Whose bear urine is this? - Intraoffice email at National Geo


18 Responses to “Whose bear urine is this? - Intraoffice email at National Geo”

  1. Wurm42 says:

    I live in the Washington, D.C., area, not too far from National Geographic HQ. The deer population around here is out of control; I would absolutely call dibs on an unclaimed bottle of bear urine if I was trying to protect my garden.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am successfully using the pee of a large male human (who eats a great deal of meat) to keep deer out of the flowerbeds and shrubbery. Been doing it for a couple of years now.

    It’s important to pee high. If you can hit the top of the fencepost four feet off the ground, it scares off predators as well as prey.

    • adamnvillani says:

      “I am successfully using the pee of a large male human”

      As Bear Grylls would say, “This only works with bloke’s pee.”

  3. Anonymous says:

    Does twink urine work as good?

  4. irksome says:

    Someone notify the Firesign Theater; their mail has been misdirected.

  5. g0d5m15t4k3 says:

    I wonder how bear urine is collected. Also, would it attract bears??

  6. Don says:

    I use coyote urine from predatorpee(dot)com, and in my experience it repels rabbits and attracts coyotes.* Which, in turn, repels the rabbits even harder.

    *Wife practically tripped over 4 coyotes in the tall grass next to the garden. Don’t know which side was more surprised.

    • Gawain Lavers says:

      Before I could make my joke about how you would go about insuring a bear urine collection company, I see we’ve taken a turn for the serious…in that I now have a source for Christmas presents this year.

      I wonder if they gift wrap.

      • Gawain Lavers says:

        Hmm. If you have a problem with mice, you get bobcat pee. If you have a cat problem, they recommend coyote pee. And if you have coyotes they sell wolf pee.

        So, when you wind up attracting wolves?

        Elephant pee? And when that goes wrong, you can complete the cycle.

        Hypothetically we all have access to copious amounts of large predator urine, and my father reports modest success against rabbits…but he’s still getting coyote pee for Christmas.

  7. scolbath says:

    They probably got it from a place like this:

    Believe you me, it does help repel pests, and no, it doesn’t seem to attract the same species of animal :-) You don’t know what stink is until you’ve personally spread coyote pee.

  8. benenglish says:

    Squirrels in your attic? Go to Cabela’s (or any of dozens of other outdoor suppliers) and order a small bottle of red fox urine. Just a few drops in the attic and the squirrels will skedaddle.

    Then it’s up to you to seal off whatever entrance they originally used to get into your attic. Forget that step and they’ll be back in a couple of months.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I worked at a science museum and had several different kinds of animal pee on my bench for a while

  10. satablank says:

    So, an article about Bear and urine and we’re not actually talking about this guy for once … http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bear-grylls-better-drink-my-own-piss

  11. Mark Bourne says:

    Ah, yes. Another vid for Firesign Theatre’s Bear Whiz Beer, this time animated (“That’s why it’s yellow!”): http://youtu.be/r0GBS2kOMEg

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