I got chased by a bear in the Smoky Mountains! We were on our way to Mi. before I75 was finished. Saw some bear cubs, lots of cars had pulled over. I was throwing them sugar cookies and ran out. The MOM came after me! I literally climbed over the hood of the car with her hot on my heels, my sister pulled me in the window AS she was jumping on the hood, then the roof! She was swiping at the windows! My heart is racing right now, that was about 40 years ago!
can you carry a starter pistol or something? Fireworks? That was broad daylight! Folks out here use motion sensor strobe lights with siren to scare off 2 and 4 legged predators at night.