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How much stronger than a human is an American black bear?

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First, keep this in mind, all things being equal: For a human to be in great physical shape is nearly remarkable. For a black bear (in the wild) to be in great physical shape is almost universal. read more

For a black bear (in the wild) to be in great physical shape is almost universal. So, if you take the most fit human male at his peak, and he has optimized his training for strength, he will still only be at the same level of potential fitness as the average black bear. read more

Also, paws more than twice as big as a normal human hand, with claws about 3 inches long. This gives him attack options from three different angles. Now, take away the strength equality and recognize that a bear can exert the strength of 2-3 men with minimum effort. read more

Black bears are not territorial toward people like some dogs are. Black bears are mostly afraid THEY will be attacked. If a person doesn't want a black bear to come closer, act aggressively. Black bears that come into campgrounds are looking for food, not people, and can easily be chased away in most cases. read more

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