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16 hours ago, Captain_Combat said:

Around 2007 we took our kids to Idlewild which is a kids amusement park a little over an hour from Pittsburgh in a mountain area. I asked some of the Park employees if there were black bears 🐻 in the area . They said some of the landowners had trail cams on their property and have some pics of 400 pound bears.

 

We left the park around 6pm and I wanted to do a hike. There's a couple quaint small towns. I saw a small park with a trail leading into mountain area. We were about 15 minutes into the hike which for us would be 1 mile in and we heard this huff sound. My wife and I looked at each other but kept going a few more feet and heard another very loud pronounced huff. We stopped in our tracks and then heard a loud high pitched whistle that lasted for 30 seconds. It wasn't mechanical and we were both amazed and scared at the same time. The lung capacity to do this whistle sound had to be something huge . Don't know any known animal that makes a high pitch whistle. After the whistle sound coon dogs started about a quarter mile or so away. My Wife and I immediately turned back around on the trail, we had our kids in a double jogging stroller. I told her if something comes out of the woods I would stay behind to try and slow the thing down while she gets the kids out of there. I was looking for branches to pick up on the way back out. Ran into a couple hiking and warned them about the huff sound and said it might be a bear. Didn't tell them about the high pitched whistle so I know it wasn't a 🐻. Wish I would have recorded it but I had a flipflop phone at the time and it happened so fast. This happened around ligonier pa in Westmoreland county. Someday I want to go back and hike that trail and maybe talk with someone that lives out there about it.

 

Never told the story publicly until now but my wife and I talk about it periodically. I think it was territorial and we got the point and turned around right after the 30 second whistle.

Wow. Yeah, I'd be terrified. I've never personally had an experience with an R10 (grew up in southern ID and went to college in northern ID, both in major forests (Sawtooth) and prime R10 country) but have had some friends who have been similarly threatened by them while camping/hiking. They say the same thing - that whatever the R10s are, they're smart enough to clearly delineate their territory but also don't seem like they WANT to have to be aggressive or fight unless they have to, and seem to always try things like whistles, noises, etc. to intimidate humans vs. simply attacking.

 

Some of the stories about when they DO get aggressive are spine-tingling.

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6 hours ago, Cebus Capucinis said:

Wow. Yeah, I'd be terrified. I've never personally had an experience with an R10 (grew up in southern ID and went to college in northern ID, both in major forests (Sawtooth) and prime R10 country) but have had some friends who have been similarly threatened by them while camping/hiking. They say the same thing - that whatever the R10s are, they're smart enough to clearly delineate their territory but also don't seem like they WANT to have to be aggressive or fight unless they have to, and seem to always try things like whistles, noises, etc. to intimidate humans vs. simply attacking.

 

Some of the stories about when they DO get aggressive are spine-tingling.

Pennsylvania is remote but nothing like Idaho. I don't think I would hike or camp in Idaho because you're in grizzly and r10 country . We went to Dillon Montana during covid lockdowns and some local was telling me about hunter grizzly attacks in Idaho not far from Dillon. Also the possibility of getting lost in that expansive woods. I guess if you wanted some r10 activity have your buddies take you where they had theirs, but they probably don't want to go back. Our Pennsylvania occurrence definitely intimidated us and we turned immediately around after high pitched whistle that lasted for 30 seconds.

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On 7/8/2023 at 11:56 PM, Gemintronic said:

This topic always scares me.  I was commissioned for a game called "Bigfoot Family Search".  Afriad someone found a new bug or did not receive their kickstarter copy (even though I had nothing to do with manufacturing or publishing).  😛

It was welcome to Pennsylvania for us on the very first hike in the state. It was definitely scary, unwanted and very unexpected. I should have bought you're game I think it was a limited release. Now you might have to do a part 2. You definitely don't want to have a real life encounter.

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Place was packed, the arcade was just like arcade's of the 80s packed. Got to play galaga again , beat the game in the 80s two weeks after it originally came out scored 999,999 after that rolled back to zero and became easy again. First time playing galaga since then.

The train museum was very neat as well. Just one collector donated his entire collection to make this up. It's a non profit and they lease the space for free which is nice from the city of Frisco Texas.

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