Red Bandanas for Bear Season! Safety First!

With it being Hunting Season for Bears here in Pennsylvania you just can't be too careful.

My two dogs, Abby and Lexie, are all Black and with Abby being a very large Black Lab she could easily be mistaken for a Bear so living out in the Country on several acres in Pennsylvania we wear Red Bandanas so we do not get mistaken for something else.

red bandanas for bear season

Abby does not mind hers but Lexie does not like hers at all and came right back in the house and went to the couch.  She looks so upset. Awww.

red bandanas for bear season

Red Bandanas for Bear Season! Safety First!

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Comment balloon 16 commentsBobbie Smith • November 24 2014 09:10AM


Happy Monday Bobbie Smith,  Yes, I remember driving to Potter Country for Bear hunting and deer season.  This is something that all people should do for Dogs, Horses and more, there are to many people that do not think before they shoot.  Have a Happy Thansgiving my friend!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 4 years ago

Good morning Bobbie Smith.  Abby and Lexie are lucky to have such caring humans.  We put a reflective collar on Dixie to keep up with her at night.  Coyotes are hungry and on the prowl on our late night walks.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 4 years ago


Glad to learn that red bandanas do the trick on your labs.  Happy Monday, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Hi Will, You are so right. We had someone shoot a deer right near our side yard a few years back. They are just not careful enough during hunting season.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

John, I remember the coyotes of New Mexico all too well. I had a little cocker spaniel when we were there and I watched over him "like a hawk" because of them. 

Reflective color is a good idea. My girls need that this time of year.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Alexandra, I sure hope Red helps. Perhaps a reflective yellow or orange would have been better but hopefully this is enough. Thanks.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Bobbie- Oh no.. don't let Abby be mistaken for a bear!  I know that hunters will wear bright orange, but hadn't thought about dogs.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

When our old dog, Ralphie, was alive my husband made a shirt for him - out of one I found at the local thrift store. With all that black fur, he could easily have been mistaken for a bear cub - and some around here aren't above shooting babies. 

Now Murphy wears it when they're going to be away from the house at all.

Newfoundland Ralph in his orange shirt

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 4 years ago

Bobbie: Lexie needs to know that red and black go great together. HA. Smart to make sure your pets stand out so hunters do not mistake them for bears.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 4 years ago

Bobbie, I wasn't aware of this practice, since I don't live in an area of hunting.  But, it makes perfect sense and sure looks like the smart think to do.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

That is a really good idea Bobby. A tragic event easily preventable.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Hi Bobbie Smith , I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Bobbie Smith great idea to keep your pup safe!   I stopped by to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

Good morning Bobbie,

Such a caring pet owner..good for you for being vigilant in caring for them. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy this special day of thanks.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 4 years ago

What a great idea, Bobbie and I too would be so careful with my outside animals...your pups are adorable.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Always safety first and that is a necessary fashion item to make sure they stay safe. They look cute too with them on.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago