Memorial Day Weekend is known for being a weekend of outdoor activities. Enjoying the pre-summer weather. Having an extra day off of work. And, one of the more popular Memorial Day Weekend activities: camping.

If you manage to spend the night in the great outdoors, you may find yourself "popping a squat" at some point over the weekend. If so, be careful. Back in 2012, a Canadian man was camping in Ontario and casually taking a "deuce," when a Black Bear attacked him and dragged him into the woods. Talk about scaring the crap out of you.

According to :

Gord Shurvell, age 65, was staying with 63-year-old friend Daniel Alexander in a cabin near Dunbar Lake. He admits his first mistake was leaving the door to the stench-filled outhouse door open so he could “enjoy the view.”The bear attacked the Winnipeg, Manitoba native while his pants were down at his ankles.


Now don't get me wrong. One of the best things about camping is getting back to nature. There is something to be said about enjoying the view on a crisp morning when "nature calls." But, to go from a relaxing relief to being dragged around by a hungry carnivore, I will gladly skip enjoying the scenery.

As always, we are reminded that we live in bear country. Montana is home to many bears that are willing to wander around human civilization in search of food. If you are out this Memorial Day Weekend. Please be BEAR AWARE, and don't hesitate to carry bear spray at all times...even when on the toilet.

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