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2021-06-07 1:03:36 PM  
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bullshiat lady.  if you leave random dog kibble in feeding dishes out on the porch/in the yard you are feeding EVERYTHING from coons and feral cats to skunks and bears too!

i have an idea for how to teach her a lesson, even if she is a 77 YO AND "from switzerland" -strip her property of kibble and birdseed and other edibles for a week. then handcuff her and leave her in the "kibble spot" for 24 hours. the county promises to dispose of whatever of her is left in the paupers field.....

OK, that would be insane, i'm not serious.

but i AM serious that feeding wild mammals is BAD juju. bird and hummingbird feeders can be ok (there are some exceptions) but habituating wild non-bird critters (i'm including reptiles here) to "wow! humans always=food!" is dangerous for ALL local humans and terrible for the critters.

please DON'T do this.....it may seem like you're being kind, but you're simply teaching the critters to be lazy and dependant on you in contradiction of their natural foraging/hunting habits, and habituating them to "know" that humans=food. so, when they stumble across a human NOT offering them endless free kibbles-n-bits, the large predators often just much on the easily available human instead.....

if you LOVE bears, gators, pumas, whatever, ALWAYS remember feeding them=them being shot one day as "nuisance" critters.
 
2021-06-07 1:09:04 PM  
feeding bears is not remaining neutral, lady.
 
2021-06-07 1:39:13 PM  
I think that she is missing a few marshmallows in her hot cocoa.
 
2021-06-07 1:40:10 PM  
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2021-06-07 1:40:24 PM  
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Approves...
 
2021-06-07 1:42:21 PM  
Meh, let her feed them.  Darwin will sort it out in the end.
 
2021-06-07 1:44:50 PM  

luna1580: i have an idea for how to teach her a lesson, even if she is a 77 YO AND "from switzerland" -strip her property of kibble and birdseed and other edibles for a week. then handcuff her and leave her in the "kibble spot" for 24 hours. the county promises to dispose of whatever of her is left in the paupers field.....


I can see you've never met a Finnish grandmother. My wife's grandmother was one of those odd older ladies that was just friends with all sorts of wildlife, but in particular bears. She didn't just leave kibble for the bears, she fed the bears. Momma bear ended up bringing weaned cubs by to get fed by the odd human she like for years. This is apparently a very "normal" thing for elderly Finnish women to do if they live in a rural area. In my wife's case her grandmother ran cook shacks for the guys logging / surveying / mining in the back country so she got used to dealing with bears around the cook shack looking for food. When she retired, she befriending the bears near the cottage. Granted, she lived about an twenty minutes away from the nearest neighbor at the time, so probably quite a bit different in that respect. However that lady scared the living daylights out of me the first time I saw her feeding a bear.
 
2021-06-07 1:45:28 PM  
Some of the bears, he wrote, "were extremely fat and not what a normal bear would look like."

And I took that personally.

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2021-06-07 1:45:55 PM  
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2021-06-07 1:46:19 PM  
Sick of the Swiss
Youtube i2XTuc6i1Uo
 
2021-06-07 1:49:06 PM  
So a neighbor with security cameras and a ranger who spent enough time to compile a 23 page report didn't once see her actually feeding a single bear.  All they saw was [allegedly] fat bears on her property.

Reads on...

Oh, FFS.  She says maybe they were attracted to the dog food she left out for raccoons.  God damnit woman!
 
2021-06-07 1:50:44 PM  
Jesus Christ. It's not because you're from Switzerland, lady.

But also, yeah, fark the Swiss.
 
2021-06-07 1:52:13 PM  
A fed bear is a dead bear.

/lives with bears and wildlife.
 
2021-06-07 1:52:59 PM  

hissatsu: Some of the bears, he wrote, "were extremely fat and not what a normal bear would look like."

And I took that personally.

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https://explore.org/fat-bear-week

https://www.katmaiconservancy.org/fat​-​bear-week-2020/

😄
 
2021-06-07 1:57:45 PM  
Don't feed wildlife.

My neighbor got into the habit of feeding the fish at the neighborhood pond. Next thing she knew, a carp was breaking into her car one night to steal a half-eaten bag of Chex Mix.
 
