Appropriate attire for a New Year's Day swim in Vancouver


A man, wearing a "goat mask", runs into the English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia.


  1. “Goat” ?

    Looks like a Pronghorn Antelope to me.

    Either way, of course – Batshit crazy.

      1. At the very least, if you’re going to be in any kind of bear swim, you should be sporting some fur.

    1.  It does indeed look like a Pronghorn, but antelope is a misnomer, as the Pronghorn is, in actuality, a goat.

  2. Is this like some sort of furry thing?

    Because you know, I could get into this. That Dr. Steve Brule segment kind of turned me off for a while.

  3. ….”Goat” ?

    Looks like a Pronghorn Antelope to me.

    Either way, of course, still equals Batshit Crazy.

  4. Isn’t that a Pronghorn Antelope? They are not know for their boxing prowess, but maybe Canadian antelope are into that.

  5. Looks like a character from a somewhat obscure Nintendo DS game called Animal Boxing.  It too was a bit crazy.

  6. This human/furry hybrid hung around on scene garnering as much attention as possible. With a loud amp in tow, playing the ‘Rocky’ soundtrack(no, I’m not making this up nor writing fan-fiction) but he did reveal some of the Polar swim ethos:’look at me’

  7. The resolution of the photo on my monitor is not very good.  Is that a python wrapped around his waist?  3…2…1

  8. Polar Bear Swim is Canuckistani for “Burning Man”?

    You prepare for a North Pacific swim by dropping to 9% body fat?

    And why are all the colors in that picture from a restricted palette with red as the primary accent color?

    And finally .. call me crazy .. but I’ll just go out on a limb and say what everyone’s thinking but no one’s saying .. isn’t that a Pronghorn Antelope?

  9. I’d try something witty like “it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature,” but in this case, I feel like Mother Nature be pityin’ the fool. . .I mean, look at the guns on that antelope!  He’d make me crap my own teeth!

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