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Worf101
01-03-2011, 07:26 AM
See, we 'Murican's don't shoot EVERYTHING in sight. Sometimes we show a little mercy. You can almost hear the bear thinking....

"I smell something."
"Smells good."
"Might be edible"
"I'm hongry."
"It's up in this tree?"
"What's it doing up there?"
"Lemme climb up there and eat it!!!"
"Unh.... nevermind."

http://www.wimp.com/curiousbear/

Worf

Cajun76
01-03-2011, 07:44 AM
"I'm telling you, Marv, a nonchalant approach just doesn't work, he totally called me out. I've never been so embarrassed.... Next time, I eat the dog." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Messaschnitzel
01-03-2011, 10:43 AM
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I'm not surprised that the bear stopped cold from climbing the ladder. We used to freeze up the same way as little kids when dad would most times use those exact same words and tone, except it would be a little bit louder with a good deal of ominous accusation and the prospect of certain punishment all thrown in behind the question for good measure. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

stalkervision
01-03-2011, 11:02 AM
I believe it was actually "boot foot odor" that drove him away.

I know. My feet should be registered as lethal weapons. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Messaschnitzel
01-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by stalkervision:
I believe it was actually "boot foot odor" that drove him away.

I know. My feet should be registered as lethal weapons. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I don't have the foot odor problem, but I certainly do love eating garlic. (and I mean a lot of it.)

The bad things about it:

1- It makes folks step back when they are talking to me.

2- I can't eat any garlic for a few days before I go to a job interview.

3- Bystanders in a 50ft radius will automatically puke and run away from me.


The good things about it:

1- My wife loves garlic like I do.

2- Mosquitos will light down on my skin, but as soon as the do they will take off twice as quick without biting me.

3- All vampires in a 50ft radius will automatically puke and run away from me.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

stalkervision
01-03-2011, 11:41 AM
Do you know what the ONLY known predators of skunks are?

Owls

That's because they have no odor receptors. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Messaschnitzel
01-03-2011, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by stalkervision:
Do you know what the ONLY known predators of skunks are?

Owls

That's because they have no odor receptors. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

When I was a kid, you'd know who got zapped the night before when class started the next morning. The whole room would be permeated. Everybody would start sniffing, and almost right away the noses would zero in to whoever it was. Whoever it was could be looking around and denying it all they wanted, but the nose always knows. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

I've always been lucky as far as not getting nailed by skunks. The only time I almost did get hit was when I was pulling back a 50 lb bag of chicken feed that was leaning up against a wall in the shed in between the hay bales. I was not quite fully awake yet, I pulled the bag back when there was a skunk bedded down behind it spun around and turned his @ss up and let fly. The stream barely missed me when I fell backwards from straightening up so fast trying to get away from what I saw what coming. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

stalkervision
01-03-2011, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
Do you know what the ONLY known predators of skunks are?

Owls

That's because they have no odor receptors. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

When I was a kid, you'd know who got zapped the night before when class started the next morning. The whole room would be permeated. Everybody would start sniffing, and almost right away the noses would zero in to whoever it was. Whoever it was could be looking around and denying it all they wanted, but the nose always knows. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

I've always been lucky as far as not getting nailed by skunks. The only time I almost did get hit was when I was pulling back a 50 lb bag of chicken feed that was leaning up against a wall in the shed in between the hay bales. I was not quite fully awake yet, I pulled the bag back when there was a skunk bedded down behind it spun around and turned his @ss up and let fly. The stream barely missed me when I fell backwards from straightening up so fast trying to get away from what I saw what coming. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

good reflexes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bearcat99
01-03-2011, 06:22 PM
He looked back like he was saying... "You're not going to shot me are you? "

stalkervision
01-03-2011, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
He looked back like he was saying... "You're not going to shot me are you? "

I think it was more like "I wonder if I should have eaten him.."

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knightflyte
01-03-2011, 07:08 PM
"tsk. It's a biped. Bipeds taste like chicken. I don't feel like chicken tonight."

GoToAway
01-03-2011, 08:57 PM
That guy did pretty much everything wrong.

The bear wasn't even aware he was there. It knew something was there, but wasn't sure what. They have very good noses, but very poor eyes. He was following his nose.

Not making a noise until a bear is right on top of you is a great way to spook it and turn it hostile. As soon as he spoke, the bear recognized him for what he was and took off.

He should have done that well before he was on the ladder, though.

major_setback
01-04-2011, 06:05 AM
Happy New Bear!!

Worf101
01-04-2011, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
Happy New Bear!!

TSK TSK TSK!!!!

