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Get Out!!! July 12, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Home & Garden, Humor, Nature.

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Aah . . . that’s more bearable!


1. Kate Crimmins - July 12, 2019

Poor bear.

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

I wouldn’t want a bear in my backyard eating birdseed . . . but it must have been hungry. Hope it found something good to eat just around the corner.

Habitat loss is increasing encounters like this. And they don’t always have a happy ending.

2. Jill Weatherholt - July 12, 2019

That’s one brave dog!

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

Isn’t it? I was relieved to see it trotting back into frame at the end of the video. And glad that the exchange was less FIGHT and more FLIGHT.

3. Joanne Sisco - July 12, 2019

I’m with Jill on this one. That dog was both brave and lucky!

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

A plucky pup! I heard on the news that it was a neighbor’s dog and that the homeowner is going to reward it with a steak.

4. joyroses13 - July 12, 2019

Wow! That bear was apparently in a good mood and just thought he would go ahead and give in to the dog, but I sure wouldn’t test his mood another time!

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

Brown bears and black bears can be quite “docile” if they aren’t cornered or protecting their cubs.

Not so for Grizzlies and Polar Bears. The dog would likely have ended his days early if he got into a tangle with one of this bear’s more antagonistic cousins.

joyroses13 - July 12, 2019

I have heard that about black bears before. Yes, it would definitely have been a sad story if it would have been a Grizzly or Polar bear. I heard that Polar bears are even more aggressive than Grizzly’s.

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

That’s my understanding ~> Polar Bears are Bad News Bears (but cuddly from a safe distance).

5. L. Marie - July 12, 2019

Was that a labrador? Wow! That dog has guts! I want to have one of those with me if ever I go hiking in Alaska.

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

I’m pretty sure it was a black lab . . . and brave. But not sure its bravado would work as well with a Grizzly Bear in Alaska.

But don’t let that stop you! 🙄

L. Marie - July 12, 2019

Ha ha! You’re probably right, Nancy. 😄

6. Ally Bean - July 12, 2019

Wow to the dog! The dog defending his turf I get, but I didn’t know that bears would eat bird seed. Huh.

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

They are opportunistic omnivores. They will also drink “nectar” from hummingbird feeders.

7. Tippy Gnu - July 12, 2019

Our little dachshunds would have made mincemeat out of that bear. Or at least, they would have tried. And I’m sure our toothless chihuahua would have joined in the fun.

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

As Jimmy D. would say: Hot Cha Cha Cha!

Tippy Gnu - July 12, 2019

Oh boy, that’s funny. Been a long time since I’ve seen anything with Jimmy Durante.

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

Thought you might get a kick out of the clip. 😀

8. colonialist - July 12, 2019

It’s all in the attitude!

nrhatch - July 12, 2019

Yes! Confidence can pay off in unexpected ways!

9. William D'Andrea - July 13, 2019

I saw that video on the local News. It took place in New Jersey. I live on Long Island, the opposite side of New York City, where we have wild deer wandering, but not bears. The only way a bear could wander here, would be for it to wander from New Jersey, across the George Washington Bridge, or through the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel, or across the Verrazano Bridge; without being noticed.
Then it would have to wander through the streets of Manhattan. Then across one of the many bridges into Brooklyn or Queens, and finally out here onto Long Island; without being noticed.
I think that means we shouldn’t expect to see any bears going through anyone’s garbage. The racoons are bad enough!

nrhatch - July 13, 2019

Where I grew up in NJ, we had deer, woodchucks, squirrels, chipmunks, and birds in the backyard . . . but nary a bear! We must have had raccoons too, but I don’t remember seeing them. I did occasionally smell a skunk. (Pee-Yew!)

Sounds like where you are is much the same. Hope you had a good Fourth!

William D'Andrea - July 13, 2019

We also have seagulls and Canadian Geese.
About a year ago, I was walking through the parking lot of a nearby Walmart. I saw a guy I know tossing out breadcrumbs to feed the birds.
I called out in a joking tone, “Hey there! Watch your aim!”
As soon as I called out, I was surrounded by a gigantic flock of descending seagulls.
Now I wonder, what would happen if somebody tried to feed the bears, in a New Jersey parking lot?

nrhatch - July 13, 2019

It might depend on whether the bears found the proffered food to be palatable. 😛

10. Behind the Story - July 13, 2019

A fast, confident approach wins the day.

nrhatch - July 13, 2019

Exactly! No beating around the bush! 😆

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