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Bruin buddy [Man has pet GRIZZLY BEAR]
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Posted on 05/17/2009 10:25:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Pet dog? Cat? Maybe a goldfish? Not for naturalist Casey Anderson, who adopted a grizzly bear cub seven years ago after the furry one-month-old was found orphaned in an overpopulated wildlife park. Anderson named his new pet Brutus, and the two have been inseparable ever since — together, they've set out on a yearlong mission to chronicle the lives of Yellowstone's vulnerable grizzly bears. The pair star in the National Geographic special “Expedition Grizzly featuring Casey Anderson,” airing Sunday, May 3 at p.m. ET/PT.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animals; anthropomorphization; grizzly; napl; pets; verybadidea
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A pet grizzly bear? Neat! What could possibly go wrong?
1 posted on 05/17/2009 10:25:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
I'm sure this will end well.


2 posted on 05/17/2009 10:26:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Israel is built on rock. Arabia is built on sand.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

/mark


3 posted on 05/17/2009 10:28:59 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Pet dog? Cat? Maybe a goldfish?

Moluccan cockatoo.


4 posted on 05/17/2009 10:31:27 PM PDT by South40 (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ll see his bear and raise him two male 3 mos old chocolate Lab demons.


5 posted on 05/17/2009 10:33:19 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you're in the basin, that's the best)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What could possibly happen?
6 posted on 05/17/2009 10:37:48 PM PDT by eclecticEel (I don't want Obama to fail, I want him to fail quickly.)
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To: eclecticEel

shh....he hasn’t seen that one yet


7 posted on 05/17/2009 10:40:24 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: eclecticEel

Ah yes, Tim Snackwell.


8 posted on 05/17/2009 10:42:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Israel is built on rock. Arabia is built on sand.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Well when a man has a pet Grizzly he can be sure that the bear will be well fed.


9 posted on 05/17/2009 10:42:36 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: eclecticEel

T. Treadwell, IMHO, was disturbed.


10 posted on 05/17/2009 10:43:47 PM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: stainlessbanner
he hasn’t seen that one yet

Do you mean the man, or the bear?

11 posted on 05/17/2009 10:48:51 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (We have nothing to fear, except our fearful government itself.)
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To: machogirl

Yes, getting eaten alive does tend to disturb one...for a little while. It disturbs the dessert in the next sleeping bag a little longer.


12 posted on 05/17/2009 10:50:38 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (We have nothing to fear, except our fearful government itself.)
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[Man has pet GRIZZLY BEAR] ....
What a freaking idiot.
13 posted on 05/17/2009 10:52:02 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Didn't they make a show about this already?


14 posted on 05/17/2009 10:54:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: South40

Cockatoos are so noisy and dangerous. My mother had them. After getting attacked, she got rid of them.


15 posted on 05/17/2009 10:56:43 PM PDT by StilettoRaksha
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To: machogirl
T. Treadwell, IMHO, was disturbed.

Yes, he was VERY disturbed by a bear. (IMHO, the bear was NOT disturbed)

16 posted on 05/17/2009 10:59:47 PM PDT by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

17 posted on 05/17/2009 11:45:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: period end of story

why am i wincing with a slight (shame on me) chuckle?


18 posted on 05/17/2009 11:49:05 PM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: ApplegateRanch

that documentary was something else


19 posted on 05/17/2009 11:49:55 PM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: period end of story

a guy in the documentary that knew him speculated that the bears had left him alone for so long because they thought he was “nuts”.


20 posted on 05/17/2009 11:50:55 PM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: machogirl

It was a tad cheeky.


21 posted on 05/17/2009 11:51:52 PM PDT by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This will not end well.


22 posted on 05/17/2009 11:53:12 PM PDT by microgood
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To: microgood
This will not end well.

Ya think?

23 posted on 05/17/2009 11:55:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Israel is built on rock. Arabia is built on sand.)
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To: StilettoRaksha

My cockatoo is certainly noisy at times but she is anything but dangerous. I’ve had her 21 years and she’s never bitten me or anyone else or presented any danger to anyone.


24 posted on 05/17/2009 11:56:59 PM PDT by South40 (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: period end of story

just a “tad” ;)


25 posted on 05/18/2009 12:15:59 AM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ll bet it smells great, too!


