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English bulldogs chase bear up a tree in NH
myfoxboston.com ^ | 5/10/2014

Posted on 05/10/2014 5:48:32 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

It's the ultimate underdog story; two English bulldogs were involved in an altercation with a bear in Bow, N.H.

English bulldogs, two-year-old Comma, because her tail is shaped like a comma, and 6-year-old Lola aren't professional guard dogs, according to their owners. In fact, they're more like professional sleepers.

“These are dogs that walk to the mailbox and need a week's nap,” owner Kelly Hebert said.

Especially the older and tamer one, Lola, but last week, when the Hebert family's motion sensor camera captured the huge black bear they've named Brutus wander out of the forest behind their home to feast his sights on a dinner of bird seed it set off a level of protectiveness in the pooches.

“They took on a 600 pound bear that's almost twice the weight of them put together,” Harrison Hebert said.

Lola and Comma had been fenced in on the porch, so they made a run for it snapping two spindles to break free. They charged onto their front lawn to confront the bear, two on one!

“The dogs and bear were both curious about what each other were and it was unfortunately Lola who kinda got a little intolerant and kinda said ‘get outta here,’” Kelly explained. “What I was thinking when I was running over was there was going to be a pretty bad scene.”

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But it got really scary when the bulldogs started quoting Churchill's "The River War."

As an aside, young male bears are on the move this time of year...looking for food and new territory.

1 posted on 05/10/2014 5:48:32 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Damn lucky they didn’t turn into bear scat.


2 posted on 05/10/2014 5:56:18 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Russia and Putin should take note.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 5:57:51 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Bears don’t like dogs


4 posted on 05/10/2014 5:58:08 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: RoosterRedux

“It ain’t the size of the dog in the fight...”


5 posted on 05/10/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: nuconvert

Are you a bear or a dog...or is this second hand information?;-)


6 posted on 05/10/2014 6:00:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: muir_redwoods

As a GA Bulldog, I applaud your comment!


7 posted on 05/10/2014 6:00:49 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
“They took on a 600 pound bear that's almost twice the weight of them put together,” Harrison Hebert said

Bulldogs weigh more than 150 pounds each? Somebody needs a math lesson.

8 posted on 05/10/2014 6:01:53 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: RoosterRedux

That was a gay bear.


9 posted on 05/10/2014 6:03:20 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: RoosterRedux

That was hilarious. The one sniffing the bear’s ass - dogs.

Then you hear someone in the background: LOLA.


10 posted on 05/10/2014 6:03:32 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: RoosterRedux

They should not have let the dogs out of the house. Very foolish.


11 posted on 05/10/2014 6:04:58 PM PDT by DManA
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Well, bulldogs are all muscle and jowl with a little bone tossed in for good measure.

A spring bear is mostly sleepy gristle and hungry tummy...and little muscle.

12 posted on 05/10/2014 6:06:02 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Well I won’t back down, no I won’t back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down

Gonna stand my ground, won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground and I won’t back down

Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out
Hey I will stand my ground
And I won’t back down.


13 posted on 05/10/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT by Theophilus (.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
The one sniffing the bear’s ass

They are English, after all.
14 posted on 05/10/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Theophilus
Love that song...

Won't back down (Johnny Cash)

15 posted on 05/10/2014 6:11:19 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Delta Dawn

Well, I have two basset hounds and a chihuahua that would do exactly the same thing. The chihuahua would proceed to climb up the bear and clean its ears, too. If the bear protested, the chihuahua would scold him fiercely, while still cleaning the ears.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 6:11:44 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: RoosterRedux

Nuconvert is right...
I’ve bear hunted in East Tennessee and Ontario, Canada for the last 40 years. We use Plott Hounds and they can trail and run almost any bear to tree...They are also great coon dogs and hog dogs...


17 posted on 05/10/2014 6:13:06 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: DManA

I saw the report on FoxNews 25. The dogs broke a newel post on the porch to get at the bear, and the owner, a woman, was terrified and grateful that the dogs were unhurt. The dogs apparently normally spend the day on the porch, while she is at work.

BTW, scratch that place off my list of easy marks to burglarize.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 6:14:24 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: JW1949

I was joking with nc.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 6:16:05 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Glad to hear that. Dog do have wills. That’s what makes them charming to me.


20 posted on 05/10/2014 6:16:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Slump Tester
Young males are kicked out of the den and their territory in spring and are big but unsure of themselves.

He will lose his gayness over the next few months. Too bad humans don't evolve like that.

21 posted on 05/10/2014 6:19:42 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

OK...I see....


22 posted on 05/10/2014 6:20:30 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: RoosterRedux

Bulldogs’ ancestors used to fight those things for a living.

Bulldogs have never forgotten this.


23 posted on 05/10/2014 6:24:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

600 pounds my back side. More like 300 pounds at best.
Bow NH is just 30 miles west of me and I’ve had a bear or two in my back yard (after the bird feeders).

Pesky P.I.T.A.’s


24 posted on 05/10/2014 6:49:35 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: RoosterRedux

Thats nothing - here in NJ had a bear treed by a CAT (dont know if video still on Youtube)

Our cats can beat up your dogs.....


25 posted on 05/10/2014 7:28:24 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: njslim

Heheh, I remember that video.;-)


26 posted on 05/10/2014 7:33:51 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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27 posted on 05/10/2014 7:35:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Bad teeth?


28 posted on 05/10/2014 7:45:33 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Joe 6-pack

If you look at the video on Youtube, you get a link to polar bears mating in a Chinese zoo on the link list on the right hand side... hmmmm


29 posted on 05/10/2014 7:56:34 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: JW1949

But what do they become when they cross a corn dog?


30 posted on 05/10/2014 8:24:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: RoosterRedux
That sounds like a football game in which the Division 3 Redlands Bulldogs beat the Division 1A UC Berkeley Bears.

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31 posted on 05/10/2014 8:30:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: njslim; RoosterRedux

32 posted on 05/10/2014 8:54:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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