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(The Morning Call)   Taking candy from a baby is easy. Taking candy from a 2-year-old is slightly more difficult, as this bear finds out   (mcall.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, gummi bear, Monroe County, Tim Conway, baby, Lehigh Valley  
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2011-06-24 04:25:26 PM  
I expected an epic battle between a bear and a determined toddler and got warning shots from a nearby grownup.

I am disappoint.
 
2011-06-24 05:13:48 PM  
Bah.
 
2011-06-24 05:15:57 PM  
Dorf declares no violation.
 
2011-06-24 05:17:46 PM  
"A person can also throw rocks or sticks at the bear if it is not scared off by the screaming, he said. "

Really? You can throw shiat at a bear and it wont get all pissy and come up and smack you? I guess I learn something new everyday.
 
2011-06-24 05:18:21 PM  
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2011-06-24 05:19:21 PM  
Wouldn't firing a gun in the direction of the bear also be firing in the direction of the 2 year old?
 
2011-06-24 05:20:17 PM  
Good on the neighbor.
 
2011-06-24 05:20:42 PM  

Skyfrog: Wouldn't firing a gun in the direction of the bear also be firing in the direction of the 2 year old?


Yes.
 
2011-06-24 05:22:23 PM  
Does this need to be taught?
 
2011-06-24 05:23:40 PM  
Taking candy from a baby is easy.

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2011-06-24 05:24:59 PM  
A gun saved the day (not the person holding it mind you, guns do things all by themselves).

Guns - if you don't want a gun, don't buy one. And if you are worried about me having one more than our government than you are part of the problem.
 
2011-06-24 05:25:33 PM  

Skyfrog: Wouldn't firing a gun in the direction of the bear also be firing in the direction of the 2 year old?


That's horrible!
The bear could have been shot.

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Taking candy from a baby is easy.

/just came for this really. satisfied, I'm leaving that way.
 
2011-06-24 05:27:21 PM  
Taking candy from a two-year old is easy. You just have to punch them in the head first. Once they're knocked the fark out, you can take the candy with ease.
 
2011-06-24 05:27:46 PM  
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2011-06-24 05:28:33 PM  
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2011-06-24 05:28:37 PM  
Why didn't he just go pick up the child and remove it from harm's way?
 
2011-06-24 05:29:09 PM  
I like the contradictory advice about making quick motions and attracting attention while throwing things that won't protect you from the animal as well as being quiet and slow and retreating while not getting any device that could actually harm the bear in a manner that would incapacitate it.
 
2011-06-24 05:29:19 PM  
The hilarity is----that Bears do actually love gummy bears.. it's like their favorite human food to steals..
 
2011-06-24 05:29:46 PM  

chance4510: A gun saved the day (not the person holding it mind you, guns do things all by themselves).

Guns - if you don't want a gun, don't buy one. And if you are worried about me having one more than our government than you are part of the problem.


Relax Rambo.

No one is trying to take your toys away.
 
2011-06-24 05:29:58 PM  
fta "While the neighbor did chase the bear away, Conway said the Game Commission does not recommend shooting guns at bears, especially in heavily populated areas.
"

Where I am the state wildlife folks will give you rubber rounds to shoot at the bear each year if you ask (and fill out more paperwork for the non lethal stuff than you need for a concealed carry permit) with the encouragement of using that instead of ammo that might leave a wounded very peeved off 200+ lb bear running around.

First round is rubber, then we go to the 'I'm getting a new rug' ammo...
 
2011-06-24 05:30:05 PM  
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2011-06-24 05:33:33 PM  

T.M.S.:

Relax Rambo.

No one is trying to take your toys away.


I don't own one. Just like to know that I can.
 
2011-06-24 05:34:12 PM  

Torqueknot: "A person can also throw rocks or sticks at the bear if it is not scared off by the screaming, he said. "

Really? You can throw shiat at a bear and it wont get all pissy and come up and smack you? I guess I learn something new everyday.


It's easy to tell someone to just yell and try to look bigger and throw rocks and sticks at a bear to chase it away.....I would imagine that it is a lot harder to convince yourself to actually DO that if you find yourself face-to-face with a bear in the wild.

As for the "don't run from a bear" advice........that's really only good advice if you aren't with someone else who happens to be a slower runner than you!

/shooting into the ground when children are nearby probably isn't a great idea either.....
 
2011-06-24 05:36:08 PM  
I'm so happy 'cause I'm a Gummy Bear. Gummy Bear!
 
2011-06-24 05:36:16 PM  

Torqueknot: "A person can also throw rocks or sticks at the bear if it is not scared off by the screaming, he said. "


I recommend swatting the bear on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper. And say "Bad bear. Go away."
 
2011-06-24 05:41:26 PM  
Came for the "Who Shot Mr. Burns" reference, feeling satisfied.
 
2011-06-24 05:41:52 PM  

That coward David Lopan: I'm so happy 'cause I'm a Gummy Bear. Gummy Bear!


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2011-06-24 05:47:18 PM  
Anybody re-read this tibit twice "Wayne Darmond, a neighbor, was working in his backward" ?
 
2011-06-24 05:49:37 PM  

twfeline: Torqueknot: "A person can also throw rocks or sticks at the bear if it is not scared off by the screaming, he said. "

I recommend swatting the bear on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper. And say "Bad bear. Go away."


