. Some city folks were going hiking in the mountains and were warned about bear encounters .... they were told to watch for bear scat on the trails ... easy to identify because it contained berry pits .... they were also told to make noise as they went along so as not to surprise any bears. One of the group came up with the idea of tying tiny little bells to their shoes ... that way the bears would hear them coming and move off the trail. Several days passed and the hikers did not return so a search party was organized. No sign of the hikers .... all they found was lots of bear scat full of tiny little bells . .