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(Yahoo)   Bears destroy hotel doors, eat floor. They just literally ate the floor   ( divider line
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2003-04-24 02:03:06 AM  
The bears were just confused thats all.
2003-04-24 02:04:14 AM  
When they start chewing up the ceiling, that's when we'll worry!
2003-04-24 02:04:35 AM  
" The dining room is at one end of the camp. The bears' first target was a pantry filled with dry goods. The animals destroyed flour, salt, sugar, spices, cake mix and canned goods, the surplus from last season. "
Picnic anyone?
2003-04-24 02:08:14 AM  
2003-04-24 02:08:17 AM  
Yogi and Boo-Boo bear pics in 5...4...3...
2003-04-24 02:10:54 AM  
da bears..
2003-04-24 02:10:56 AM  
Winnie the Pooh unavailable for comment.
2003-04-24 02:11:22 AM  
The Department of Fish and Game recommended killing one bear and said the rest would then leave

Yeah, I think if the federal government shot one of my friends, I'd leave too.
2003-04-24 02:12:53 AM  
Note to self: request room with bear-proof door.
2003-04-24 02:15:00 AM  
I like Stephen Notley's method of dealing with this problem. Send in the robots. Everyone knows bears and robots are natural enemies.
2003-04-24 02:18:04 AM  
well, that's what happens when you use salmon for your floor covering. should have gone with a nice commercial grade linoleum.
2003-04-24 02:19:35 AM  
Those wacky bears.
2003-04-24 02:24:05 AM  
I have a (very wealthy) friend who stayed at Katmai Lodge a couple of years ago. He recommends it highly. I'll have to settle for looking at the pictures.
2003-04-24 02:24:41 AM  
Now the bears have a taste for doors, what's the sense in putting up new ones?
2003-04-24 02:31:11 AM  
Was it the A-Train?
2003-04-24 02:38:50 AM  
The damage was un-bear-able!

[. . . chirp . . . chirp . . . chirp . . ]

I'll see myself out.
2003-04-24 02:47:21 AM  
When they got a taste of that floor, they could bearly contain themselves. Bear in mind, that grease must've been tasty.
The maintainance staff just had to bear down and get all the doors replaced.
2003-04-24 02:54:05 AM  
Why hasn't somebody thought of this before? I'm so disappointed in you all.. here's the ultimate scenery-chewer:

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2003-04-24 03:06:50 AM  
Guess they never made it to the cub-bards. Perhaps they pawsed at the food on the counter-top?
2003-04-24 03:08:46 AM  
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2003-04-24 03:11:05 AM  
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2003-04-24 04:06:38 AM  
The number of countdowns in threads tonight is unbearable.

You're making me feel all grizzly.
2003-04-24 04:14:49 AM  
I've heard of munching carpet, but eating floors? That's a new one.
2003-04-24 04:16:38 AM  
John Irving surrenders
2003-04-24 04:55:24 AM  
Guests have cabins with private bathrooms, a luxury considering that the lodge is 300 miles off the road system

Can we say non sequitur? WTF does how far you are from the road have to with bathrooms?
2003-04-24 05:24:56 AM  
Some caretaker...

I wouldn't have hesitated to waste one of the bears as directed by the Fish and Wildlife folks.


$50.000 worth of damage vs. I can't kill a fuzzy bear.

yep, fired.
2003-04-24 05:27:40 AM  

even if he didn't have the cohones to shoot the bear himself, call someone that will. Either that or call the Fish and Wildlife, tell them the bears are destroying the place, and demand the come tranq or kill the bastards. What do you pay your taxes for?


If you're so afraid to go out at night, and the F&W people won't help you, get some poison, and throw it in with all the dry goods. Yum Yum BLEGH!
2003-04-24 06:08:16 AM  
GIS for bear nsfw
2003-04-24 06:47:07 AM  
I wonder what else is on Dattaway's server?

2003-04-24 07:50:16 AM  
Ooooo, Floorpie

2003-04-24 07:57:41 AM  
"They didn't know it was November and December. They thought it was still September, I'm sure."

Could've sworn it was late April...
2003-04-24 08:59:59 AM  
If you ever go to Yosemite (and probably a lot of other parks), they have tons of warnings about keeping your food ouf of reach of bears. One of the "warnings" is a car door that has been ripped off and completely mutilated. Impressive indeed. They have "bear boxes" that are essenially safes to store your food in. Its pretty crazy how powerful those animals are.

I want one as a pet!
2003-04-24 09:05:33 AM  
At $5,000 per cabin per week, and a private bath is a luxury?!?
2003-04-24 09:41:47 AM  
thats a shiat load of cash just to catch some trout.
2003-04-24 10:02:32 AM  
Official statement from the bears:

We weren't there to cause no trouble, we just wanted to do the SuperBowl shuffle

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2003-04-24 10:16:33 AM  
"Once in 25 years is not too bad," he said.

Why do people always look on the bright side. If a bear ate my floor I would fill it full of lead.
2003-04-24 10:22:57 AM  
Zaphod42 - i think that was for all 60 people (so $83/week).. i'm not sure though..i was confused too..

Bomb alaska!
2003-04-24 11:28:18 AM  
I must be a bear. I, too, enjoy eating salmon flavored wood floors.
2003-04-24 11:37:26 AM  
These bears must have been smoking weed and got the munchies.

Marijuana. It's more harmful than you think.
2003-04-24 11:42:32 AM  
We're here! We're queer! We don't want any more bears!
2003-04-24 12:05:51 PM  
Joeshlabotnik: great simpsons ref

i am a bear and i don't eat wood grrrrr
2003-04-24 12:34:46 PM  
I can't blame them, carpet licking is fun.
2003-04-24 12:53:53 PM  
Let me get this straight; the bears figured out that if there was food behind one door, there might be food behind others, and this asshat is not at all concerned that they might figure out that if there was food there one week, there might be food there again? Only this time it'll be screaming customer au gratin?

2003-04-24 03:14:16 PM  
Lodge owner, Tony Sarp, is the one that made the decision not to kill the bear, Avocet. If you're going to bother reading, you should take the time to understand what all the words mean and pay attention to who's saying them.
2003-04-25 02:08:33 PM  
I bet it is $5000/week/person. I go to a lake in the middle of nowhere Canada every year, and that is usually around $1000 for five days. These places have to treat all their own sewage and ship everything in by bush plane or over logging roads. That tends to make them a little expensive to stay at.
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