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(Sun News Network)   Man's best friend tries to scare off the bear attacking its owner. Every dog has his day   (sunnewsnetwork.ca ) divider line
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2013-08-05 02:54:20 PM  
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2013-08-05 03:18:23 PM  
That's what the dude gets for owning a bear.  It's a wild animal for chrissakes.

/What?
 
2013-08-05 04:33:49 PM  
Well, goddamnit... IS THE DOG OK?

/that pup needs a steak
 
2013-08-05 04:41:25 PM  
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"They do indeed, Frannie"
 
2013-08-05 04:42:13 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well, goddamnit... IS THE DOG OK?


Poorly written article is poorly written.
 
2013-08-05 06:16:21 PM  
CBC says the dog died. :(
 
2013-08-05 06:28:15 PM  
Kevin Rose to the rescue!
 
2013-08-05 06:33:07 PM  
Nice, now we have a wounded bear running around the park.
 
2013-08-05 06:49:32 PM  
Oh, ffs, Sunmedia.

Okay everyone, the dog died (sadface), the bear was trapped (happyface).

Now with link to better story.
 
2013-08-05 06:52:34 PM  
Young male black bears in Canada are known for being predatory with humans.

/poor dog. :(
 
2013-08-05 06:58:24 PM  
My cat wouldn't have done shiat.
 
2013-08-05 07:17:27 PM  
The dude LEFT his dogs? Let's skin him (the man) and make a tasteful hat from his pelt.

The dude defended and fled with his dogs? Let's beat his ass cheek with reeds ten times for not having a gun in bear country, putting his dogs in danger.

Let's honor the pooches and what I assume is at least of of their noble sacrifices. Also this is why you need guns.
 
2013-08-05 07:18:32 PM  

JustHereForThePics: My cat wouldn't have done shiat.


You say that. But just google "cat and black bear"
 
2013-08-05 07:42:20 PM  
I love my goggies
 
2013-08-05 07:55:51 PM  

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2013-08-05 07:58:18 PM  

libranoelrose: I love my goggies



Doggies in googles?
 
2013-08-05 08:00:40 PM  
Rest in peace, brave doggie. You defended your "pack."
 
2013-08-05 08:01:00 PM  
shiat, one of the dogs died. I hope the other is ok and someone does something about the goddamn dust in this office.

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2013-08-05 08:09:42 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: doglover: JustHereForThePics: My cat wouldn't have done shiat.

You say that. But just google "cat and black bear"

i know where you are coming from there... my 1.1yr old would eat a friggin bear... she is a tough biatch.


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2013-08-05 09:19:17 PM  
Oh boy!
Do I love Bears
You bet your life that I do
Ain't nothing anywhere like a big black bear
long as he's a mile away from you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Il0ljBmz6tM#a t= 12
 
2013-08-05 09:43:15 PM  
My dog is a dork, and only 30-ish pounds, But he greatly impresses me with his ability to judge when I'm in danger. It has to be a serious threat, like when I walk him around the corner bar and some asshole accidentally bumps into me and blames it on me, not taking "It's cool, man" as an answer. I guess he smells my own testosterone heating up. He bares teeth and, trust me, you don't want this little pooch on your ankle, forearm or nuts. This is a dog who can chew and claw through solid doors (real wood ones, not the crap you see in a suburban apt. complex)

He also detects medical emergencies. I recently had one in my sleep (no obvious trauma or anything) and he went into the other room to awake my girlfriend, who called EMS in what they say was close to the fail-safe time. It was a classic Lassie moment. Last time I checked, the dog is not an MD. He just knows.

And this is why dogs are awesome, even if they do chew all your laptop cords.
 
2013-08-05 09:47:06 PM  

dickfreckle: I recently had one in my sleep (no obvious trauma or anything)


Dogs have different senses. To us, it's magic. To them, it's simple odor detection. They can smell your illness and trauma at inferential concentrations like we can smell an open bottle of ammonia in a closed tent.
 
2013-08-05 09:52:59 PM  

doglover: inferential concentrations


infinitesimal.

fark you, auto correct.
 
2013-08-05 09:54:30 PM  

doglover: The dude LEFT his dogs? Let's skin him (the man) and make a tasteful hat from his pelt.

The dude defended and fled with his dogs? Let's beat his ass cheek with reeds ten times for not having a gun in bear country, putting his dogs in danger.

Let's honor the pooches and what I assume is at least of of their noble sacrifices. Also this is why you need guns.


Provincial Park, guns are prohibited.  This is a car camping destination.  Electricity, flush toilets, showers, buoyed off swimming area, playground for the kiddies.  That far north he probably should have been carrying spray though.  Even a little can of dog spray might have ended the situation.  I wonder what actions were taken by the victim prior to the attack, a lot of these attacks can be linked to improper response to something the bear did.

Even in the back country outside of a park guns are very rarely carried in the wilderness in Ontario outside of hunting season.  Going armed may be more common in the Thunder Bay region because of it's remoteness but I've backpacked many years around ontario and in the maritimes (pretty much all in bear country) and have never run into someone in the backcountry with guns (outside of hunting seasons).  I own guns but I wouldn't think of carrying the extra weight of a long gun and ammunition, never mind the possible legal entanglements if you run into a cop or conservation officer having a bad day.
 
