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2021-12-01 11:39:07 AM  
10 votes:
Observe one close enough and they'll demonstrate a fondness for eating humans, as well.
 
Juc [TotalFark]
2021-12-01 1:02:56 PM  
6 votes:
polar bears are quite carnivorous, not sure why they're surprised. Guess because it's going after something more terrestrial than usual?
Those things will eat basically anything they can catch though. Follow them long enough you'd probably find 'em eating two of everything on the planet. the noah's arc of food.
 
2021-12-01 1:08:00 PM  
5 votes:

Jeff5: Polar bears are very selective about what they eat.

They only eat what they can kill, or find dead.

And are one of two carnivores that will hunt and eat humans every time they get the chance.


The other being rich humans
 
2021-12-01 2:08:14 PM  
5 votes:
Wife is Canadian and has relatives "out West" who like to hunt and hike, and they all carry large caliber revolvers everywhere they go when they're in the woods. Even sleep with them. Specifically because of polar bears. Brown bears or grizzlies may be bigger, but polar bears have the personality of wolverines or honey badgers. They load them with absolutely insane rounds that push the physical limits of the handgun, because shooting at a hungry or pissed off bear is like shooting at a pickup truck barreling down on you, moving about as fast, and there aren't any trees to climb or places to hide out on the tundra or ice.
 
2021-12-01 12:15:39 PM  
2 votes:
Bears... beets... Battlestar Galactica
 
Juc [TotalFark]
2021-12-01 1:07:00 PM  
2 votes:

PirateKing: The way that some of these scientists capture the bears for study is really fascinating.

Because of the mostly carnivorous diet, polar bears are often starved for other nutrients like those found in green vegetables. A cheap and easy bait then is frozen green peas.

So what the scientists do is dig a large pit in the ice, and then scatter the peas around the edges.

When the polar bear comes to take a pea, they kick him in the ice hole.


Rosebud Frozen Peas
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2021-12-01 1:06:48 PM  
1 vote:
Polar bears are very selective about what they eat.

They only eat what they can kill, or find dead.

And are one of two carnivores that will hunt and eat humans every time they get the chance.
 
2021-12-01 2:32:19 PM  
1 vote:

Jeff5: redmid17: Jeff5: Polar bears are very selective about what they eat.

They only eat what they can kill, or find dead.

And are one of two carnivores that will hunt and eat humans every time they get the chance.

The other being rich humans

Close, crocodiles.

Others may accidentally kill a human and then feed, or take to human predation because of physical condition, but polar bears and crocodiles will eat you every time they get the chance.


Well you'd probably want to say crocodilians, as alligators would as well. However the point is still wrong, as the correct answer remains "rich humans."
 
2021-12-01 4:56:01 PM  
1 vote:

dionysusaur: leeksfromchichis: Predators who taste human tend to become man killers because we're unnaturally salty.

Not to mention tender and ill-armored.


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Not everyone is a spandex clad cyclist or a naturalist.
 
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