Bear trapped in Subaru follies

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No one is quite sure how this bear got into the Subaru, located in Golden, Colorado, but this video shows how they got him out.

Via WLTX19:

“He looked like a dog inside the car just jumping back and forth from front to back,” said Deputy Josh Tillman. “He just demolished the car,”

Annie Bruecker can vouch for the damage and the smell.

“It’s like wet dog, but a little worse than wet dog,” Bruecker said.

Bruecker said her 2005 Subaru Outback was parked in her driveway overnight. She left her doors unlocked, which she said, she typically doesn’t do. Her mom woke her up Tuesday morning after discovering the black bear trapped inside the SUV.

“She screamed from downstairs,” Bruecker said. “She said, ‘Annie, there’s a bear in your car.’ And I thought that she meant that it broke a window, and I was like, ‘okay, that’s life.’ But, no she actually meant that it was in my car.”

Deputies Tillman and McLaughlin answered the call and deliberated before deciding the best option was to pop the hatch to release the bear.

Deputy McLaughlin manually opened the door while deputy Tillman stood nearby with a shotgun, in case anything dangerous were to happen.

Thankfully, the bear was mainly interested in getting back into the wild, making a run for the forest as soon as the hatch was popped.

No windows were broken, but the interior of the vehicle was destroyed.

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Grizzly unseats and kills Montana mountain biker

Image: Yellowstone National Park

Near Glacier National Park, a surprised grizzly bear attacked three mountain bikers. Two were able to escape, but the third, Brad Treat, was killed.

Via Alaska Dispatch News:

Treat died Wednesday afternoon after being attacked by a grizzly bear just south of Glacier National Park. Though he had maintained his athleticism — he was riding his mountain bike, after all — Treat, who was just 38 years old and a law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service, couldn't escape his fate.

But his companion did. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told the Associated Press that Treat and another man had been biking near Halfmoon Lakes when they came across the bear, surprising it. The other man escaped unscathed and sought help while the bear knocked Treat off his bike.

Help arrived too late, and Treat was declared dead on the scene. The bear has not been found, though authorities are searching for it, and campers were briefed on the incident.

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Man loves bear, and bear loves man right back. For now.

Медведь играет с человеком ("Bear Plays with a Man"). Indeed. (YouTube)

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Just a giant bear and his human friend, getting snuggly

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Folks, don't try this with the gigantic bear you have at home.

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That nightmarish bipedal bear is back, and now we know why

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I didn't like it when Snoopy suddenly changed from a cute quadruped to an ugly biped and I didn't like it when I saw this video of a bear walking upright like a human in a New Jersey 'burb. Read the rest

Possibly drunk or high bear tries to scratch back on tree, misses repeatedly, is hilarious

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We'll have what he's having.

Look at the size of this grizzly bear paw

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From West Coast Native News: "This is how big a grizzly bears paw is – by the way, the bear is sedated and about to be tagged."

Lauren Shutt emailed to let me know that the above information is incorrect:

Hi Mark, I wanted to contact you about the photo of a woman holding a grizzly paw.

The bear is not sedated for tagging, it was shot and killed by my brother, Charlie Shutt, outside of Anchorage. The woman you see holding the paw, Brandi Houser, is a friend of the family who was with him when the bear was killed. She posted the photo to her Facebook page, someone copied it onto Reddit, and it's been making the rounds ever since.

She also suppled additional photos:

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Photo of bear poking head through cat door

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Doug Harder who resides near Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho photographed this handsome bear attempting to come into his condo via the cat door last week. Read the rest

Man fights off bear attack near Yosemite, then drives himself to hospital

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Bear attacks on humans are rare, but the drought has driven wild animals closer to civilization as food and water in the wild dry up.

Alaska troopers want to know why idiot in bear suit is harassing grizzlies

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Why would someone wear a realistic bear costume and use it bother a mother grizzly and her two cubs trying to eat salmon in an Alaska river? First of all, he's lucky the mother bear didn't eviscerate him when he ran to within five to ten feet of the cubs and began “waving and jumping,” according to a group of people watching from a respectful distance. Second, it's stressful to the bears.

Alaska Fish and Game technician Lou Cenicola, was able to move the mother bear out of the way, and he tried to talk to the man. The man didn't remove the bear head, and didn't identify himself. He told Cenicola, “You have the license plate number. You figure it out.” Then he drove away, still in costume.

State troopers are investigating and said the man could face wildlife harassment charges. [via]

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Appalling bear attack on man

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I can barely watch, but anyone who has seen "Grizzly Man" will understand that bears are wild animals and should not be trifled with.

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Japanese show: bear attacks person in a plastic cube

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UPDATE: NOT A LEMUR NOT A PANTHER NOT A GAME SHOW BUT IT MIGHT BE A BEAR

According to Boing Boing reader Malcom Bell: "ItteQ is a travel show and this is a one-off. The woman in the box is Imoto Ayako."

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The show is called Sekai No Hate Made Itteq! (translated: Riddles at the Ends of the Earth!)

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Huge bear eats bag of dog food and naps on someone's lawn

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This black bear ate a 20-pound bag of dog food out of a garage in Seminole County, Florida and fell into a food coma right on the homeowner's lawn. Read the rest

Bear Belly Flop over Alaska waterfall

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Captured at Katmai National Park in Alaska. Read the rest

Colorado bear with munchies breaks into pie shop, eats all pies but one

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He did not like strawberry rhubarb. No. Not one bit.

Koala baby won't let go of mom while she undergoes surgery. Both survived being hit by a car.

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If your "aww" reflexes don't fire after seeing these images, you should get your heart checked.

Don't Feed The Bears: we'll end up having to kill them

We accidentally train wild bears to snatch our pic-i-nic baskets, and then try to use the same tactics to turn them back toward lives of bark and berries. Recent encounters with humans, writes Maggie Koerth-Baker, show that the forces of psychology are working against us.

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