Undertoad Friday Jul 6 08:33 AM
July 6, 2007: Benign bears befriend bruin benefactor
More story and three more pics at the Snopes entry.
monster Friday Jul 6 08:50 AM
Awesome Alliteration Announces And Adorns Extra-special End-of-week Image
piercehawkeye45 Friday Jul 6 08:55 AM
God, this reminds me of the Grizzly man.
odie number seven Friday Jul 6 09:02 AM
The bears probably see the old man as one of their own. Look at him!
Kitsune Friday Jul 6 09:14 AM
Timothy Treadwell not impressed.
TheMercenary Friday Jul 6 09:14 AM
Playing with fire. No different than owning a Pit Bull. All fun and games till someone gets hurt.
Hoof Hearted Friday Jul 6 09:52 AM
Not completely trusting...I noticed the cattle prod prominently on display and near to hand in the last posted photo.
Coign Friday Jul 6 11:31 AM
"Hey Boo-boo, did you bring the BBQ sauce and how do you like your human roasted?" -Yogi
Clodfobble Friday Jul 6 12:03 PM
Hey, there's no date in the thread title! Totally threw me off.
HungLikeJesus Friday Jul 6 12:11 PM
I thought a grizzly is a brown bear.
queenb Friday Jul 6 12:22 PM
Just an opinion but....
Griff Friday Jul 6 12:32 PM
For some reason I'm reminded of the lioness taking care of the calf.
theotherguy Friday Jul 6 01:34 PM
Black bears maybe? They look alot like the ones in east Tennessee.
Griff Friday Jul 6 01:59 PM
I think those are blacks. Griz have a pretty distinctive snout. If they had a good side shot you could see the difference in body structure as well.
theotherguy Friday Jul 6 03:18 PM
The Snopes entry gives some more detail and does refer to them as black bears. There is also a shot there of him with a brown one which may be a grizzly.
TheMercenary Friday Jul 6 04:21 PM
spudcon Saturday Jul 7 12:59 AM
Black bear, brown bear, grizzly, with enough barbque sauce, you can't tell the difference.
usarmydoctor Thursday Jul 12 10:50 PM
Oh... A cattle prod. I wondered what that thing was. At first I thought it was a device to grasp out of reach objects without having to stand and possibly spill your wine. For example, should the bears rip the legs off the woman to the gentleman's right he could easily retrieve them for the paramedics -- all without standing and possibly spilling his wine. But a cattle prod makes more sense.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jul 12 11:00 PM
Welcome to the Cellar, usarmydoctor.
rkzenrage Friday Jul 13 12:33 AM
A grizzly has a big hump when older, a brown does not. Some say you can tell them from a brown by the face, I can't.
Griff Friday Jul 13 07:09 AM
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Aug 8 11:16 PM
It seems there is a Bear Buddy in upstate PA, also. Only one bear but this one rides on the back of an ATV and jumps into the car to go to the gas station for M&Ms. No, they don't show Griff's face.
Rexmons Wednesday Aug 8 11:44 PM
i think theres certain things in life that if you die doing it, it's kind of one of those thing where people go, "well...". like skydiving for one, and of course this.
BrianR Thursday Aug 9 09:42 AM
I had a black bear (fully grown) raid my garbage can in Hazleton in May. My pit bull ran it off faster than I could grab the shotgun. I hear that it is still coming around from my neighbors. Funny thing was, there was no garbage in the can and hadn't been any for months.
Griff Thursday Aug 9 04:59 PM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 9 07:10 PM
Just don't hit a bump or you could loose a shoulder... or two
morie Friday Aug 10 10:30 PM
seems to me those bears are just fattening up the humans for Thanksgiving dinner. look at how fat that woman is.