female bear id
Posted by: old_user on Jul-18-09 8:09 AM (EST)
You'd only have to worry if the female had a cub. If not, you would react just as if its a male. The cub is usually not too far from the female and she would have obvious teets along the belly (of course, that's not easy to spot). She will definitely be protective right off the bat, however, if her cub is around.
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