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."
I wanna party with this bear!
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And keeps the bears mellow..
We should teach that bear about some fine scotch or very fine bourban.
I thought you meant the Chicago Bears...
FYI Ping Y'all
That's a keeper .. lol
Did they check for a zipper on that bear suit?
I just told my husband about this and he doesn't believe it.. We have been told that a black bear has been seen on our property where we are building a house, and at least we don't drink Raineer or Busch beer.
I know it's one of your top 2 favorite things.
that was the most successful sales animal in the history
of beer....from the Land of Sky Blue Waters...
Make One False Move, Yogi, and You're a Throw Rug
by James Collier - November 25, 1999
Some time ago on NBC's Dateline there was story about how Yellowstone Park rangers are increasing their efforts to discourage bears from stealing food from park visitors. Last year apparently the bears were so brazen they were breaking into cars, RVs, and lockers to get at the food. One offical noted that certain troublesome bears, if they continued their thieving ways, would have to be put down for the sake of public safety.
Of course this got me thinking. Does this mean that a certain bear, one that is smarter than the average one, is in trouble? I can only imagine what they have planned for him:
[EXT. NIGHT -- Parking lot, Jellystone Park.]
[YOGI and BOO BOO surreptitiously approach a car. YOGI takes a peek inside and sees a picnic basket.]
YOGI: (rubbing his hands) Manna from heaven! Boo Boo, hand me the jimmy.
[BOO BOO pulls a long thin piece of metal out of a tool box and hands it to YOGI.]
YOGI: Thanks little buddy. Watch my back.
[YOGI attempts to open the car's door with the jimmy to little success.]
YOGI: Give me the crow bar.
BOO BOO: I have a bad feeling about this. We should just leave. If Ranger Rick --
YOGI: F*** Ranger Rick. He ain't got s**t on me. Never has, never will. Give me the f**ing crowbar, I ain't leavin' without this basket.
[BOO BOO reluctantly gives YOGI the crow bar. YOGI makes several furtive glances to make sure no one is around and takes the crowbar smashes the car window. Right at that moment YOGI and BOO BOO are hit with flood lights.]
RANGER SMITH: Freeze, motherf***er!
[RANGER RICK and a SWAT team with rifles in firing positions encircle the two bears.]
RANGER SMITH: This isn't a trank, Yogi! If you so much as twitch, you're a throw rug in my living room!
YOGI: We didn't do nothin', the car was like this when we got here!
RANGER SMITH: We got it all on tape Yogi. You're not getting out of this one.
[One of the RANGERS handcuffs YOGI and throws him against the hood of the car.]
YOGI: I didn't do nothin'! I want my lawyer!
RANGER: Shut up.
[A park service paddy wagon pulls up. The rangers shove YOGI in.]
YOGI: You can't do this to me! I'm an endangered species!
[The wagon pulls off. RANGER RICK walks up to BOO BOO and pats him on the shoulder.]
BOO BOO: I did what you wanted.
RANGER SMITH: And your government thanks you.
BOO BOO: My record's clear?
RANGER SMITH: We have one more job for you.
BOO BOO: (angrily) One more! You told me if I gave you Yogi, I got off scot free!
RANGER SMITH: (coolly) Your government needs you. We have reports that Magilla Gorilla is smuggling Panamanian bananas into the United States. Huckleberry Hound is dead. You're the only person who can get close.
BOO BOO: (slumps) Everytime I try to get out, you people pull me back in.
[fade to black.]
As my daddy said, 'Son ... its in the water! That's why its yellow!'
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