+1

P.S. Depends on the bear. Some bears will eat you regardless.
 
2011-06-24 05:51:34 PM  
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Certainly wouldn't harm the child
 
2011-06-24 05:55:04 PM  
In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

;)
 
2011-06-24 05:59:11 PM  

Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...


Question: What is the best kind of bear?
 
2011-06-24 06:01:02 PM  
Yet another innocent child murdered by handguns. When will the violence end?
 
2011-06-24 06:03:00 PM  

bighasbeen: Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

Question: What is the best kind of bear?


An alive bear.
 
2011-06-24 06:04:19 PM  
Q: Which bear is most

Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

;)


But more importantly ...

Which bear is most tasty?
 
2011-06-24 06:06:53 PM  

Indubitably: bighasbeen: Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

Question: What is the best kind of bear?

An alive bear.


False: Black Bear
 
2011-06-24 06:08:11 PM  

slashmonkey: Q: Which bear is mostIndubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

;)

But more importantly ...

Which bear is most tasty?


Brown after a salmon/sedge glut, tho' a polar fat with a seal septuplets'ed meal might be mo betta butta...

What do YOU think, questioner?

Answer your own question, please.
 
2011-06-24 06:09:03 PM  

bighasbeen: Indubitably: bighasbeen: Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

Question: What is the best kind of bear?

An alive bear.

False: Black Bear


Why?
 
2011-06-24 06:09:28 PM  

Indubitably: bighasbeen: Indubitably: bighasbeen: Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

Question: What is the best kind of bear?

An alive bear.

False: Black Bear

Why?


Fact: Bears eat beets.
 
2011-06-24 06:10:22 PM  

Indubitably: bighasbeen: Indubitably: bighasbeen: Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

Question: What is the best kind of bear?

An alive bear.

False: Black Bear

Why?


P.S. You question was not a T/F question. WTF?
 
2011-06-24 06:11:05 PM  

Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

;)


Just a note
Black Bears come in different shades of color, so just because it may be a brown or even cinnamon color does not make it a Brown Bear. Find out what wildlife is in the area you are going to.
 
2011-06-24 06:11:24 PM  
Most handguns will not significantly harm a full grown bear.

You will end up with a very pissed off bear looking in your direction like "You shot me! I can't believe you actually shot me!" Cue the eating sounds.

Besides, How do you shoot a bear, Agent Kuljan? What if you miss?
 
2011-06-24 06:11:37 PM  

slashmonkey: But more importantly ...

Which bear is most tasty?


I'd guess that the Black or Brown are decent based on their diet. I've heard that Polar bears taste really fishy and I'd bet that Pandas taste awful. The Sun Bear eats a lot of figs so it probably tastes delicious.

/Not that I've thought about it.
 
2011-06-24 06:13:10 PM  
Bear Burgers .... Yummmmmmm
 
2011-06-24 06:14:17 PM  

Paleorific


Just a note
Black Bears come in different shades of color, so just because it may be a brown or even cinnamon color does not make it a Brown Bear. Find out what wildlife is in the area you are going to.


Use caution when dealing with yellow bears. If you see a red one, just stop.
 
2011-06-24 06:15:39 PM  

Indubitably: Indubitably: bighasbeen: Indubitably: bighasbeen: Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

Question: What is the best kind of bear?

An alive bear.

False: Black Bear

Why?

P.S. You question was not a T/F question. WTF?


Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
 
2011-06-24 06:18:17 PM  

bighasbeen: Certainly wouldn't harm the child


Shoulda known someone would beat me to that one.
 
2011-06-24 06:26:45 PM  

Torqueknot: "A person can also throw rocks or sticks at the bear if it is not scared off by the screaming, he said. "

Really? You can throw shiat at a bear and it wont get all pissy and come up and smack you? I guess I learn something new everyday.


Black bear, yeah. Big difference between black bears and brown ones.
As someone else says, it's not really a color thing. Grizzlies are North American brown bears, but they can be anywhere from grey to black. Black bears can turn out brown, but they're usually black. And a lot smaller, and their heads look a lot different. More importantly, you should always be aware if you're in an area that actually has brown bears as opposed to one that doesn't.
Black bears an adult can scare away without a problem. Grizzly bears you either make your presence known (but don't be aggressive) or play dead (I think we're still told this works, right?); whichever you choose, just pray that it's been a good day for the grizzly. What happens to you is all up to the grizzly.

Black bears aren't confrontational, but the ones in populated areas have no qualms stealing food from people... from babies especially, since it's easier.
 
2011-06-24 06:27:36 PM  

Hand Banana: That coward David Lopan: I'm so happy 'cause I'm a Gummy Bear. Gummy Bear!

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Thank you. I am at work and couldn't do it myself.

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2011-06-24 06:28:26 PM  

Paleorific: Indubitably: In all seriousness, know your bear.

When you know the bear, you know what to do: 1) Black bears deserve comeuppance; fight these farkers and make noise; 2) Brown bears: be good. Keep your distance. Let them know you're there, but stay back; 3) Polar bears will soon be extinct, so no worries...

;)

Just a note
Black Bears come in different shades of color, so just because it may be a brown or even cinnamon color does not make it a Brown Bear. Find out what wildlife is in the area you are going to.


NSS.
 
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