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Grizzly Bear Tries to Eat GoPro Camera During BBC Wildlife Documentary
Metro ^ | Saturday 18 May 2013

Posted on 05/18/2013 1:56:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Want to know why you should always avoid big brown grizzly bears? Well this terrifying footage gives you an idea.

Nature photographer Brad Josephs was filming for a BBC special in the Alaska peninsula when the hungry mammal decided he wanted a bit of privacy.

The bear inspects the camera (Picture: YouTube / Brad Josephs) The filmmaker hoped to capture some close-up shots of the bear but got a little more than he bargained for when the animal attempted to swallow his expensive equipment.

‘When using a GoPro to capture unusually close footage of grizzly bears for the Great Bear Stakeout for BBC, I had a young bear actually chew on the camera,’ he explained.

The grizzly chomps on the camera (Picture: YouTube / Brad Josephs) ‘Amazingly there was no damage to the camera! Some of this clip appears in the film Great Bear Stakeoout on BBC and Discovery Channel.’

‘The bear only gently mouthed the camera, and didn’t even put a dent in it!’ he added on his website. ‘Obviously the card was fine, and I actually used the camera many more times.’

The animal features in the BBC’s Great Bear Stakeout (Picture: YouTube / Brad Josephs)

The clip, entitled A grizzly ate my GoPro!!!, has already racked up more than 200,000 hits on YouTube.


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1 posted on 05/18/2013 1:56:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!
Nature photographer Brad Josephs was filming for a BBC special in the Alaska peninsula the hungry mammal decided he wanted a bit of privacy.

Now we MAY never know if they go in the woods.

2 posted on 05/18/2013 2:03:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

I watched this program when it aired on Discovery. I cannot recall the name of it, but I remember watching the escapades of two seemingly psychopathic grizzlies named Van and Alice.

It is really hard to think of anything in nature more impressive than the grizzly bear.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 2:07:47 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
It is really hard to think of anything in nature more impressive than the grizzly bear.

Watching Aurora Borealis, while riding on the back of a narwhal

4 posted on 05/18/2013 2:12:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: chris37
It is really hard to think of anything in nature more impressive than the grizzly bear.

A mother grizzly and a cub or two.

5 posted on 05/18/2013 2:13:05 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: chris37
Polar Bears and whales, too. But the Sunfish is the winner in my book!


6 posted on 05/18/2013 2:16:59 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: nickcarraway

It looks like a bear caught a salmon or trout at the end of that video.. Remarkably good teeth inside that mouth. Majorly intimidating!!


7 posted on 05/18/2013 2:26:33 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Holy moly!

I am not certain that I’ve ever heard of this before, but I am certain I would not be swimming by it’s mouth :O

I am also a huge admirer of polar bears, such incredible animals. Sadly I do not get to see enough about whales although there was this one program on Discovery this past year which showed a very large whale attempting to feed on large spiraling masses of fish.

This whale would open its mouth and charge them with his belly looking like it filled with all the water in the ocean but not a single fish.

It wasn’t until both sharks and seagulls joined in on feeding on these fish that their spiraling patterns were interrupted enough so that the whale could successfully gulp them.

I had never seen anything like that before, absolutely mind blowing!


8 posted on 05/18/2013 2:28:25 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bears are not warm fuzzy cuddly friends.


9 posted on 05/18/2013 2:35:15 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

sort of looks like a fly and a trout


10 posted on 05/18/2013 2:37:26 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That is as close to a Grizzly I ever want to get...


11 posted on 05/18/2013 3:00:55 PM PDT by Shady (Abolish The IRS and Obamacare...it isn't going to cure anything...)
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To: nickcarraway

Sheer raging awesome.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 3:18:31 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: chris37

Horses are fascinating too. Watching Preakness now. LOL


13 posted on 05/18/2013 3:19:25 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: nickcarraway
The filmmaker hoped to capture some close-up shots of the bear but got a little more than he bargained for when the animal attempted to swallow his expensive equipment.

Expensive equipment? Really?

While I would be a bit disgruntled if my GoPro were devoured by a grizzly, a GoPro is hardly "expensive equipment" compared with typical professional video cameras...

14 posted on 05/18/2013 3:21:57 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: chris37
The last time we were up in Alaska my daughter and her family went on a whale watching side trip...she got great pictures taken quickly to get all of the whale that came close to the boat. What was really amazing was the many ton whale surfaced and then went back down and 1 second after it went down, there wasn't a ripple on the water. Like it never was there..they saw several that day and it was the same with all the whales that surfaced. Not a ripple on the water surface and on several she got only the fluke sliding into the water....amazing that such a large animal shows no sign of even being on the surface...

Everyone should visit Alaska once before they die. An amazing and beautiful state. (go during the summer solstice, you can read a newspaper at midnight outside, the sun never goes completely down at that time)

15 posted on 05/18/2013 4:05:09 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

My mother had an opportunity to go to Kodiak , Alaska in 1980 I believe it was. My stepfather was stationed up there and invited her.

She said it was incredible. She saw what she said was an artic fox, went fishing for salmon and caught one. She said she hooked the salmon through a gil and reeled it in. I think that may be illegal now but not sure if it was then, but she didn’t purposely hook it like that.

She also came secured a box of Alaskan king crab. She got it back to Louisiana somehow, but I cannot remember since I was only 10 at the time. She also came home with my little brother in the oven.

Having recently enjoyed some keta salmon from there, I do believe I would go there and camp myself next to a river and fight it out with the bears over the fish, because that is quite possibly the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life.


16 posted on 05/18/2013 5:55:34 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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17 posted on 05/29/2013 5:31:59 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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18 posted on 05/29/2013 5:47:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Lol. This is why Canon makes a 600mm lens.


19 posted on 05/29/2013 5:50:00 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS
fStop!


20 posted on 05/29/2013 5:55:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Yikes! LOL.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 5:57:07 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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22 posted on 05/29/2013 6:00:56 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Now, THAT is a dedicated shutterbug!


23 posted on 05/29/2013 6:06:06 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Daffynition

Re#22. I got a grouse like that once. Landed on my head so I turned my 12 gauge around and blasted him with both barrels. They call me baldy now. When I can hear them./BS’in.


24 posted on 05/29/2013 6:20:56 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: nickcarraway

That camera took a LICKIN and kept on CLICKIN...


25 posted on 05/29/2013 8:52:18 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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