Mountain Safety News: Wild Animal Bites Surgeons Gather Diverse, Obscure Resources-Information

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 30 October 2017



High Sierra Mountain Health & Safety 

Wild Animal Bites

Surgeons Gather Diverse, Obscure Resources-Information

Hand surgeons provide update on wild animal bites,
WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH, October 27, 2017.

Let's approach this from the "other" direction. That of how to first avoid gettin' bit.

How Not to Git Bit

If you were bit by an animal, you were too close. But, "shit" happens, as we know, situations rise where we unexpectedly (sometimes abruptly) encounter wildlife, being close enough to get bit, or bit by their fleas.


Close Encounters, of the baby chipmunk kind.

The Human Jungle-Gym 

Excellent Little Neighbors


Cow Encounters

Cow-Seeking Dogs


Unbearable Gooo

I've seen bear drool before, once having it all over the remaining shreds of my ravaged food supply. It's pretty disgusting, and the thoutht of it being delivered through my skin as part of a bear bite makes me think that goo would provide a massive menu of potentially unknown infections with a human host (me) to feed on, I am sure. Thus we have yet another reason to stress the vital importance of not screwing-up our final campsite bear-proofing, before crashing out every night.

It's vital we not have anything (moisturizer, toothpaste, lip balm, a stray candy, or any food!) a bear would find tasty anywhere near us, our sleeping bag, or our tent.

Folks who sleep with or near their food are asking for serious trouble.

Bear Tech

What Never to Do


Mountain Safety Topics

Plague Warnings


Tracking Hazards

Latest High Sierra Mountain Safety News

The High Sierra Outdoors-Folk's Calendar

Latest Status of the Hazard



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October 2017 High Sierra General News


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