2021-06-07 1:57:51 PM  

luna1580: [Fark user image image 679x145]

bullshiat lady.  if you leave random dog kibble in feeding dishes out on the porch/in the yard you are feeding EVERYTHING from coons and feral cats to skunks and bears too!

i have an idea for how to teach her a lesson, even if she is a 77 YO AND "from switzerland" -strip her property of kibble and birdseed and other edibles for a week. then handcuff her and leave her in the "kibble spot" for 24 hours. the county promises to dispose of whatever of her is left in the paupers field.....

OK, that would be insane, i'm not serious.

but i AM serious that feeding wild mammals is BAD juju. bird and hummingbird feeders can be ok (there are some exceptions) but habituating wild non-bird critters (i'm including reptiles here) to "wow! humans always=food!" is dangerous for ALL local humans and terrible for the critters.

please DON'T do this.....it may seem like you're being kind, but you're simply teaching the critters to be lazy and dependant on you in contradiction of their natural foraging/hunting habits, and habituating them to "know" that humans=food. so, when they stumble across a human NOT offering them endless free kibbles-n-bits, the large predators often just much on the easily available human instead.....

if you LOVE bears, gators, pumas, whatever, ALWAYS remember feeding them=them being shot one day as "nuisance" critters.


"Kibble spot" would be an amazing name for a pet-friendly gay bar.
 
2021-06-07 1:58:40 PM  
You don't really hear much about Switzerland. I'd like to go there.
 
2021-06-07 1:58:48 PM  

hissatsu: Some of the bears, he wrote, "were extremely fat and not what a normal bear would look like."

And I took that personally.

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Oh lawd he comin!
 
2021-06-07 1:59:19 PM  
I thought the Swiss only hid Nazi loot in WW2.  Did not know they fed bears also.  What a crazy culture
 
2021-06-07 2:00:48 PM  
"I've never seen a bear hurt anyone."

Ho
lee
far
king
cheese


what the actual
 
2021-06-07 2:01:19 PM  
All I know is that looking at the girl on this package as a kid created like 3 squares on my fetish bingo card.
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And don't feed wildlife, ya knobs.
 
2021-06-07 2:04:56 PM  

luna1580: please DON'T do this.....it may seem like you're being kind, but you're simply teaching the critters to be lazy and dependant on you


Same goes for humans and unemployment insurance!
 
2021-06-07 2:06:50 PM  

NephilimNexus: Meh, let her feed them.  Darwin will sort it out in the end.


No. Then they would have to put the bears down.
 
2021-06-07 2:08:11 PM  
Yes.  Yes, it's because you're Swiss.  Everyone needs to stop pretending it's for any other reason.  You know what you did wrong.
 
2021-06-07 2:09:07 PM  

omg bbq: luna1580: [Fark user image image 679x145]

bullshiat lady.  if you leave random dog kibble in feeding dishes out on the porch/in the yard you are feeding EVERYTHING from coons and feral cats to skunks and bears too!

i have an idea for how to teach her a lesson, even if she is a 77 YO AND "from switzerland" -strip her property of kibble and birdseed and other edibles for a week. then handcuff her and leave her in the "kibble spot" for 24 hours. the county promises to dispose of whatever of her is left in the paupers field.....

OK, that would be insane, i'm not serious.

but i AM serious that feeding wild mammals is BAD juju. bird and hummingbird feeders can be ok (there are some exceptions) but habituating wild non-bird critters (i'm including reptiles here) to "wow! humans always=food!" is dangerous for ALL local humans and terrible for the critters.

please DON'T do this.....it may seem like you're being kind, but you're simply teaching the critters to be lazy and dependant on you in contradiction of their natural foraging/hunting habits, and habituating them to "know" that humans=food. so, when they stumble across a human NOT offering them endless free kibbles-n-bits, the large predators often just much on the easily available human instead.....

if you LOVE bears, gators, pumas, whatever, ALWAYS remember feeding them=them being shot one day as "nuisance" critters.

"Kibble spot" would be an amazing name for a pet-friendly gay bar.


Furry cafe
 
2021-06-07 2:09:38 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: All I know is that looking at the girl on this package as a kid created like 3 squares on my fetish bingo card.
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And don't feed wildlife, ya knobs.


