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Speaking on behalf of bears everywhere, the moral of this story is obvious. You best not run out of cookies. 'Nuf said.azbackpackr wrote: “About the time the bear got up to him the guy ran out of cookies,” Lackey said. “The bear swatted him.”
No confirmation of reports the bear will be named Rudolph.Amy Burnett, a Game and Fish Department spokeswoman confirmed the aloof bear was captured and tranquilized early Thursday morning near a residential area east of the Loop 202 interchange with U.S. 60.
The male, 2 to 3-year-old bear would be evaluated for health by a wildlife specialist with Game and Fish to determine whether the bear would be released into the Tonto National Forest or remain in the department's care at one of its rehabilitation facilities for the remainder of the winter, Burnett said.
How about Wandering Bear? Oops that one has already been taken. ;)chumley wrote:No confirmation of reports the bear will be named Rudolph.
Very true, so long as you don't run out of food before the bear runs out of appetite. LOLkingsnake wrote:@AZ Wandering Bear As long as there is food, you don't become food ...
It turns out that there was a small (two pound) inaccuracy in this report. The two cubs (one pound each at the time) actually survived. They are being cared for at the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge and now weigh 1.3 pounds each. The picture in the paper shows them in the palms of gloved hands. Their paws are almost as big as their heads.big_load wrote:There was some bizarre bear news today in the state park a couple miles from my house. A deer hunter stepped on a bear that was denned up in the void left by the roots of a blow-down. The bear awoke and bit him on the leg in self defense, in the course of which she rolled over and crushed both her cubs. The hunter shot and wounded the bear (also in self defense), which was later euthanized. I guess it's not too unusual for a hunter's attention to be focused mainly in the distance, but it pays to watch your step.
Like gummo with snakes, I think they have a pretty good idea where to look to be successful.big_load wrote:wandering around the woods, looking for bears to wake up
Doesn't work, I tried that with my first kid and a homeless guy sleeping down town, lets just say the results were mixedI'm sure they just slip the tiny cub under the blankets next to a slumbering mom and hope for the best