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(Japan Today)   Scienticians are stunned to discover that polar bears are bears   (japantoday.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Polar bear, polar bear, high-calorie, polar bear's main source, sea ice, Norway's Svalbard archipelago, polar bears, research team  
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2021-12-01 1:04:59 PM  
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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.
 
2021-12-01 11:39:07 AM  
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Observe one close enough and they'll demonstrate a fondness for eating humans, as well.
 
Juc [TotalFark]
2021-12-01 1:02:56 PM  
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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 1:06:48 PM  
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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 2:40:15 PM  
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Predators who taste human tend to become man killers because we're unnaturally salty.
 
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