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Why is the bear so fast?

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I mean, I never met a bear in person, but in the game, when it sees you, it will charge at you at the speed of an Olympic athlete .

I have to be REALLY far away to be able to escape somehow. 

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Growing up in northern Minnesota, I can tell you black bears run VERY fast. I'll bet at least 25 to 35 MPH! And the cubs climb trees fast, too!

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I think the point is that you can't escape from the bear, once you are seen. And yes, it's a bear, a big bear, and in theory should be faster than a human. The only way to get rid is shooting him, I guess. And you can scare him and, if you're lucky, kill him and have meat to eat :).

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He's fast but takes corners like a box truck.  If you can get a tree or something between you and the bear, you can actually outmaneuver him.  I've even managed it without a tree by turning 90 degrees and sprinting a few steps, and locking him into a circle-strafe dance.  By itself this isn't much help (unless you can dart from tree to tree and eventually reach a door or car), but if you have a weapon it can buy you just enough time to get a shot off as he's turning for another pass.

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:D

Most animals are much faster than humans... don't believe what you see on TV or in movies.  If a bear was close enough to decide to charge, there is no way a human would outrun one on foot. :D

:coffee::fire::coffee:

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10 hours ago, Daymo said:

Four legs better than two.

False. Two legs is more efficient than four and combined with spine and proper hip bone allows for greater height.

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Four legs aren't better or worse. There are tradeoffs. Four legs have much better stability, for one.

Also to kinda relate a few of the comments, humans may be slower when sprinting short distances, but we can eventually outrun anything(minus maybe an elephant?). Part of this is efficient movement, part sweat. Probably some other things I don't know.

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I was quoting Orwell, really badly.

“Four legs good two legs better. All animals are equal but some are more equal than others”

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6 hours ago, Daymo said:

I was quoting Orwell, really badly.

“Four legs good two legs better. All animals are equal but some are more equal than others”

 

First it's "Four legs good, two legs bad" which magically transforms to "Four legs good two legs better" after the pigs get a taste of power.
Perceptive guy that Orwell.

 

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I read it at school about thirty years ago. Orwell was prescient.

Weird how 1984 and Brave New World are so different but also so relatable to life today.

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