Wildlife Officials Find Black Bear Passed Out Drunk

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Bear Drank Rainier, But Not Busch


    BAKER LAKE, Wash. -- When state Fish and Wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby -- dozens of empty cans of Rainier Beer.

    Bear Steals Campers' Beer; Passes Out

    The bear apparently got into campers' coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans.

    "He drank the Rainier and wouldn't drink the Busch beer," said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker.

    Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest. The beast then consumed about 36 cans of Rainier.

    A wildlife agent tried to chase the bear from the campground but the animal just climbed a tree to sleep it off for another four hours. Agents finally herded the bear away, but it returned the next morning.

    Agents then used a large, humane trap to capture it for relocation, baiting the trap with the usual: doughnuts, honey and, in this case, two open cans of Rainier.

    That did the trick.

    "This is a new one on me," Heinck said. "I've known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference."


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    hey ron
    what an interesting and funny story--thanks for passing it along :D
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  3. MikeBCda

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    Certainly a weird new twist on the good ol' Coke-versus-Pepsi taste-test surveys. :D
     
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    What's "Pepsi"?


    Funny story Ron, Rainer must have had a higher alcochol content, lol.

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  5. big ed

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    It was just a case of mistaken identity. My mother-in-law just had a little too much at a party and was sleeping it off.

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  6. MikeBCda

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    Good grief, don't tell me you've missed out on that part of Yankee culture down your way?? ;)

    Pepsi-Cola is (at least in the US and Canada) Coca-Cola's biggest competitor. At one time, way back when, both companies liked to run "blind" on-the-street surveys to see how many people preferred the taste of each without (supposedly) being able to identify which one they were tasting.
     
  7. Tassie_Devils

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    ROFL.... no, unfortunately we "did not miss out" on that..... just being sarcastic!
    Pepsi to me still tastes like........


    :D :D :D :D :D TAS
     
  8. Jooske

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    Was on the news here this morning with the videos and sleeping bear in the tree with dangling paws. That animal really knows to vote for his own taste!
     
  9. nadirah

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    Guess the bear had been drinking too much tiger beer... :D
     
  10. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    I hear the Bear is now living in a $1,000,000 Condo in Beverley Hills and coining in the Royalties for the Advertising...........with his good friend the Park Ranger.....!!!! :D

    You just can't buy that kind of news eh?




    Cochise, :cool:
     
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