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Brown Bears Use 'Human Shield' to Protect Their Cubs

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But according to a study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the mothers may have found a way to keep the males at bay. When the male brown bears start getting that murder-y look in their eyes, some mother bears and their young seek refuge near people.

Okay but she's not actually using humans as shields right?

More like deterrents. :)

Whew that's better. :)

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