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2012-10-14 08:28:15 AM  
Casey thinks Brutus is licking him because he loves him.
Brutus licks Casey because he wants a small taste.
 
2012-10-14 08:30:38 AM  
My grandfather had a couger (the animal, not the other type) and let it ride around in the back of his pickup truck, and raised and bottle-fed it, since it was a cub.

He only swatted at my grandfather once... and he picked took his boot off his foot, hit him over the head with it, and he never did it again
 
2012-10-14 08:33:04 AM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com 

www.alicia-logic.com
 
2012-10-14 08:34:07 AM  

Obama4Life: My grandfather had a couger (the animal, not the other type) and let it ride around in the back of his pickup truck, and raised and bottle-fed it, since it was a cub.

He only swatted at my grandfather once... and he picked took his boot off his foot, hit him over the head with it, and he never did it again



Yeah, supposedly the trick with the dangerous predator pets is to NEVER give up the parent position relative to them.
Brothers may fight brothers, but you never take a swing at dad.
 
2012-10-14 08:34:09 AM  
This story is old. OLD. Was even on Oprah years ago, and he's had multiple shows on National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Brutus the Bear has also been in movies and Commercials.

THIS POSTING IS RICK ROMERO!


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Or maybe I just like to pay attention to bears
 
2012-10-14 08:34:14 AM  

Obama4Life: My grandfather had a couger (the animal, not the other type) and let it ride around in the back of his pickup truck, and raised and bottle-fed it, since it was a cub.

He only swatted at my grandfather once... and he picked took his boot off his foot, hit him over the head with it, and he never did it again


because the couger killed him.
 
2012-10-14 08:36:21 AM  

Obama4Life: My grandfather had a couger (the animal, not the other type) and let it ride around in the back of his pickup truck, and raised and bottle-fed it, since it was a cub.

He only swatted at my grandfather once... and he picked took his boot off his foot, hit him over the head with it, and he never did it again


How did the cougar get the boot off of the foot before hitting your grandfather with it?
 
2012-10-14 08:37:07 AM  
I was just watching the show that Casey has on the new Nat Geo Wild channel. Some of the things he was trying to teach Brutus (How to pounce on seal dens like a polar bear, how to catch flying salmon like a wild bear, etc) were really damn cool.

If anyone gets a chance to catch an episode, the show is called "America the Wild", I highly recommend it.
 
2012-10-14 08:42:04 AM  
Don't go in there,
You best beware,
Don't feed the bears
 
2012-10-14 08:42:08 AM  
www.radaronline.com

Bears loved this guy too (ketchup optional)...
 
2012-10-14 08:42:50 AM  
/Clint Howard unavailable for comments
 
2012-10-14 08:47:08 AM  
The problem with as one with the bear is it generally starts with becoming one in the bear's stomach.
 
2012-10-14 08:56:53 AM  

Obama4Life: My grandfather had a couger (the animal, not the other type) and let it ride around in the back of his pickup truck, and raised and bottle-fed it, since it was a cub.

He only swatted at my grandfather once... and he picked took his boot off his foot, hit him over the head with it, and he never did it again


Who never did what again?
 
2012-10-14 09:02:45 AM  
Eat Yu?
 
2012-10-14 09:03:32 AM  
Godless killing machines. Stupid people. Look into those eyes....

4.bp.blogspot.com

He will eat you and everyone you've ever loved.
 
2012-10-14 09:07:04 AM  
Brutus? Ides don't know, what could go wrong?
 
2012-10-14 09:07:49 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Godless killing machines. Stupid people. Look into those eyes....

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x303]

He will eat you and everyone you've ever loved.


deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-14 09:20:44 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: Obama4Life: My grandfather had a couger (the animal, not the other type) and let it ride around in the back of his pickup truck, and raised and bottle-fed it, since it was a cub.

He only swatted at my grandfather once... and he picked took his boot off his foot, hit him over the head with it, and he never did it again

Who never did what again?


The cougar never hit his grandfatehr with his boot again, naturally.

Now.....how he got a cougar to wear boots to BEGIN with...that's the REAL story....
 
2012-10-14 09:40:03 AM  
i.imgur.com 

/too obscure
 
2012-10-14 09:48:38 AM  
Meet Brutus, the 800lb grizzly bear who likes to eat his meals at the dinner table

buzzfeed copying since 2009
 
2012-10-14 09:51:37 AM  
What could go wrong? I'll tell ya what could go wrong.

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-14 09:53:12 AM  

bump: [www.radaronline.com image 350x350]

Bears loved this guy too (ketchup optional)...


The best line in that film is where the guy says, "I think the only reason the bears put up with him for so long is because they must have thought he was mentally retarded."
 
