Skip to comments.Bear drinks 36 cans of beer at Washington state park
Posted on 08/17/2004 9:43:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
BAKER LAKE, Wash. (AP) - Rain-eeeeer .... Bear? 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.
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.
"He didn't like that (Busch) and consumed, as near as we can tell, 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."
Hold muh bear alert.
Mmmmm.. Donuts. Mmmmmm. Beer. The bear was Homer Simpson?
After the bear consumed a case and a half of beer... they should have tried to bait him with a bag of white castles. Would have worked for me. :-)
Uh, "Heiniken" said?
This is too funny! I remember the Rainier Beer commercials, as I lived in Wash. State at the time!
Rai-neeer-beeeeeeeeeeeeeer as the motorcycle cruises down the highway...
This deserves an old school "Hold Muh Beer"/Just Damn head's up!
Guess the Hamms' people were onto something after all.
Und der Baer sagt immer, Prost Eins!
Er muss ein Berliner Baer sein!
Sorry, the humor is only for german speakers...maybe...
Take ONLY Bush beer when camping in the North Woods.
I wonder if you can tell if a bear had a hangover?
...from the land of sky blue waters!
This a Jimmy Buffet "Gods On Drunk" award winner.
Mr Bear, I love everyhair on your 27 acre body.
Rainier should make an ad from this.
I only heard "Ein Prozit" (sp) the times I was in Germany and people were drinking beer, and I speak very little German, but I think you are saying that the bear must be from Berlin....
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