Bears: Menace to Mankind

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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

Post by Spiff » 30 Oct 2014, 9:12am

Colin wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:http://petapixel.com/2014/10/28/stop-ta ... vice-says/

How is this a helpful public service announcement when it only ensures that the very stupidest people stay alive longer? :hmph:
I was in Yellowstone about a month ago, and there was a grizzly and her cub off to the side of the road, and people were just parking in the travel lanes of the road and then trying to walk as close as possible to the bears so that they could get pictures...I parked and waited for the inevitable mauling of some poor moron, but to my disappointment, it never happened.
Well, count me in as one of those types of gawkers, one who did something similar about eight years ago when my family of four visited Yellowstone.

There was a mama bear with four cubs (the rangers think she adopted two of them, because that's a lot of cubs for a bear to bear) who, like clockwork, would march her brood down the slope of Mount Washington (I think that's the right name -- I'm too lazy to look it up) at 2 o'clock every afternoon.

So, naturally, dozens of visitors headed out to the road that she and her cubs had to cross in their daily food foraging trip down the mountainside.

Park rangers were there for crowd control, with guns, bear spray, and megaphones, because that was the best they could do. They did not have the resources to keep all the maroons away, because there were so many of them.

And my family was among them ... :twitch: and :rolleyes: and :scared: , but luckily we did not end up X(

I got some great pics, though.

But yeah, that was stupid.
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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

Post by Rat Patrol » 30 Oct 2014, 9:20am

It works the other way around too. I had a co-worker who hailed from North Fuckistan, New Hampshire. She took her new infant up to visit family one time, was taking her kid out for a walk on some country road with a stroller. Mama bear and cub suddenly come out of the brush to cross the road. She freezes...they're like 50 feet apart staring at each other. Leans over slowly to shield the stroller and reach for her cell phone. Mama bear takes one look and starts trotting briskly up the road and snorts to hurry the cub along.


Mama bears know not to fuck with mama bears. So...use your kid as a human shield next time? :huh:
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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

Post by Rat Patrol » 13 May 2015, 6:35pm

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massac ... MI_main_hp

Goddamn nanny state. I'll chase whatever apex predators I want with a hatchet and severely compromised reaction time. :curses1:
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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

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Rat Patrol wrote:http://www.boston.com/news/local/massac ... MI_main_hp

Goddamn nanny state. I'll chase whatever apex predators I want with a hatchet and severely compromised reaction time. :curses1:
Leave those damn bears behind.
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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

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Rat Patrol wrote:http://www.boston.com/news/local/massac ... MI_main_hp

Goddamn nanny state. I'll chase whatever apex predators I want with a hatchet and severely compromised reaction time. :curses1:
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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

Post by Rat Patrol » 22 Sep 2016, 2:14pm



It was black, so I expected the video to be over in less than 12 seconds. :huh:
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Re: Bears: Menace to Mankind

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