Now about these “clots.” First, bear are not known for hanging out in groups. When they do, however, they are called packs, mauls or sleuths. Never clots. They are generally solitary unless Mama is traveling with her cubs. That’s the time you really need to be careful. Ordinarily, bear are not any more interested in an encounter with humans than we are in mixing it up with them. But when they travel with the youngins, Mama Bear is fiercely protective and if she senses any threat to her cubs, she will become aggressive. Don’t ever come between a mama and her cubs, physically or philosophically. She will just beat the living crap out of you. And not even wish you a good day.