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(Yahoo)   The National Park Service warns visitors about pushing their friends into bears. Wait... make that warns people AGAIN. Come on, America   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2593 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jun 2021 at 4:05 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-06-16 3:35:22 PM  
This is some dry-ass comedy gold.
 
2021-06-16 3:43:04 PM  
This is true. I can't tell you how many times I've been on the trail and got pushed into a bear and just had to beat him off.
 
2021-06-16 3:45:01 PM  

optikeye: This is true. I can't tell you how many times I've been on the trail and got pushed into a bear and just had to beat him off.


If it was a real, old-school bear, then you probably got off easy (or not at all).
 
2021-06-16 3:57:59 PM  
Uhh this is something that's been understood for a while

I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun YOU. If a push helps with that, so be it.
 
2021-06-16 4:07:08 PM  
You think you'd get better friends after the first time...
 
2021-06-16 4:08:18 PM  
I thought that was how you got away?
 
2021-06-16 4:09:44 PM  
How long before they're talking about peppery bear shiat with bells in it?
 
2021-06-16 4:12:19 PM  
Do not immediately drop to the ground and "play dead."   Bears can sense overacting.
 
2021-06-16 4:14:31 PM  
I've been to Davie Street.
 
2021-06-16 4:17:44 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Uhh this is something that's been understood for a while

I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun YOU. If a push helps with that, so be it.


static.xx.fbcdn.net Running to a tree or frantically climbing a tree may provoke a bear to chase you. If the friend you pushed down somehow made it up a tree and is now extending you a hand, there's a good chance you're not getting up that tree. Karma's a bear.
 
2021-06-16 4:18:35 PM  
It's a joke, not a facepalm, subby. Jeez, it's not that hard to figure out.
 
2021-06-16 4:18:49 PM  
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2021-06-16 4:19:38 PM  
Just wear some kind of protective repellant.

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Problem solved.
 
2021-06-16 4:20:56 PM  
But mah freedums!
 
2021-06-16 4:22:17 PM  

optikeye: This is true. I can't tell you how many times I've been on the trail and got pushed into a bear and just had to beat him off.


You're supposed to report those encounters to the park service. It helps them figure out bear behavior in the area. Guess you both got off lucky.
 
2021-06-16 4:24:27 PM  

Kassandry: optikeye: This is true. I can't tell you how many times I've been on the trail and got pushed into a bear and just had to beat him off.

You're supposed to report those encounters to the park service. It helps them figure out bear behavior in the area. Guess you both got off lucky.


Well, Craigslist took down the erotic services section, and....
 
2021-06-16 4:27:58 PM  
I would like to say this is b.s, who would push their friend into a bear? But then I think about where I grew up at, when I was a kid all the way up till today, it seems like there and the surrounding areas some kids like to push their friends into incoming traffic as a game.
 
2021-06-16 4:36:26 PM  
Remember:

Bug spray goes on you.

Bear spray goes on the bear.
 
2021-06-16 4:38:33 PM  
First, you should never play dead, run, shout or make any sudden movements. You also should never push a friend down to save yourself, the National Park Service said.
"Do not run up and push the bear and do not push a slower friend down...even if you feel the friendship has run its course," park rangers said.


Heh.
 
2021-06-16 4:39:46 PM  
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"Oh, come on, Ref!  That's a dive!  I never even touched him!"
 
2021-06-16 4:44:33 PM  
Lol

How to tell if the bear chasing you is a black bear or a brown bear: climb a tree.

A black bear will climb up to get you
A brown bear will shake you out of the tree
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2021-06-16 4:48:59 PM  
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2021-06-16 4:49:29 PM  
FTFA: In Colorado, a 71-year-old woman came face-to-face with a bear eating watermelon in her home

Then why for God's sake is the National Parks Service not selling these bear-eating watermelons? If we could carry one of those into national parks when hiking this would solve the problem!
 
2021-06-16 4:49:35 PM  
FTFA:

"Do not run up and push the bear...."

Oh really?

Woman pushes huge bear off a wall to protect her dogs
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2021-06-16 4:53:04 PM  
go into the woods alone. problem solved.
 
2021-06-16 4:55:04 PM  
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2021-06-16 5:51:49 PM  
When asked why the park doesn't design a garbage bin that is more bear proof the ranger responded that there is a considerable overlap between the smartest bear and the dumbest tourist
 
2021-06-16 6:25:19 PM  

jimpapa: When asked why the park doesn't design a garbage bin that is more bear proof the ranger responded that there is a considerable overlap between the smartest bear and the dumbest tourist


Same thing is true with racoons. At my old job they had garbage cans that were designed to be racoon proof. It was basically your standard concrete barrel garbage can, but it had a spring loaded door on the side that would slam shut once you let it go. I guess it was supposed to make it difficult for a racoon to hold the door open and climb into the trashcan. Well that failed. We used to watch plenty of racoons do just that, hold the door open and climb in and have a feast. But what it did do is stump many humans who couldn't figure out that they had to hold the door open and put their garbage inside. I saw plenty of people stand there and over and over again open the door, let it go and get pissed off because it closed before they could get put their trash in. It just did not connect for them that the door was made to slam shut and you had to hold it as you put your garbage in.
 
2021-06-16 6:31:30 PM  

Somaticasual: Kassandry: optikeye: This is true. I can't tell you how many times I've been on the trail and got pushed into a bear and just had to beat him off.

You're supposed to report those encounters to the park service. It helps them figure out bear behavior in the area. Guess you both got off lucky.

Well, Craigslist took down the erotic services section, and....


Oh. Oh! OH! Oops, my bad

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2021-06-16 6:50:43 PM  

jimpapa: When asked why the park doesn't design a garbage bin that is more bear proof the ranger responded that there is a considerable overlap between the smartest bear and the dumbest tourist


I happened to take a picture of my "bear proof" trash can this morning.
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2021-06-16 6:51:59 PM  
I don't have to be fast....just faster than you, PUSH
 
2021-06-16 6:58:54 PM  
So, next big Fark party will be in a National Park?
 
2021-06-16 7:20:57 PM  
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should have put her in charge
 
2021-06-16 8:04:17 PM  
Maybe your friend would be more comfortable with anonymous encounter in one of our park service public restrooms?
 
2021-06-16 8:34:37 PM  
But he runs faster than me.
 
2021-06-16 8:47:18 PM  

skyotter: jimpapa: When asked why the park doesn't design a garbage bin that is more bear proof the ranger responded that there is a considerable overlap between the smartest bear and the dumbest tourist

I happened to take a picture of my "bear proof" trash can this morning.
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ever wonder how they know it is bear proof?
https://wildsafebc.com/programs/bear-​r​esistant-bin-testing/
 
2021-06-16 10:40:33 PM  
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2021-06-17 9:16:32 AM  
Just like when escaping a zombie horde:

I don't have to be the fastest runner in the group, I just have to not be the slowest...
 
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