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(SoraNews24)   Mass-murdering bear memorialized in Hokkaido tourist site with unnervingly realistic portrayal of 750-lb monster. Behold the "Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident Reconstruction Location"   (soranews24.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Bears, bear sightings, Brown Bear, Sankebetsu brown bear incident, black bear, brown bear, Bear, reporter Saya Togashi  
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2022-06-26 11:48:57 PM  
Canada will be happy to air lift a few more brown bears for Japan, and throw in a polar bear or two if it will make them happy.
 
2022-06-27 12:34:12 AM  
Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour Jesus Christ?
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2022-06-27 12:36:24 AM  
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2022-06-27 12:37:48 AM  
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2022-06-27 12:52:36 AM  
800 lbs and 9ft...Holy shat that's a big bear...Something that big and (H)angry would not be satisfied with
a Snickers...In fact snickering at it might make it more angry...
 
2022-06-27 12:56:36 AM  
Is the reporter referring to herself in the third person? Is that a Japanese journalism thing? It rang pretty weird to Mr. Flakcatcher as he read it.

/see what I did there?
//sorry
///see what he did there?
 
2022-06-27 1:06:32 AM  
Let me guess: paid by the word?
 
2022-06-27 1:07:23 AM  
I love that the word "bear" is the oldest known euphemism. People were afraid to say the real name, lest they inadvertently summon it.

Looking at that thing, I understand why.
 
2022-06-27 1:15:35 AM  

Special Guest: I love that the word "bear" is the oldest known euphemism. People were afraid to say the real name, lest they inadvertently summon it.

Looking at that thing, I understand why.


Yet people have no problem saying "wolf" .
 
2022-06-27 1:21:43 AM  
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2022-06-27 1:24:12 AM  
Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident Reconstruction Location is the name of my all girl, Japanese, Kpop cover band.
 
2022-06-27 1:49:04 AM  
"The real estate agent said homes made out of sticks were totally safe from marauding bears!"

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2022-06-27 1:57:10 AM  
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2022-06-27 2:13:59 AM  
The horror

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...the horror...
 
2022-06-27 2:15:38 AM  
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O, hai! What's going on in this thread, guys?
 
2022-06-27 2:18:52 AM  
He tried to tell us!
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2022-06-27 2:21:33 AM  
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2022-06-27 2:26:46 AM  
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2022-06-27 2:26:58 AM  
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2022-06-27 2:27:52 AM  
I've seen worse jokes, they're bearable.

Just like that shack.
 
2022-06-27 2:31:38 AM  
I also didn't realise last century Japanese houses operated like the Flintstones.

I wonder what they used the bear for?

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Bear conditioner?
 
2022-06-27 2:33:11 AM  
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2022-06-27 2:57:33 AM  
I've read up about the 'Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident'. It was pretty farking horrifying.
 
2022-06-27 3:07:45 AM  
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2022-06-27 3:08:59 AM  

LordJiro: I've read up about the 'Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident'. It was pretty farking horrifying.


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Eating that mother while she begged it to stop... that's why Springfield took measures
 
2022-06-27 3:15:20 AM  
"Mind you I don't know whether you've really considered the advantages of owning a really fine set of modern encyclopedias."
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/Are you an encyclopedia salesman?
//Oh, I'm not, I'm a brown bear.
///If I let you in, you'll try to sell us encyclopedias.
////I won't, I just want to come in and eat both of you. Honestly.
 
2022-06-27 3:19:22 AM  
Bear down for midterms!!
 
2022-06-27 3:22:53 AM  
As if thatch walls and wooden shutters will stop the Watchtower Bible bears when they come a knocking. They're a pushy bunch.
 
2022-06-27 3:58:08 AM  
Holy shiat.  Added to my list.
 
2022-06-27 4:16:30 AM  
Wait! I saw a movie about that bear once.
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It had that cute but weird chick from scandahovia I think?
 
2022-06-27 5:00:12 AM  
The article is quite good, with no distracting errors or awkward weird English that I could find. I suspect it was written by a Farker or a dedicated pro, but what are the chances of the latter still existing in the wild?

But hoo-haa, the article gives a great sense of Japan in big letters. There is plenty of cutesy giving way to creepy, and peace living right next to horrific violence. There are several movies in Japan that describe real events, from people getting lost in blizzards, to nuclear meltdowns, and now... I guess... bear attacks. I have to go find YELLOW FANGS. Fun stuff.

And if you want a small dose of it, go watch Princess Mononoke, or even Totoro. Japan is said to be 80% forested, and those forests hold all kinds of stuff that nobody under about age 80 knows much about. The kami. The old stone monuments, spider webs at eye level for as far as you can see and cutting grasses up to your navel. Humus that goes to knee deep in some places, giving way to marsh or bogs with no notice. It is beautiful and benign, or it will swallow you up. The kami will choose to show you what they will. But best to stay on the foot paths.

