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Old 07-23-14, 05:49 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Bears, dogs, etc., are more sensitive to capsicum than humans. Thanks to this fact they can add more propellent and less active chemical to the can for back-country use. Also, wild animals are generally less determined to continue an assault due to any cognitive thought. Instinct/reflex might make a bear attack but once deterred does not have motive to continue. In other words, the attack was "nothing personal". In areas where rangers have sprayed problem bears a few times all a person has to do is to hold up a can of bear spray and let the bear SEE it to get the job done.
I have used pepper spray on dogs several times. Once I was fixing a flat and had a stupid and probably scared old lady let her dogs out to attack me. It has always worked and worked well. I am sure it has saved me from being bit. Once hit, most all dogs only need to see the can and the chase is over. I carry it all the time. I am too slow to outrun most dogs.

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