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by Ron Zaccagnini
It seems I am getting a lot of calls lately from folks who want to spend more time in the wilderness with their animals—horses and other pets—all with common questions regarding wildlife encounters. Predators are the most common source of concern.
“What do I do if I meet a lion or a bear?” “My horse spends most of his life in the arena, and he’s not use to seeing bears. What can I expect?” “We are planning a pack trip in the Rockies, and are concerned about bears and lions. What advice can you give?”
My first response is: “Your concerns are justified, and you are wise to ask in advance.”
Bears and lions are both plentiful, as are other wild animals, and the reality is, even for horses who have encountered wildlife before, it’s will probably be a frightening experience. A person is wise to be concerned, but there are some things that you can do to minimize your exposure to danger. As always, knowledge is power.
Toward that end, here are some things that you can do to minimize your exposure to danger with wildlife encounters...
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