There may be more truth in this than fiction......
The Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while in wooded areas.
People are advised to wear noise-producing devices, such as little bells, on their clothing, to alert, but not startle, a bear. They also recommend carrying pepper spray, in case of an encounter with a bear. It is also a good idea to watch for fresh signs of bear activity, and to know the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings.
Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries, and possibly squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper spray.