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(ABC)   Bear "epidemic" in the west. Stephen Colbert warned us about this, but we all just laughed at him. Well, who's laughing now Colorado, Montana, Wyoming?   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 29
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2012-09-04 10:35:30 AM
7 votes:
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Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democratic Party... as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance.

This is a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed Bearack Obearma.
2012-09-04 10:47:31 AM
4 votes:

planes: as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance.


So they live in a southern or midwestern state, where most they take more money than they give to the federal government, and use most all of the subsidies, public assistance, welfare, and social security, and give far less back into the system?

And you think they'd vote democrat?
2012-09-04 10:23:13 AM
3 votes:

xynix: That's why in Georgia you're allowed to take one black bear a year with a big game license.. I've yet to bag one myself though I spotted one on an occasion and couldn't get a good shot so didn't try. I've seen others up north and they come into the city every now and then. Even into Atlanta.. Last year there were two or three running around my neighborhood. farking bears..


That sounds incredibly stupid. The habitat is probably already stressed by the number of bears. I bet the real problem is a human epidemic, with too many humans building unnecessary suburbs close to the bears' homes. Fark your suburbs.
2012-09-04 11:00:46 AM
2 votes:
I know it's a crazy thought but maybe you should be aware of this potential before moving into an area that may be roamed by bears.
This happens every year.
2012-09-04 10:45:19 AM
2 votes:
I ran into a bear last year. And I literally mean I ran into one.

I live in Florida and we have them come out at night to turn over our trashcans. It was about 9:30, I was jogging, and I was passing a driveway with two cars. Just as I was going past the cars, a smallish black bear came out from between the cars, and I actually bumped into it.

I must have jumped backward about 15 feet. The bear, to its credit, decided that chasing after and mauling a yelping, backwards hopping madman wasn't a good investment of its time and went off the other way.

I don't jog at night anymore.
2012-09-04 10:45:02 AM
2 votes:
Scary? I guess Subby's a sissy city boy. Black bears are not a problem, if you leave them alone. One would think that the residents of these western states would do what people in Appalachia do: eliminate sources of food around your homes.
2012-09-04 10:35:09 AM
2 votes:
It's a real epidemic when it gets spread person-to-person.
2012-09-04 10:13:54 AM
2 votes:

Rich Cream: Black bears you say? I suggest a tabby cat for protection.

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Exactly, GRIZZLY bears? that's some scary shiat, but Black bears are basically oversized raccoons, which is to say "mostly harmless"
2012-09-04 10:10:10 AM
2 votes:
Black bears you say? I suggest a tabby cat for protection.

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2012-09-04 10:08:30 AM
2 votes:

ozebb: We've got two that have been moving through our backyard on and off the last couple of weeks. Not a big deal really, just don't feed them. They'll move on.

/after they wreck the goddamn apple trees anyway...


Guess what gets wrecked after the apple trees run out of apples?

/bears don't just move on when they run out of food
//they keep going back to the places they found food before, and tear up more stuff till they find more food
2012-09-05 10:09:12 AM
1 votes:

Dadoody: "Westerners love to project a macho self-reliant image, but they're the biggest bunch of whining pansies on earth. Waah, a bear's in my back yard. Waah, a critter ate one of my livestock. Waah, a wildfire burned my house because I didn't use fireproof construction. Waah, the smoke from the controlled burn so my house won't burn down is getting in my eyes. Waah, there's a drought. Send money. Waah, there's too much rain, send money.
If you don't have the cojones to live in the west and deal with the risks, move back east."



Those who whine are the city folks who think they can live in the country. We would be happy if they did move.
2012-09-04 12:39:09 PM
1 votes:
Not yet? Farkers, you're slipping.
blessthe40oz.com
2012-09-04 12:12:34 PM
1 votes:
abcnews.go.com

Bearbarians at the gate!
2012-09-04 11:49:08 AM
1 votes:
NCR marching east, I see. Caesar's Legion must be gaining strength again.
2012-09-04 11:18:38 AM
1 votes:

Retractable Weeners: Feed the bears.

The places you occupy were formerly occupied by animals. You took away their food and habitat to live in a silly wooden box in a field. You consume the bears resources and throw them away at the end of the day, that's when Mr. bear stops by to see what you left for him on the curb.

People are scared shiatless of bears for no specific reason, they just want them gone from their community. Bears feel the same way about you. They don't want to break into your house. They don't want to eat your waste.

Its better for a bear to eat day old donuts in the woods in a designated area than it is for a bear to eat out of a dumpster.

Feed the bears.