Is it bad that my mind immediately did the math? The answer is 7 women.
 
2021-06-07 2:10:43 PM  

McGrits: Colour_out_of_Space: All I know is that looking at the girl on this package as a kid created like 3 squares on my fetish bingo card.
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And don't feed wildlife, ya knobs.

Is it bad that my mind immediately did the math? The answer is 7 women.


Woops make that 28 women.
 
2021-06-07 2:13:12 PM  
"but i live in an urban area! there aren't any bears/cougars/gators around here! and racoons are SO cute!" you may say.

no. STILL this is very bad juju.....

this:

We've never seen so many raccoons in one place before
Youtube 35fEXMmNRgY
 
2021-06-07 2:13:53 PM  
very soon becomes THIS:

Guy Finds Insane Number Of Raccoons Stuck Inside Dumpster
Youtube JGZDVw_keaA
 
2021-06-07 2:18:46 PM  
"Swiss Miss card."

+1 for Subby.

/I chuckled.
 
2021-06-07 2:20:55 PM  

luna1580: very soon becomes THIS:

[YouTube video: Guy Finds Insane Number Of Raccoons Stuck Inside Dumpster]


My ex-girlfriend's parents would feed the raccoons in their backyard. It went on long enough that the raccoons had basically stomped a trail onto their lawn.

It was stupid, and I'm just glad their cats were kept indoors at all times.
 
2021-06-07 2:21:05 PM  

luna1580: [Fark user image 679x145]

bullshiat lady.  if you leave random dog kibble in feeding dishes out on the porch/in the yard you are feeding EVERYTHING from coons and feral cats to skunks and bears too!

i have an idea for how to teach her a lesson, even if she is a 77 YO AND "from switzerland" -strip her property of kibble and birdseed and other edibles for a week. then handcuff her and leave her in the "kibble spot" for 24 hours. the county promises to dispose of whatever of her is left in the paupers field.....

OK, that would be insane, i'm not serious.

but i AM serious that feeding wild mammals is BAD juju. bird and hummingbird feeders can be ok (there are some exceptions) but habituating wild non-bird critters (i'm including reptiles here) to "wow! humans always=food!" is dangerous for ALL local humans and terrible for the critters.

please DON'T do this.....it may seem like you're being kind, but you're simply teaching the critters to be lazy and dependant on you in contradiction of their natural foraging/hunting habits, and habituating them to "know" that humans=food. so, when they stumble across a human NOT offering them endless free kibbles-n-bits, the large predators often just much on the easily available human instead.....

if you LOVE bears, gators, pumas, whatever, ALWAYS remember feeding them=them being shot one day as "nuisance" critters.


go on about the stripping and handcuffs please
 
2021-06-07 2:22:38 PM  

KarmicDisaster: I think that she is missing a few marshmallows in her hot cocoa.


*Applause*
 
2021-06-07 2:22:47 PM  

NephilimNexus: Meh, let her feed them.  Darwin will sort it out in the end.


Yes. With the bears being dead and some police or potentially wildlife officers being able to get it up for their hookers that night.
 
2021-06-07 2:24:02 PM  
FTFA:Euthanizing means walking up to the bear and shooting it, he explained.

Ok, that made me laugh harder than I should have.

Also, Ilwaco is a deeply weird place. Spent some time there a few years back, and everyone there is just a little bit off, like in a Twin Peaks way.

Now I'm wondering if bear lady also carries around a log.
 
2021-06-07 2:25:13 PM  

Diagonal: "I've never seen a bear hurt anyone."

Ho
lee
far
king
cheese


what the actual


Thankfully I've never seen it happen in person, but I was just reminded of this:

Bear Attacks Woman And Trainers On TV !!!
Youtube Av-DqY1wLN8
 
2021-06-07 2:27:48 PM  
There's a good book called Night of the Grizzlies about a terrible few days of bear attacks in Glacier National Park in the 60s.

The workers at the Granite Park Chalet restaurant would dump food waste into a pit nearby to attract bears, so the guests could sit and watch them from the safety of the building.