2012-10-14 09:59:17 AM  

bump: [www.radaronline.com image 350x350]

Bears loved this guy too (ketchup optional)...


To be fair, Treadwell was eaten by an unfamiliar, late-season bear. A starving bear. The bears Treadwell generally interacted with weren't hungry enough to bother with a crazy human.

I can readily imagine a Siegfried and Roy-style situation, though...

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-14 10:02:50 AM  
I have to tidy up the yard after my Golden Retriever, so I don't want to even think about poop-scoopin' after a grizzly.
 
2012-10-14 10:03:20 AM  
To be fair, Treadwell was eaten by an unfamiliar, late-season bear. A starving bear. The bears Treadwell generally interacted with weren't hungry enough to bother with a crazy human bears.

This just in: "Bears are wild animals and act like wild animals." Also, "unhinged freaks project humanesque behavior traits upon wild animals then act surprised when wild animals are themselves."
 
2012-10-14 10:05:24 AM  
www.jeffgreenspan.com
 
2012-10-14 10:22:52 AM  
I'd rather have a polar bear.
 
2012-10-14 10:28:59 AM  
My god... it's Sir Bearington!
 
2012-10-14 10:34:43 AM  
Casey had a tender heart according to friends, family, Brutus
 
2012-10-14 10:38:11 AM  
this guy is also starring in an interactive kids series for nat geo for the xbox. I don't care if he throws in the "don't do this at home kids"...it's a half hour of a guy playing with his bear, with kinect minigames thrown in. which part do you think a kid will remember?

big fan of nat geo, but they should have thought this through more
 
2012-10-14 10:40:59 AM  

Driver: I have to tidy up the yard after my Golden Retriever, so I don't want to even think about poop-scoopin' after a grizzly.


does the pope shiat in the woods?
is a bear catholic?
 
2012-10-14 11:05:45 AM  
Com'on now, who can look at that and not love bears?
 
2012-10-14 11:18:26 AM  
What ever happened to Marty Stouffer?
Didn't he have a pet bear?

Maybe it ate him...
 
2012-10-14 11:20:18 AM  

bump: To be fair, Treadwell was eaten by an unfamiliar, late-season bear. A starving bear. The bears Treadwell generally interacted with weren't hungry enough to bother with a crazy human bears.

This just in: "Bears are wild animals and act like wild animals." Also, "unhinged freaks project humanesque behavior traits upon wild animals then act surprised when wild animals are themselves."


I understand that bears are wild and dangerous. I'm frankly surprised that Treadwell did not meet his demise earlier. But he didn't. An unfamiliar and particularly hungry bear killed and ate Treadwell. And Treadwell's girlfriend. The bears that Treadwell normally interacted with were dangerous, but at least they were acclimated to the guy's presence. (The documentary is fascinating, and incredibly blunt. Well worth watching.)
 
2012-10-14 11:20:50 AM  
i26.photobucket.com
Not impressed
 
2012-10-14 11:22:07 AM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-14 11:25:07 AM  
Just as long as Olive Oyl is out of the picture all should be well.
 
2012-10-14 11:25:19 AM  

Acharne: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 600x300] 

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yes, that actually is Missi Pyle. she married Casey Anderson in 2008.
 
2012-10-14 11:29:20 AM  
Are they going to turn it into a heart-warming TV show about a wise caring mountain-man and his gentle giant grizzly bear friend?
 
2012-10-14 11:47:54 AM  

Canton: I understand that bears are wild and dangerous. I'm frankly surprised that Treadwell did not meet his demise earlier. But he didn't. An unfamiliar and particularly hungry bear killed and ate Treadwell. And Treadwell's girlfriend. The bears that Treadwell normally interacted with were dangerous, but at least they were acclimated to the guy's presence. (The documentary is fascinating, and incredibly blunt. Well worth watching.)


You all can make fun of Treadwell all you want, but if I were just a little bit crazier, that would be me. Except I'd have sense enough to leave the area when the bears were getting ready for hibernation.

This guy is a local. I think he found out just how expensive it is to keep a damn grizzly bear, and he's been looking for ways for his bear to bring in income ever since. But he lives in a beautiful place, and it's right off the highway--you can stop and visit Brutus whenever you want. You can't miss the obnoxious billboards leading up to his place.
 
2012-10-14 12:26:45 PM  

sandbar67: Casey had a tender heart according to friends, family, Brutus


I see someone else remembered the Fark HOTY.

Have never understood the fascination with keeping large, strong, inherently-violent animals as pets and treating them like members of the family. On the LOLs continuum, how do grizzlies compare with chimpanzees?
 