26 posted on 05/18/2009 12:42:51 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama! (If you're old enough, you'll understand the reference))
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To: ottbmare

27 posted on 05/18/2009 12:49:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Brutus shown here cavorting with his emergency Grizzly-CO-MRE.

28 posted on 05/18/2009 1:00:48 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Slings and Arrows; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Chet 99

Well, it’s the owner—not the breed. Banning grizzlies as pets would be like violating our Second Amendment. Now let’s see some photos of grizzlies cuddling with their owners. ;-)

[Little irony, humor and sarcasm there.]


29 posted on 05/18/2009 1:09:22 AM PDT by familyop (Randian objectivism: all about me, me,...)
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To: familyop; Chet 99

Can I have a Tiger now???!?!


31 posted on 05/18/2009 1:23:20 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Chet 99
"Can I have a Tiger now???!?!"

Sure. We might as well make our bipartisan liberaltarian environment more interesting. ;-)


32 posted on 05/18/2009 1:29:21 AM PDT by familyop (Randian objectivism: all about me, me,...)
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"Now let’s see some photos of grizzlies cuddling with their owners. ;-)"

Like post #28?

(Of course that's not one of those dangerous "Pit Grizzlies.")
33 posted on 05/18/2009 1:34:09 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: shibumi

Of course not. It’s an American Staffordshire grizzly or American bulldog/mastiff grizzly. ;-)


34 posted on 05/18/2009 1:40:24 AM PDT by familyop (Randian objectivism: all about me, me,...)
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To: familyop

Aw’ well,,,Harley would just chew it up and drag it in

the house and make a mess on the floor,,,

Like he did my Alligator...;0)


35 posted on 05/18/2009 1:42:58 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: shibumi

The guy has a handsome face.
I hope he gets to keep it.

On his skull.

Exactly where it currently resides.

Salamander

[The “Black Ace Dog Handler” and fearless owner of a Pit Podengo]


36 posted on 05/18/2009 2:01:19 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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Ban Pit© Cockatoos!


37 posted on 05/18/2009 2:03:44 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: familyop; shibumi

You silly thing.

It’s *obviously* a Cane Corso Grizzly.

Sheesh!

;-D


38 posted on 05/18/2009 2:06:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

At the age of 7, I’m going to assume it’s already gone through puberty and disaster has not struck.

I would also imagine he had the good sense to neuter it.

Usually, “raging hormones” play a part in wild “pet” animal attacks....that and spectacular stupidity.

:)


39 posted on 05/18/2009 2:10:10 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Salamander

“Spectacular stupidity”...like keeping a pet grizzly bear?


40 posted on 05/18/2009 2:26:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Israel is built on rock. Arabia is built on sand.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Generally, yes...:)


41 posted on 05/18/2009 2:29:31 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I meant the Grizzly Man movie about that crazy activist that thought he was saving the bears. They did some documentary on this guy who went into the Alakan wilderness with his girlfriend. She got creeped out and left, but he stayed by himself late into the season video-recording his dangerous encouters with the bears. They ended up eating him.


42 posted on 05/18/2009 6:44:18 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Slings and Arrows
Brutus joins in for the Anderson family Thanksgiving dinner.


43 posted on 05/18/2009 6:49:14 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: stainlessbanner
They did some documentary on this guy who went into the Alakan wilderness with his girlfriend. She got creeped out and left

Watch it again.

She stuck around and met the same fate as Treadwell.

44 posted on 05/18/2009 6:51:02 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"I'm sure this will end well." Yeah.

Timothy ReTread well.
45 posted on 05/18/2009 7:03:23 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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** His bear hugs are actually hugs he gives to bears. **

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46 posted on 05/18/2009 7:13:35 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: Daffynition

I can “bearly” wait to eat!


47 posted on 05/18/2009 7:22:39 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: Daffynition

wow. no effing way.


48 posted on 05/18/2009 7:29:28 AM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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ah...she did? Man I forgot that part


49 posted on 05/18/2009 8:00:00 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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Brutus joins in for the Anderson family Thanksgiving dinner.

Main course: The Anderson family.

50 posted on 05/18/2009 9:06:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Israel is built on rock. Arabia is built on sand.)
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