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Gallery of Bear Sign

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Gallery of Bear Sign
Gallery of Bear Sign
Photo © Lisa Maloney

The above sign hangs somewhere near Crow Creek Mine, Alaska. Even though it's obviously there permanently, the fact that someone went to the trouble of posting it means it's well worth paying attention to the warning.

Even without an actual sign, there are plenty of hints you can spot that tell you a bear is (or has been) in the area -- all you have to do is take the time to look. The four most obvious clues that a bear is nearby are:

  1. Actual signage
  2. Scat (poop)
  3. Tracks
  4. Marks on trees

Click through the following gallery to see examples of what each clue looks like.

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