2013-08-05 10:00:04 PM  

trackerbri: Provincial Park, guns are prohibited.


I forgot, this is Canada. Where was his fremelabouche stick?

alaska.si.edu

I dunno if it could kill a bear, but it's better than nothing.
 
2013-08-05 10:41:54 PM  

doglover: dickfreckle: I recently had one in my sleep (no obvious trauma or anything)

Dogs have different senses. To us, it's magic. To them, it's simple odor detection. They can smell your illness and trauma at inferential concentrations like we can smell an open bottle of ammonia in a closed tent.


Lol, you're like my GF when it comes to over-explaining things I understand but prefer to be left 'magical.' When she does it, I call it a "sky is blue moment," We once looked to a perfect sky and she says that it's it not actually blue and "[insert science]." She's incredibly smart (a requirement for me) but likes to ruin the mood in those "what does it all mean?" moments that aren't meant to be answered.

It's amusing, not annoying. But some things are just meant to be left unsaid in a particular conversation. Even though I know you're right, I'm gonna run with the story that my dog is the best EMT out there! With some time I could probably teach him to drive the ambulance. With books strapped to his rear paws in order to reach the pedals, of course.

:)
 
2013-08-05 10:42:23 PM  
My 60 lb. pit mix chased a bear from our house. When she caught up with it, it turned and swatted her. She came running back with her tail between her legs. Now when she chases them - she is sure to keep some separation.I am certain she would go ape dump on a bear if I was attacked (and would probably get killed too)./ Dogs are better than most people...
 
2013-08-05 10:56:21 PM  

dickfreckle: doglover: dickfreckle: I recently had one in my sleep (no obvious trauma or anything)

Dogs have different senses. To us, it's magic. To them, it's simple odor detection. They can smell your illness and trauma at inferential concentrations like we can smell an open bottle of ammonia in a closed tent.

Lol, you're like my GF when it comes to over-explaining things I understand but prefer to be left 'magical.' When she does it, I call it a "sky is blue moment," We once looked to a perfect sky and she says that it's it not actually blue and "[insert science]." She's incredibly smart (a requirement for me) but likes to ruin the mood in those "what does it all mean?" moments that aren't meant to be answered.

It's amusing, not annoying. But some things are just meant to be left unsaid in a particular conversation. Even though I know you're right, I'm gonna run with the story that my dog is the best EMT out there! With some time I could probably teach him to drive the ambulance. With books strapped to his rear paws in order to reach the pedals, of course.

:)


Why does it have to be magical? Why can't it be even more awesome when you know the WHY behind it? I'm not bashing you, I just cannot wrap my head around the preference for ignorance. Knowing why the sky is so blue, or how our dogs can do such amazing things doesn't take away from even the poetry of it, it just gives new depth.

Aw hell, Richard Feynman said it better than I ever could:

"I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts."
 
2013-08-05 11:02:00 PM  
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Not nearly as heartwarming as this.
 
2013-08-05 11:27:34 PM  

Lady Indica: dickfreckle: doglover: dickfreckle: I recently had one in my sleep (no obvious trauma or anything)

Dogs have different senses. To us, it's magic. To them, it's simple odor detection. They can smell your illness and trauma at inferential concentrations like we can smell an open bottle of ammonia in a closed tent.

Lol, you're like my GF when it comes to over-explaining things I understand but prefer to be left 'magical.' When she does it, I call it a "sky is blue moment," We once looked to a perfect sky and she says that it's it not actually blue and "[insert science]." She's incredibly smart (a requirement for me) but likes to ruin the mood in those "what does it all mean?" moments that aren't meant to be answered.

It's amusing, not annoying. But some things are just meant to be left unsaid in a particular conversation. Even though I know you're right, I'm gonna run with the story that my dog is the best EMT out there! With some time I could probably teach him to drive the ambulance. With books strapped to his rear paws in order to reach the pedals, of course.

:)

Why does it have to be magical? Why can't it be even more awesome when you know the WHY behind it? I'm not bashing you, I just cannot wrap my head around the preference for ignorance. Knowing why the sky is so blue, or how our dogs can do such amazing things doesn't take away from even the poetry of it, it just gives new depth.

Aw hell, Richard Feynman said it better than I ever could:

"I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate th ...


That and the real magic of dogs isn't their senses, it's the fact that a 60lb coonhound who broke into the garbage and ate things that aren't even food produces small amounts of odorless flatulence but a tiny daschund produces liter upon liter of eye melting painful gas.
 
2013-08-06 12:06:02 AM  

Ennuipoet: [graphicly.s3.amazonaws.com image 258x300]
"They do indeed, Frannie"


That's what I thought subby was referring too as well.  Of course I think Stephen King is a total hack.
 
2013-08-06 07:12:23 AM  
Meanwhile, your cat is peeing on your pillow and puking in your shoe
 
2013-08-06 09:27:00 AM  
1) Article is about a black bear attack. Picture in article is a grizzly.
2) Guy was attacked from behind - even if he had a gun/bear mace, he didn't see it coming. Although, it probably would have stopped him from getting attacked the 2nd time (when the dog defended him).
3) That other dog is never getting a steak.
 
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