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Vermont woman fends off approaching bear with her iPhoneThe list of tasks you can accomplish with your iPhone (taxes, blogging, babysitting) keeps getting bigger with each passing day. Still, we didn't see this one coming: A woman hiking in Vermont stopped a curious bear by tossing her iPhone at it.
Rowley went through her mental list of how to prevent bear attacks. Play dead? A good last resort. Pepper spray? Didn't have it. Drop a backpack to distract the bear? She wasn't wearing one. All Rowley had was her iPhone.Sure enough, the approaching bruin stopped to sniff, paw, and gnaw on the must-have Apple product. While the bear explored the limits of Apple's touch-screen technology, she escaped. But, like most Apple fans, the woman remained addicted to her crackPhone, so she returned to the scene of the crime to attempt to retrieve it. When she arrived, she found the phone bitten and clawed, but left behind. Apparently, dissatisfaction with AT&T's crappy 3G service extends to the animal kingdom.
The bear closed within 30 feet. "In a semi-panic, I threw the phone at the bear," Rowley says.