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Chilling game of hide and seek with a hungry polar bear

  1. Dec 30, 2008 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/wor...hilling-game-hide-seek-hungry-polar-bear.html
     
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    Smart, lucky guy.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2008 #3

    Vanadium 50

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    I bet his photographer is off his Christmas card list.

    "Help! Get help!"

    "Just a second, Bob - I'm getting some great shots here!"
     
  5. Dec 30, 2008 #4

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    :rofl:

    He sure was lucky that truck was unlocked.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2008 #5
    imagine the adrenaline rush! he must have had some fun
     
  7. Dec 30, 2008 #6

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    From the appearance of the tripod at the pickup truck, I surmise that these fellows were bear-watching and hoping for some good pictures. The incipient meal was a lucky guy, indeed!
     
  8. Dec 30, 2008 #7
    yummy man chops!
     
  9. Dec 30, 2008 #8

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    Given that very real possibility, it would have been prudent to pack a firearm chambered for rounds capable of stopping a big bear. My single-shot Ruger Model 1 in .45-70 is a favorite with Alaskan bush-pilots and guides because the action is so strong that you can load them up to (painful on both ends) velocities.
     
  10. Dec 30, 2008 #9

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    That's a bit of overkill. You only need a gun powerful enough to take out your buddy's kneecap.

    You don't have to run faster than a bear. You just have to run faster than your buddy.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2008 #10

    mgb_phys

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    That's why Cheney always takes his lawyer hunting with him.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2008 #11

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    So he can shoot someone and feel no shame?

    There have also been a couple of incidents recently where idiots have climbed into bear cages at zoos:

    Panda in China zoo bites student who wanted a hug
    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081122/D94K23282.html

    Knut Needed Hug: Zoo Intruder
    http://www.newser.com/story/46025/knut-needed-hug-zoo-intruder.html

    Most disturbing: in both cases, it was men wanting to hug the cute teddy bear! :yuck:
     
  13. Dec 30, 2008 #12
    this happened a while back
     
  14. Dec 30, 2008 #13

    BobG

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    How many years does that contribute to the difference in lifespan between men and women?
     
  15. Dec 30, 2008 #14

    mgb_phys

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    With polar bears it's always worth having a spare victim along!
     
  16. Dec 30, 2008 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    That bear was moving a lot faster than the man was. Note how quickly the bear gained ground on him... he wouldn't have made another lap around the truck.


    There is an old Gary Larson cartoon that shows two polar bears and an igloo with a big hole in the top. It it clear the the hole results from one of the bears taking a bite out of the igloo. One polar bear says to the other: ~ "Oh, I love these things. They're crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle!"
     
  17. Dec 30, 2008 #16

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    Damn you, Ivan! I was just going to post that! :grumpy:
    On the other hand, I saw the exact same punch-line on a cartoon with a couple of dragons and part of a suit of armour.
    Russ, ol' pal, I hate to break it to you... neither pandas nor Teddys are bears... :uhh:
     
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