2012-10-14 12:27:58 PM  

cryinoutloud: Canton: I understand that bears are wild and dangerous. I'm frankly surprised that Treadwell did not meet his demise earlier. But he didn't. An unfamiliar and particularly hungry bear killed and ate Treadwell. And Treadwell's girlfriend. The bears that Treadwell normally interacted with were dangerous, but at least they were acclimated to the guy's presence. (The documentary is fascinating, and incredibly blunt. Well worth watching.)

You all can make fun of Treadwell all you want, but if I were just a little bit crazier, that would be me. Except I'd have sense enough to leave the area when the bears were getting ready for hibernation.

This guy is a local. I think he found out just how expensive it is to keep a damn grizzly bear, and he's been looking for ways for his bear to bring in income ever since. But he lives in a beautiful place, and it's right off the highway--you can stop and visit Brutus whenever you want. You can't miss the obnoxious billboards leading up to his place.


I'm not making fun, really, although Treadwell would have been better off if he'd stuck with the foxes. They really seemed to like him, which is fascinating. Normally the man did leave the area before the hungrier and more desperate grizzlies came along. The one time he didn't was a spur-of-the-moment decision, and a bad one.

It would be cool to meet Brutus, I have to admit. Helps that he was brought up by humans since he was a cub...
 
2012-10-14 12:41:54 PM  
I wonder if they sing The Bear and the Maiden Fair too the bear. I probably would not shout it though.
 
2012-10-14 12:48:08 PM  

Canton: I'm not making fun, really, although Treadwell would have been better off if he'd stuck with the foxes. They really seemed to like him, which is fascinating. Normally the man did leave the area before the hungrier and more desperate grizzlies came along. The one time he didn't was a spur-of-the-moment decision, and a bad one.


I didn't really mean you in particular. Treadwell gets a lot of crap, that poor loony dude. I saw the movie when it first came out, and I knew exactly how the guy felt, raving and ranting at the people who "invaded" his sanctuary and all. I'd rather hang out with Tim Treadwell than most other people I can think of.
 
2012-10-14 12:48:09 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: What could go wrong? I'll tell ya what could go wrong.


Looks like the bear truck-driver blew a seal...
 
2012-10-14 12:58:39 PM  

cryinoutloud: Canton: I'm not making fun, really, although Treadwell would have been better off if he'd stuck with the foxes. They really seemed to like him, which is fascinating. Normally the man did leave the area before the hungrier and more desperate grizzlies came along. The one time he didn't was a spur-of-the-moment decision, and a bad one.

I didn't really mean you in particular. Treadwell gets a lot of crap, that poor loony dude. I saw the movie when it first came out, and I knew exactly how the guy felt, raving and ranting at the people who "invaded" his sanctuary and all. I'd rather hang out with Tim Treadwell than most other people I can think of.


Except for that very last day, right?
 
2012-10-14 01:17:28 PM  

give me doughnuts: Are they going to turn it into a heart-warming TV show about a wise caring mountain-man and his gentle giant grizzly bear friend?


Yeah, yeah...kinda an "Adam and Eve" type thing, like it's the first time. We could have a main character, name him "Adam Grizzly"...maybe call the show "Here Comes Adam Grizzly" or something.
 
2012-10-14 01:25:23 PM  

mtrac: sandbar67: Casey had a tender heart according to friends, family, Brutus

I see someone else remembered the Fark HOTY.

Have never understood the fascination with keeping large, strong, inherently-violent animals as pets and treating them like members of the family. On the LOLs continuum, how do grizzlies compare with chimpanzees?


Exactly. A good general rule of thumb for longevity is to not have a pet that you can't beat in a fight.
 
2012-10-14 01:29:17 PM  
Surely, Brutus would never betray his old friend...
 
2012-10-14 02:27:01 PM  

Sick Old Farker: mtrac: sandbar67: Casey had a tender heart according to friends, family, Brutus

I see someone else remembered the Fark HOTY.

Have never understood the fascination with keeping large, strong, inherently-violent animals as pets and treating them like members of the family. On the LOLs continuum, how do grizzlies compare with chimpanzees?

Exactly. A good general rule of thumb for longevity is to not have a pet that you can't beat in a fight.


That's a very general rule, and probably applies mostly to non-domesticated animals. I was a 4-H kid. Some years, I brought adult, horned rams to show. They were strong. They knew how to use their horns. But they were well-bred, well-trained, and had no asshole tendencies. At least toward people. (My favorite was as docile as a big, mild-mannered dog, and he absolutely loved attention.) Of course, these were sheep, and they had less potential to be dangerous than the cattle, horses and pigs other kids showed. And I don't remember anyone getting mauled by their animals. Which might as well have been pets, because this is 4-H we're talking about.

Domestication with wise selective breeding is everything.
 
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