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Bear drinks 36 cans of beer at Washington state park
Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/17/04 | AP - Baker Lake, WA

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."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Washington; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 36cans; bear; beer; brewinbruin; busch; drinks; raineer; statepark; washington
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1 posted on 08/17/2004 9:43:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Hold muh bear alert.


2 posted on 08/17/2004 9:44:32 PM PDT by Nick Danger (www.swiftvets.com www.wintersoldier.com www.kerrylied.com)
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To: Nick Danger

Mmmmm.. Donuts. Mmmmmm. Beer. The bear was Homer Simpson?


3 posted on 08/17/2004 9:45:09 PM PDT by Koblenz (Not bad, not bad at all. -- Ronald Reagan, the Greatest President.)
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To: zip

ping


4 posted on 08/17/2004 9:45:29 PM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: NormsRevenge
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.

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. :-)

5 posted on 08/17/2004 9:46:30 PM PDT by TheEngineer
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To: NormsRevenge
""This is a new one on me," Heinck said."

Uh, "Heiniken" said?

6 posted on 08/17/2004 9:46:44 PM PDT by paulsy
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To: NormsRevenge

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...


7 posted on 08/17/2004 9:47:23 PM PDT by Theresawithanh ( Flush the Johns in 2004!!!!!)
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To: mhking

This deserves an old school "Hold Muh Beer"/Just Damn head's up!


8 posted on 08/17/2004 9:47:51 PM PDT by xrp
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To: NormsRevenge

Guess the Hamms' people were onto something after all.


9 posted on 08/17/2004 9:48:53 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: NormsRevenge

Und der Baer sagt immer, Prost Eins!
Er muss ein Berliner Baer sein!

Sorry, the humor is only for german speakers...maybe...


10 posted on 08/17/2004 9:49:01 PM PDT by Prost1 (Hesse - land of emigrants.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Note to self;

Take ONLY Bush beer when camping in the North Woods.

11 posted on 08/17/2004 9:49:17 PM PDT by spectre
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To: TheEngineer

I wonder if you can tell if a bear had a hangover?


12 posted on 08/17/2004 9:49:19 PM PDT by Theresawithanh ( Flush the Johns in 2004!!!!!)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

...from the land of sky blue waters!


13 posted on 08/17/2004 9:50:21 PM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: NormsRevenge
A beer drinkin' bear has been sighted doing a Canadian beer commercial!

Really, I saw it on TV myself! *L*
14 posted on 08/17/2004 9:50:26 PM PDT by NYTexan (....back to the bunker!....)
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To: NormsRevenge

This a Jimmy Buffet "Gods On Drunk" award winner.

Mr Bear, I love everyhair on your 27 acre body.


15 posted on 08/17/2004 9:50:56 PM PDT by SeeRushToldU_So (Shut up and sing. I don't care what you think.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"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.

LOL!!

Rainier should make an ad from this.

16 posted on 08/17/2004 9:51:35 PM PDT by GeronL (Viking Kitties have won the GOLD MEDAL in the 2,000 meter ZOTTING)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lightweight


17 posted on 08/17/2004 9:51:42 PM PDT by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lightweight


18 posted on 08/17/2004 9:51:43 PM PDT by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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To: Prost1

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....


19 posted on 08/17/2004 9:51:59 PM PDT by Theresawithanh ( Flush the Johns in 2004!!!!!)
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To: glock rocks

Ahem!


20 posted on 08/17/2004 9:52:07 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If only hamsters could vote........)
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