Unfortunately, a few hundred yards away was a campground and, one night, a crazy, parasite riddled, grizzly went into the camp and started killing hikers.

I worked trail crews in Glacier for two summers. A bear habituated to human food sources is the most dangerous bear.
 
2021-06-07 2:30:01 PM  
My grandmother had a swamp behind her house with a road that led through it to an oil derrick and a small platform, and there was pond where an 11 foot gator hung out.

Whenever we would have a crawfish boil, we would dump the shells in the pound for the gator.

The gator got used to people cause my grandmother would bring it raw chickens and call it.

It got so used to people you could not go back there without food because it would come of of the pound for you.

I think my grandfather was waiting for the gator to eat her.

But the gator knew my grandmother was meaner.
 
2021-06-07 2:33:08 PM  
IIRC, bears were extinct in Switzerland until as recently as 2005.  They are still incredibly rare there, so I doubt she realized the problems she was creating having likely not grown up with them.

Doing a search on Google, it appears that some Swiss cantons have recently passed laws making wildlife feeding verboten, save for some birds, because of increasing problems with them eating plastic and damaging property.  So I am guessing the Swiss have a culture of treating the local fauna like stray pets.

Maybe the lady who last owned my house was Swiss.  Never before had I seen so many well-fed stray cats showing up to my back door.
 
2021-06-07 2:35:07 PM  

beezeltown: Don't feed wildlife.

My neighbor got into the habit of feeding the fish at the neighborhood pond. Next thing she knew, a carp was breaking into her car one night to steal a half-eaten bag of Chex Mix.


I was gonna say "no way would a carp break into a car", but then you mentioned Chex Mix. That stuff is delicious, especially the cheddar version.
 
2021-06-07 2:42:35 PM  
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2021-06-07 2:46:22 PM  

theflatline: My grandmother had a swamp behind her house with a road that led through it to an oil derrick and a small platform, and there was pond where an 11 foot gator hung out.

Whenever we would have a crawfish boil, we would dump the shells in the pound for the gator.

The gator got used to people cause my grandmother would bring it raw chickens and call it.

It got so used to people you could not go back there without food because it would come of of the pound for you.

I think my grandfather was waiting for the gator to eat her.

But the gator knew my grandmother was meaner.


I was just reminded of this:

Betty White in Lake Placid
Youtube uTaaSz3v6FM
 
2021-06-07 2:47:29 PM  
Hehe fat bears
 
2021-06-07 2:48:49 PM  

Diagonal: "I've never seen a bear hurt anyone."

Ho
lee
far
king
cheese


what the actual



yup. bears ARE carnivores and predators. this can't be restated enough........


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly​_​Man
 
2021-06-07 2:49:51 PM  

JohnCarter: I thought the Swiss only hid Nazi loot in WW2.  Did not know they fed bears also.  What a crazy culture


Fact: They are a versatile people that can perform many functions: hiding nazi gold, feeding bears, opening cans, screwdriver....
 
2021-06-07 2:51:03 PM  
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2021-06-07 2:52:19 PM  
die Schweiz -- The land of Krampus?   Most like she was fattening up the bears -- to eat!

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2021-06-07 2:52:20 PM  
I've been to a fair amount of countries in Europe, and the Swiss were the least friendly, IMHO.
 
2021-06-07 2:53:48 PM  

theflatline: My grandmother had a swamp behind her house with a road that led through it to an oil derrick and a small platform, and there was pond where an 11 foot gator hung out.

Whenever we would have a crawfish boil, we would dump the shells in the pound for the gator.

The gator got used to people cause my grandmother would bring it raw chickens and call it.

It got so used to people you could not go back there without food because it would come of of the pound for you.

I think my grandfather was waiting for the gator to eat her.

But the gator knew my grandmother was meaner.


Amos Moses?
 
2021-06-07 2:54:10 PM  
ok, bears are omnivores (in before someone corrects me! maybe!) BUT they will CERTAINLY kill and consume walking/swimming masses of protein and fat like humans and salmon, IF they feel they are a food source....

bears who live in salmon country innately "know" salmon can be a food source. but most must be taught humans are a food source too....

/kibbles-n-bits, bits and bits and bits.....
 
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