Okay, so the bear stole an iPad. I can understand why an animal would be attracted to a sleek, shiny object that is more form than function. What's your excuse? Also, how excited is the anchor here that he gets to say "pic-a-nic basket"? The little joys in life: most days, they're all we've got.
"A southern California man killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska's backcountry was shooting photos of the animal that killed him just moments before the attack, a National Park Service official said Sunday…. State troopers, park rangers and wildlife biologists, using the photos to identify the 'large male bear,' shot and killed the animal as it was still 'defending the kill site along the Toklat River as the recovery team attempted to reach White's remains,' the park service said."
So: "Three Baby bears got stuck in a dumpster over night. Mama bear sat by the dumpster all night listening to her cubs cry. Shirley and Tom Schenk, help three bear cubs escape from a dumpster in Ruidoso, N.M."
Awww! This bear is hot too, just like us! You chill out, bear! Speaking of chilling out, here are some cool cubs for a warm day.
The California bear with a fondness for Costco meatballs who was tranquilized back in April has returned to Glendale, presumably for the dining opportunities. This comes days after a "300-pound black bear with a taste for Middle Eastern food may have returned to Chevy Chase Canyon for more Thursday night before being chased out, police said."
"They just wanted to move him to an area where he can better find a girlfriend." —The "notorious Cape Cod black bear" was captured last night, and now it looks like he's gonna get laid.
"A Winnipeg man who was dragged out of an outhouse by a black bear is recovering at home with some cuts on his back and an amazing tale of survival. Gord Shurvell, 65, was camping and fishing with a friend at a cabin by Dunbar Lake, about 60 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout, Ont., when the bear attacked him early Saturday. Shurvell told CBC News he was in the outhouse, with the door wide open so he could enjoy the morning view, when the bear barged in." —Please read this story, there is so much richness to it.
"At least two candy stores have been burglarized this summer by ravenous, drought-starved bears."
"A Norwegian driver who swerved his car on a rural road to avoid running into a moose hit a bear instead, authorities said on Thursday."
"On a lighter note, here is video of Russian polar bear patrol officer and researcher Vladilen Kavriy singing two polar bears to sleep with a lullaby." It is a good thing they included the video, because the rest of the article is pretty much bad news.
"You know how it is: You kill a sheep and it feels good. The power. You've got all the power. And you think to yourself, I killed that one sheep and it felt amazing, how great is it gonna feel if I kill a bunch more? And suddenly you come to in some Montana field, and it's two weeks later and you've killed 70 sheep and you're covered in blood and entrails, and you start to ask yourself, what am I doing? It used to be about the sheep slaughtering, the innocent joy of playing God with a helpless ruminant. Instead you're trapped in some senseless orgy of ovine depredation, [...]
These little polar bears are PLAYING WITH LITTLE POLAR BEAR STUFFED ANIMALS. Couldn't you die?
Black bears are doing bad things in Canada.
"A black bear chased up a tree by police near a northeast Ohio apartment complex eluded multiple captors and eventually headed back to the woods. Cuyahoga County Wildlife Officer Jesse Janosik says the bear eventually should reach Cuyahoga Valley National Park after passing through Cleveland Metroparks' Bedford Reservation. Police placed honey buns near the tree to lure the bear down while firefighters doused it with water and a snow fence was erected around the tree." Mmm hmm, there's video. RELATED: "Leave the bear alone."
"Women who might think twice about a summer trip to a national park can now officially rest assured: it turns out that menstrual odors do not attract bear attacks, according to a paper by the National Park Service." But watch out for polar bears, who "were found to consume used tampons, while ignoring unused tampons."
"Los Angeles’ newest star, the popular Glendale bear, has been sent back to the woods in hopes he won’t return, after his latest appearance in search of an easy meal. The California black bear, whom locals have nicknamed 'Glen Bearian' and 'Meatball,' was spotted Sunday morning sleeping 75 feet up in a tree." A couple of darts later and it was into the van with him. Good luck out there, Meatball.
Here you will find video of a bear rescuing her cub from a garage. It is actually kind of great! But then Ann Curry comes on and it's just kind of sad.
"A 61-year-old Swedish man who was relieving himself in the woods was caught on tape being knocked over by a bear chasing an elk." The video is kind of amusing if you don't trouble yourself over the question of why his wife would continue to film the whole time.