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Wildlife author killed, eaten by bears he loved
Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 8, 2003 | CRAIG MEDRED

Posted on 10/08/2003 10:09:56 AM PDT by Calamari

A California author and filmmaker who became famous for trekking to Alaska's remote Katmai coast to commune with brown bears has fallen victim to the teeth and claws of the wild animals he loved.

...The fearless former drug addict from Malibu, Calif. -- who routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice --

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: animalattacks; bears; cantweallgetalong; carryagunnexttime; crunchyinthemiddle; grizzlypeople; holdmuhbear; itswhatsfordinner; liberalforlunch; lunch; sometimesabeargetsu; timothytreadwell; wildlife
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1 posted on 10/08/2003 10:09:56 AM PDT by Calamari
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To: Calamari
one less Gore voter

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2 posted on 10/08/2003 10:10:48 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Calamari
Related thread on this pinhead.
3 posted on 10/08/2003 10:11:05 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s retvrns!)
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To: All
Aww man! Enough of the fundraiser posts!!!
Only YOU can make fundraiser posts go away. Please contribute!

4 posted on 10/08/2003 10:12:20 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Calamari
I guess they loved him too, but with Fava Beans and a nice Chianti.
5 posted on 10/08/2003 10:12:35 AM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Calamari
"Despite that, Treadwell refused to carry firearms or ring his campsites with an electric fence as do bear researchers in the area. And he stopped carrying bear spray for self-protection in recent years. Friends said he thought he knew the bears so well he didn't need it."

Un-freaking-believable. FOLKS: WE HAVE A DARWIN WINNER.

6 posted on 10/08/2003 10:12:44 AM PDT by FeliciaCat
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To: Calamari
Spare a thought for the poor bruin who drew the short straw when the bears decided to rid themselves of the annoying 'sing-songer'.
7 posted on 10/08/2003 10:13:11 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Calamari
Wa'al: Sum times yew eat th' ba'ar, 'n sumtimes he eats yew.
8 posted on 10/08/2003 10:14:19 AM PDT by genefromjersey (So little time - so many FLAMES to light !!)
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To: Calamari
Some expert!
Typical bugs and bunny moron.
9 posted on 10/08/2003 10:14:44 AM PDT by Publius6961 (californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
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To: Calamari
"...The fearless former drug addict from Malibu, Calif. -- who routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice --"

HA! He had to be stoned out of his gord! LOL!!

10 posted on 10/08/2003 10:14:57 AM PDT by Destructor
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To: Calamari
who routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice --

Geez ---- can't say I blame the bears for finally getting fed up with that.

11 posted on 10/08/2003 10:15:10 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Destructor
With enough drugs, I guess a bear looks a lot like Barney.
12 posted on 10/08/2003 10:16:06 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Calamari

That's Treadwell on the right and Huguenard on the left.

13 posted on 10/08/2003 10:16:28 AM PDT by South40 (My vote helped defeat bustamante. Did yours?)
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To: FITZ
Did you say fed? Ha!
14 posted on 10/08/2003 10:16:40 AM PDT by Lost Highway (There's no stopping the cretins from hoppin.)
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To: Calamari
The fearless former drug addict from Malibu, Calif. -- who routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice

Perhaps the bears were homophobic.

(Or is that, homo sapien-aphobic?)

15 posted on 10/08/2003 10:17:01 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Calamari
I can't bear fools.
16 posted on 10/08/2003 10:17:54 AM PDT by GSWarrior (I voted for McClintock---deal with it.)
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To: Calamari
"routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice.."

Singing the theme song from Barney??

No wonder the bears ate him....
17 posted on 10/08/2003 10:17:59 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ain't Skeered...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
LMAO!!!
18 posted on 10/08/2003 10:18:10 AM PDT by Destructor
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To: Calamari
...The fearless former drug addict from Malibu, Calif. -- who routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice --

This actually brought tears to my eyes... I can't stop laughing.

19 posted on 10/08/2003 10:18:36 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Calamari
Fools are food.
And now he's a turd on the tundra.
20 posted on 10/08/2003 10:18:46 AM PDT by Lexington Green (A race-based double-standard IS racism.)
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To: Calamari
>>He was kind of a goofy guy,'' Dixon said. "<<

This says it all.
21 posted on 10/08/2003 10:19:07 AM PDT by netmilsmom ( FReeper Jonathansmommie finds out about jonathans sibling 10/9- taking bets ~ Boy or Girl?)
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To: Calamari
Those bears will have diarrhea for weeks.
22 posted on 10/08/2003 10:19:23 AM PDT by Agnes Heep
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To: Calamari
A s Roger Daltry says (excuse paraphrase) have you ever been eaten by a bear.

Look at the History channel's commericals, for the real quote.

23 posted on 10/08/2003 10:19:40 AM PDT by dts32041 (Is it time to practice decimation with our representatives?)
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To: Calamari
The fearless former drug addict from Malibu, Calif.

bear#1 to bear#2:

Dude! This one packs an awesome buzz!

24 posted on 10/08/2003 10:19:52 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Calamari
"He was kind of a goofy guy,'' Dixon said.

I sprayed my monitor.
25 posted on 10/08/2003 10:20:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Uday and Qusay and Idi-ay are ead-day)
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To: Calamari

care bear bump... rotflol

26 posted on 10/08/2003 10:20:40 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Calamari
former drug addict from Malibu, Calif. This means he does not take them after death.
27 posted on 10/08/2003 10:21:48 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Calamari
who routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice

There is justice in the universe, after all! Now if we could send there Barry Manilow, Brbra, Robert Goulet, the guy who sings Feelings, and the guy who wrote Send In the Clowns, and what's her name who sings Wind Beneath My Wings. We'll spare Paul Anka and Terry Jacks!