Punnery in the first degree....
Sentence? Off with his head!!!!! Mwa ha ha hawwwww!!!! (touch crowd)

Worf

stalkervision
01-04-2011, 11:37 AM
"get thee to a Pun-nery !" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Messaschnitzel
01-04-2011, 12:14 PM
He'll probably claim that he didn't know the pun was loaded when he pulled the trigger. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

stalkervision
01-04-2011, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
He'll probably claim that he didn't know the pun was loaded when he pulled the trigger. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cajun76
01-04-2011, 12:51 PM
This is becoming unbearable...

Urufu_Shinjiro
01-04-2011, 02:12 PM
You all should be PUNished, this is not PUNny at all, and really Worf, off with his head, that's the death PUNalty man!

Oh, and when the guy spoke in the Canadian accent my brain filled in the rest of the scenario sadly missing from the actual footage:

Cameraman's partner: Was that a bear?
Cameraman: Well if that's not a bear then that's one big beaver, eh!

http://www.bite.ca/bitedaily/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Bob-and-doug.jpg

stalkervision
01-04-2011, 03:56 PM
I can't http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/cute_polar_bear.jpg

To

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Watch_Mechanical_Quartz_Comparison.jpg/250px-Watch_Mechanical_Quartz_Comparison.jpg


THIS

stalkervision
01-04-2011, 04:26 PM
I did that on

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=330160869620&id=9c675239a15f46411d8b86bb61c36d1f&index=ch1

WTE_Galway
01-04-2011, 04:37 PM
How much can a grizzly bear.

grifter2u
01-04-2011, 11:59 PM
he did leave it a bit late to warn the bear http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

afaik black bears are vegetarian however, so he wasnt in real danger of being the target of a meal. grizzlies on the other hand do eat meat and will hunt deer, rabbits, or even black bear and other mammals like humans (but grizzlies cant climb trees, so black bears often climb trees to evade them)

but as another poster mentioned, leaving it to the last moment to warn the black bear of your presence is a bit risky, the animal could lash out feeling it was threatened, or just from being startled.

nice video http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Worf101
01-05-2011, 06:19 AM
All this punnage has muh haid spinin', but my face is a smiling. Good stuff guys, best laugh I had all week. And you Grifter... don't you know better than to ruin a good thread with the facts? LOL, no actually thanks for the information. My only interaction with Black bears was watching them high tail it out of the garbage dump when I was working in the Adirondack Mountains.

Worf

ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-05-2011, 10:45 AM
Blokes a nutter! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif WTF did he leave it till it was certain there would be no chance of escape... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

There's a three parter on BBC2 this week about a Wild Life Photographer filming Black Bears, last night he was asking us wether he was in his right mind to go outside the cabin and hand feed two 450lb male bears peanuts... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Also did anyone see the next video...

http://www.wimp.com/mphplane/

If I had that my first words would have been, 'Jesus thats fast' followed by 'Was anyone looking where that went?'

GoToAway
01-05-2011, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by grifter2u:
afaik black bears are vegetarian however, so he wasnt in real danger of being the target of a meal. Absolutely false. They're big fans of berries, but they're omnivores. Although they do hunt, they're far more inclined to scavenge on carrion.

Keep in mind that black bears have killed more people in North America than grizzlies by a wide margin.

This is for two main reasons.

1: Black bears have much wider distribution and a much higher overall population.

2: Black bear attacks on humans are always predatory. Grizzlies attack to eliminate what they see as a threat to themselves. If a human is wounded and no longer poses a threat, the grizzly loses interest (which is why the advice is to play dead.) Black bears, on the other hand, don't attack a human unless they intend to eat it (which is why the advice is to fight back and attempt to wound it.)

That said, an encounter with a black bear is much, much less likely to turn violent than that with a grizzly. They have a natural fear of humans (as seen in the video.) They generally only attack when they're starving, sick, or feel cornered. And even then they generally will only do it when startled (there are a few exceptions, though. A black bear was known to have stalked a woman in Quebec for quite a distance a few years back. She was very nearly dead when she was found. Though, behavior like that is exceedingly rare.)

I've run into bears in the mountains a bunch of times, so I've made an effort to understand them. If you keep your head straight and make sure it knows you're there, you have little to worry about. You're more likely to be hit by lightning than mauled by a bear in North America. Still... it's really not a good idea to tempt fate when dealing with a 500+ pound mammal that can both outrun and outclimb a human.

major_setback
01-06-2011, 06:23 PM
Please don't watch this if you are sensitive.
Video of a man being attacked by a bear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94WI-0chv4