers should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings on the golf course. Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur. Grizzly bear droppings have bells in them and smell like pepper spray.
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