28 posted on 10/08/2003 10:22:34 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Far out, man!)
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To: Destructor
His homepage
29 posted on 10/08/2003 10:22:38 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Agnes Heep
Those bears will have diarrhea for weeks.

From the article: "I told him to be much more cautious ... because every time a bear kills somebody, there is a big increase in bearanoia and bears get killed,'' Miller said. "I thought that would be a way of getting to him, and his response was 'I would be honored to end up in bear scat.' ''

A fitting memorial: spread across the area, loose, liquidy, and proud.

30 posted on 10/08/2003 10:24:13 AM PDT by LouD (Official GOP Vigilante: Fair and Honest Elections - Or Else!)
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To: FeliciaCat
Un-freaking-believable. FOLKS: WE HAVE A DARWIN WINNER.

By the end of the year, this may be the #1 Darwin winner.

I for onw am glad he is out of the gene pool.
31 posted on 10/08/2003 10:24:39 AM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: Calamari
Good grief. Reminds me of my ornithology professor when I was in college - the guy was a stoner, and had the most bizarre notions. One day in class, he was talking about a story about a man having been killed and eaten by a tiger. His comment? "Oh, wow, man, what a natural way to die!"

I'm glad my parents didn't know what their tuition dollars were paying for at the time...
32 posted on 10/08/2003 10:24:58 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: Calamari
"He kept insisting that he wanted to show that bears in thick brush aren't dangerous. The last two people killed (by bears) in Glacier National Park went off the trail into the brush. They said their goal was to find a grizzly bear so they could 'do a Timothy.' We have a trail of dead people and dead bears because of this trend that says, 'Let's show it's not dangerous.' ''

Some days, you get to "do a Timothy" (to the bears), and some days the bears get to do Timothy (and friend).

What was he thinking?

33 posted on 10/08/2003 10:25:07 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Calamari
What a grizzly way to go. What should have been a kodiak moment turned nasty when they discovered they were polar opposities...
34 posted on 10/08/2003 10:26:30 AM PDT by Junior (Killed a six pack ... just to watch it die.)
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To: Calamari
I am reading the article in full now...

..."I told him to be much more cautious ... because every time a bear kills somebody, there is a big increase in bearanoia and bears get killed,'' Miller said. "I thought that would be a way of getting to him, and his response was 'I would be honored to end up in bear scat.' ''...

this reads like something from that website FReepers were asked not to post anything from... the one that sounds like 'the Funion'.

35 posted on 10/08/2003 10:26:43 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Calamari
Sounds like he was still smoking something.

Makes you wonder about the human ego.
36 posted on 10/08/2003 10:27:00 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: Lexington Green
Yep, he's now a 'sign'.
37 posted on 10/08/2003 10:27:47 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Calamari
I love you . . . too!


38 posted on 10/08/2003 10:28:06 AM PDT by w_over_w (Today is the first day that Grayout Davis begins to disappear like a fart in the wind.)
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To: Calamari
I love it when natural selection is both helpful and ironic.
39 posted on 10/08/2003 10:29:27 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 ("Bill Lee, Bucky F. Dent and Bill Buckner have long retired. This could be the Sox's year")
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To: LouD
Bearanoia

Love it!

I nominate this construct for the next Dictionary for Dummies.

40 posted on 10/08/2003 10:31:12 AM PDT by Old Professer (Public Service message from the Smart-Ass Spelling Police)
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
yea . it brings new meaning to ALGORE's 'earth in the balance'

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41 posted on 10/08/2003 10:32:07 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
Never willingly insert yourself into a lower level of the food chain.
42 posted on 10/08/2003 10:32:11 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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hmph... He has a fairly decent website. http://www.grizzlypeople.com/photos.php
43 posted on 10/08/2003 10:32:34 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Calamari
I'm trying very hard to refrain from laughing.
44 posted on 10/08/2003 10:33:09 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (ESPN now has 4 little wimpy sissies left. I'm switching back to FOX.)
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To: FeliciaCat
This guy makes the Darwin Hall of Fame.

He's one of the greats....and tasty-eating, too.

45 posted on 10/08/2003 10:33:57 AM PDT by Catspaw
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To: Calamari
The fearless former drug addict from Malibu, Calif. -- who routinely eased up close to bears to chant "I love you'' in a high-pitched, sing-song voice

How annoying! No wonder the bears ate the bast*rd.

46 posted on 10/08/2003 10:34:31 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Kenton
"From late spring to Autumn he immerses himself in contact with these fascinating creatures that combine fearsome physical power with emotional depth unseen in most creatures."

After reading this crap it's easy to understand how this character ended up on the bear's menu!

47 posted on 10/08/2003 10:36:50 AM PDT by Destructor
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To: 1Old Pro
They said their goal was to find a grizzly bear so they could 'do a Timothy.

Sometimes you have to settle for a polar bear to "do a Timothy".

Don't laugh . . .

48 posted on 10/08/2003 10:37:01 AM PDT by w_over_w (Today is the first day that Grayout Davis begins to disappear like a fart in the wind.)
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To: Elle Bee
It's the way it should be. Almost like self-induced eugenics.
49 posted on 10/08/2003 10:37:27 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 ("Bill Lee, Bucky F. Dent and Bill Buckner have long retired. This could be the Sox's year")
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To: Calamari
"I thought that would be a way of getting to him, and his response was 'I would be honored to end up in bear scat.'

Wonder what he'd say now if bear chit could talk?

50 posted on 10/08/2003 10:37:28 AM PDT by TheCrusader
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