Also worth noting that if these were chimps (which are every bit as strong, and probably more dangerous ) rather than bears people would be outraged if we shot them because they are "intelligent animals" and yet it's pretty much a consensus among biologists I've talked that if primates hadn't claimed the gold medal in the brain power olympics first, it's pretty much a lock that Ursines would have been the ones to produce the planet's sentient species
2012-09-04 11:12:34 AM
1 votes:
LET THE BEARS PAY THE BEAR TAX!
2012-09-04 11:11:21 AM
1 votes:

planes: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democratic Party... as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance.

This is a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed Bearack Obearma.


Wow, that was lame. Gonna forward that to your grandson?
2012-09-04 11:10:38 AM
1 votes:
Please tell me I'm not the only one that read that as "beer."
2012-09-04 11:09:04 AM
1 votes:

umop_apisdn: CSB:
Here in Red Lodge we have "bear-proof" trash cans. Which pretty much just means it won't pop open when it tips over. The bears go down the alley and tip them over one by one, looking for one that isn't latched properly. What sucks is we have a thicket of trees in our front yard. So when the bears manage to open a can, they grab a trash bag and drag it someplace "safe" to dig through it: my front yard. I sat up one night in August and watched a parade of 6 of them come through in on night. I just sat there and watched them, and raked up the mess in the morning.


Put some signs up; that should help. Bears are very law abiding.
2012-09-04 11:02:10 AM
1 votes:
In Eastern NC a few years ago a hunter shot a black bear weighing over 800 pounds. That bear had such a thick roll of fat he could barely see; the fat was starting to push over his head and eyes. The official hunting registry refused to give the hunter a world record bear because they said the bear was "artificially" enlarged. What they meant was the bear was scavenging dead pigs from all the pig farms in the area and wasn't really acting like a wild bear any more. He had a circuit around the pig farms and would steal the dead ones from each farm in turn.

/he was so fat he looked like a barrel with little short legs
2012-09-04 10:48:19 AM
1 votes:
Bear is actually fine table fare. But must be cooked well done for Trichinsos.
2012-09-04 10:48:16 AM
1 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: xynix: That's why in Georgia you're allowed to take one black bear a year with a big game license.. I've yet to bag one myself though I spotted one on an occasion and couldn't get a good shot so didn't try. I've seen others up north and they come into the city every now and then. Even into Atlanta.. Last year there were two or three running around my neighborhood. farking bears..

That sounds incredibly stupid. The habitat is probably already stressed by the number of bears. I bet the real problem is a human epidemic, with too many humans building unnecessary suburbs close to the bears' homes. Fark your suburbs.


Thanks for writing this for me. Sounds more like a human epidemic.
2012-09-04 10:45:32 AM
1 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: xynix: That's why in Georgia you're allowed to take one black bear a year with a big game license.. I've yet to bag one myself though I spotted one on an occasion and couldn't get a good shot so didn't try. I've seen others up north and they come into the city every now and then. Even into Atlanta.. Last year there were two or three running around my neighborhood. farking bears..

That sounds incredibly stupid. The habitat is probably already stressed by the number of bears. I bet the real problem is a human epidemic, with too many humans building unnecessary suburbs close to the bears' homes. Fark your suburbs.


IT IS NEVER EVER EVER EVER ANY HUMAN'S FAULT!!1! THOSE ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA BEING SLAUGHTERED IN RECORD NUMBERS FOR THEIR IVORY??? THEY STEPPED IN FRONT OF A LOADED GUN!!1! HUMAN BEINGS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT WHENEVER THEY WANT!!1!

/sorry I flared. YMMV
2012-09-04 10:35:04 AM
1 votes:
They should locate the bear nests and destroy their eggs. That would thin the population in future years.
2012-09-04 10:30:42 AM
1 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: xynix: That's why in Georgia you're allowed to take one black bear a year with a big game license.. I've yet to bag one myself though I spotted one on an occasion and couldn't get a good shot so didn't try. I've seen others up north and they come into the city every now and then. Even into Atlanta.. Last year there were two or three running around my neighborhood. farking bears..

That sounds incredibly stupid. The habitat is probably already stressed by the number of bears. I bet the real problem is a human epidemic, with too many humans building unnecessary suburbs close to the bears' homes. Fark your suburbs.


You think it's tough controlling animal populations, try controlling human populations. If you don't live w/in a quarter mile of a river, you live in what was once a suburb. Everyone wants to be the last one in. "No more 'burbs!"

Too many people, period. They have to live somewhere.
2012-09-04 10:20:56 AM
1 votes:
On it.
simpsonswiki.net
2012-09-04 10:14:15 AM
1 votes:
www.totalpackers.com
2012-09-04 10:11:18 AM
1 votes:
It's bad news for people like Melissa Carroll of Eagle, Colo.
newspaper.li
2012-09-04 10:10:06 AM
1 votes:
the problem with bears and folks mixing is that folks tend to leave body parts lying around and it takes away from the natural beauty of the land.
 
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