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Austin Explorer  
#81 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2018 6:26:08 PM(UTC)
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Always be on the alert for wildlife, particularly the kind with sharp claws and/or teeth. And for Pete's sake, if you do come across such a beast don't try to take a selfie with one!

Note to self. Bears don't like selfies.

No photos!
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#82 Posted : Friday, August 31, 2018 4:33:49 AM(UTC)
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Another bear attack to report, but the first one in Yellowstone since 2015.
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#83 Posted : Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:28:02 PM(UTC)
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Trail shut down due to aggressive Moose (Meese? Mooses?)

Here's the culprit's mugshot:

Guilty as charged
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#84 Posted : Tuesday, November 06, 2018 4:48:48 PM(UTC)
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Have an irrational fear of spiders? If your arachnophobia leads you to dive into a body of water at the site of our eight legged friends be forewarned - they appear to be able to swim!

Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water.

Michael Phelps of spiders
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#85 Posted : Friday, May 24, 2019 5:14:09 AM(UTC)
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Not all of these are related to hiking, but some are. Believe it or not, over 250 people have died taking selfies since 2011. What. The. Hell?

Don't do this.

Or this

Seriously people. Watch where you are going. Look at the world around you not at your phone/camera!

Does this mean the iPhone is responsible for more human deaths than any land animal?
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#86 Posted : Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:10:13 AM(UTC)
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#87 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2019 3:55:53 AM(UTC)
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Being attacked by a wild beast on a trail is a classic danger of hiking. Well, it would be if there was an actual wild boar stalking someone instead individuals frightened by the sound of nearby cars going over a cattle guard.

Quiet!  You're making the hikers nervous!

Not a wild boar:

Not a wild boar

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#88 Posted : Saturday, August 03, 2019 6:51:15 PM(UTC)
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One should never discount the distinct possibility of having to fight for one's life while on the trail when you cross paths with Big Foot.

Except, you really don't if you're a rational human being. More likely, is facing potential harm due to the idiotic actions of a gun toting lunatic who sees shadows and thinks shoot first ask questions later is a good strategy.

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Move on, quickly, if you see this guy camped next to you.

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#89 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:09:23 AM(UTC)
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Here's a dose of reality about the dangers of hiking. The risk of death by falling tree is small, but higher than it used to be. It's kind of depressing news about the enormous number of dead trees out there.

In the end, you need to be aware of your surroundings. Always good advice.

Robert
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