It really is a creepy wilderness where the people aren't scary in the slightest, but nature is an omnipresent threat. Not too many places like that. And don't forget! No guns, and no long knives. You are on your own. You are a scared hairless monkey.

I have not wanted to visit a place this much in years. Looks like a lot of fun.
 
2022-06-27 5:05:14 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: 800 lbs and 9ft...Holy shat that's a big bear...Something that big and (H)angry would not be satisfied with
a Snickers...In fact snickering at it might make it more angry...


He could dunk a basketball without jumping. And run as fast as a horse. Bears man.

He came through the wall in early December. Would you leave your food and home and run for your life with only the clothes on your back? Because December in Hokkaido... that is practically a death sentence to begin with.
 
2022-06-27 5:07:01 AM  

studebaker hoch: Special Guest: I love that the word "bear" is the oldest known euphemism. People were afraid to say the real name, lest they inadvertently summon it.

Looking at that thing, I understand why.

Yet people have no problem saying "wolf" .


You can make friends with wolves, which integrate with human groups in a handful of generations. Bears, however aren't exactly sociable creatures. You always see many wolves or coyotes, even large groups of wild cats stick together. Bears are almost never in numbers >1 and, if they are... you have a serious problem.
 
2022-06-27 5:14:37 AM  
I love the humor. People just Netflix and chilling and suddenly.... GRIZZLY!

It is all fun and games until a grizzly comes through the wall, and they almost never do.

I walk through the forest every night, and it reminds me of lower Manhattan in the 1980s.

etc.

Fun article.
 
2022-06-27 5:47:21 AM  
Farm town on the ass end of nowhere capitalizes on the one interesting thing that happened there 100 years ago. News at 11.
 
2022-06-27 6:03:33 AM  
Should have built with brick!

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2022-06-27 6:04:25 AM  

indylaw: Farm town on the ass end of nowhere capitalizes on the one interesting thing that happened there 100 years ago. News at 11.


To be fair, that shiat was bananas.  The bear killed a lot of people, indoor people, not just people going into their bearitory.  It's worse than Jaws, and that was fiction
 
2022-06-27 6:12:10 AM  

leeksfromchichis: indylaw: Farm town on the ass end of nowhere capitalizes on the one interesting thing that happened there 100 years ago. News at 11.

To be fair, that shiat was bananas.  The bear killed a lot of people, indoor people, not just people going into their bearitory.  It's worse than Jaws, and that was fiction


People must have been delicious!
 
2022-06-27 6:25:45 AM  
a giant brown bear that hadn't hibernated attacked one of the dwellings and killed two people

Whar coffee!!!! WHAR!!!!!

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2022-06-27 6:50:03 AM  

indylaw: leeksfromchichis: indylaw: Farm town on the ass end of nowhere capitalizes on the one interesting thing that happened there 100 years ago. News at 11.

To be fair, that shiat was bananas.  The bear killed a lot of people, indoor people, not just people going into their bearitory.  It's worse than Jaws, and that was fiction

People must have been delicious!


Apparently we're self salting meat.
 
2022-06-27 7:01:33 AM  
I don't care for this youtuber much, but it was a neat video.  There's a fair amount of interesting "living with bears" stuff at the village.

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2022-06-27 7:30:26 AM  

Special Guest: I love that the word "bear" is the oldest known euphemism. People were afraid to say the real name, lest they inadvertently summon it.


What, wait? What's the "real" name?
 
2022-06-27 7:33:02 AM  

likwidflame: Bear down for midterms!!


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2022-06-27 7:36:05 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Special Guest: I love that the word "bear" is the oldest known euphemism. People were afraid to say the real name, lest they inadvertently summon it.

What, wait? What's the "real" name?


"Burly gay man".

Seriously, wtf is the "real name"?
 
2022-06-27 8:06:14 AM  
Those pictures of the road look exactly like a place we go camping. I admit I've had to beat off many a bear at that place and a couple of otters
 
2022-06-27 8:20:37 AM  

optikeye: Those pictures of the road look exactly like a place we go camping. I admit I've had to beat off many a bear at that place and a couple of otters


So you're really close friends with the bears.

You ain't comin' here for the huntin' are you?
 
2022-06-27 8:42:27 AM  

Special Guest: I love that the word "bear" is the oldest known euphemism. People were afraid to say the real name, lest they inadvertently summon it.

Looking at that thing, I understand why.


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(Laughs at your diminutive bear)
 
2022-06-27 8:51:11 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: 800 lbs and 9ft...Holy shat that's a big bear...Something that big and (H)angry would not be satisfied with
a Snickers...In fact snickering at it might make it more angry...


That's just the average size of a male Kodiak brown bear. Polar bears are even bigger.
 
2022-06-27 9:40:26 AM  

Special Guest: I love that the word "bear" is the oldest known euphemism. People were afraid to say the real name, lest they inadvertently summon it.

Looking at that thing, I understand why.


Arctic means " with bears." Antarctic means "without bears." That says something that we designated regions by whether there were bears or not.
 
2022-06-27 9:43:46 AM  
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