Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Sunday August 16, 2015

Study Finds That Bears Hate Drones

Wait a second. What if they weren’t stressed? What if they were excited? I mean, the drone could be carrying some delicious honey from Amazon. Or it could even be a carton of weed.

In all 17 drone encounters for which the researchers had heart-monitor data, the bears’ heart rates soared آ– one by as much as 46 beats per minute, another by 56 beats per minute, and a third (a mother bear with two cubs) by more than 120 beats per minute, from 41 to 162. While their heart rates returned to a more normal resting rate within 10 minutes after the encounter, the drone’s presence clearly caused the animals at least some significant physiological stress.