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September 25, 2011 9:09 AM   Subscribe

Bears Love Pumpkins
posted by The Whelk (26 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
This supersized.
posted by griphus at 9:10 AM on September 25, 2011


The post... it's so beautiful.
posted by nathancaswell at 9:12 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


They're so excited about their pumpkins! Are pumpkins normally food for bears?
posted by orrnyereg at 9:14 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The way the video focused on the pumpkin at the very end made me expect a Save the Pumpkins logo or something. Like, we were supposed to be horrified all through that video and not going OH MY GOD THEY'RE SO FLUFFY, LOOK AT THEIR MEATY EARS
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 9:16 AM on September 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Kitties do too.
posted by reptile at 9:23 AM on September 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Bears are omnivores. There's a great story in a John McPhee piece about some bears in New Jersey who got drunk eating fermented apples in an orchard; the cops were called and the bears danced on the squad car.

I love bears.
posted by rtha at 9:36 AM on September 25, 2011


Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.
posted by Splunge at 9:37 AM on September 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


What is my ideal night in Alex?
posted by The Whelk at 9:38 AM on September 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


I am glad my head is not big and orange or otherwise this might be a little scary.
posted by elizardbits at 9:43 AM on September 25, 2011


As someone who's been labeled a bear, I agree with the sentiment of this post 100%. Pies, seeds, breads, spices, jack o'lanterns, whatever ... pumpkins are cool.
posted by PapaLobo at 9:45 AM on September 25, 2011


What is my ideal night in Alex?

I'm pretty sure you meant to put an addressive comma there, but if not, that's OK too.

Although it may not be OK with Alex.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:48 AM on September 25, 2011 [11 favorites]


I'm pretty sure those bears would also love my liver, given the chance.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:57 AM on September 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Also, the name of my new band. Bears Love Pumpkins!
posted by Fizz at 10:10 AM on September 25, 2011


I'm pretty sure you meant to put an addressive comma there...

Look, if you're going to get petty about grammar details, at least get it right. The correct form of the sentence in that case would be:

What is my ideal night in, Lemmings?

Even quite small schoolchildren understand this instinctively.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:34 AM on September 25, 2011


Once Bears Discover Fire, they're bound to love Pumpkin Pie.
posted by Renoroc at 10:41 AM on September 25, 2011


Hmmph. We have a new neighbor in the holler, a good-size black bear. I haven't seen him (or her - nobody's looked up its skirt yet) but I've heard him; late this winter there was a huge crashing sound in the woods and the neighbordogs took off after it. Dogs around here only go bonkers for bears and boar, and typically boar are a little stealthier. About two weeks later, one of my neighbors asked if I'd seen the bear yet. I still haven't, but am mindful in my predawn dogwalking.

Since they seem to enjoy them so much, I think I'll leave a few pumpkins around for our neighborbear. The fall shuffle has begun and it's not uncommon to spot bears in treetops, stripping the limbs of acorns and walnuts.

It's not all fun and games living with Yogi. Last fall a friend had the bumper of her car torn off by an inquisitive bear. The car was parked overnight and no, there was no food in it. Bears are occasionally baffling.
posted by workerant at 11:16 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Last fall a friend had the bumper of her car torn off by an inquisitive bear. The car was parked overnight and no, there was no food in it. Bears are occasionally baffling.

So are humans. Bumper probably had one of those Jesus fish stickers on it. Bear naturally goes for it, but the damn thing tastes like metal and plastic and paper. WTF?
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 11:44 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bears aren't the only zoo animals who love pumpkins.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:45 AM on September 25, 2011


They're so excited about their pumpkins! Are pumpkins normally food for bears?

orrnyereg, normal food for bears includes, but is not limited to: salmon, huckleberries, grubs, termites, honey (swarming with bees and larvae, or in large crockery of the type found in rabbit warrens), apples, squirrels, pumpkins, wrapped half-eaten hamburgers, full juice-boxes, spoiled leftovers, poke berries, raspberries, many wild mushrooms, and anything that can normally be found in pic-a-nic baskets.

So, yes.
posted by IAmBroom at 12:32 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't forget the wrapper from the Hershey bar that was crumpled under the front seat of the car, causing the bear to rip the doors off in order to reach the wrapper and eat it!

Mmmmm, candy bar wrappers....
posted by rtha at 12:50 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


TIL huckleberries are a real thing.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:05 PM on September 25, 2011


yeah, this is cute until you realize, as my husband just pointed out to me, they're enjoying them the way they'd enjoy, uh, tearing apart a human head.
posted by ifjuly at 1:37 PM on September 25, 2011


I like seeing the bottom of that bear's paws.
posted by beau jackson at 1:55 PM on September 25, 2011


Well, there's a phrase you don't normally expect to hear.
posted by Splunge at 1:59 PM on September 25, 2011


depends on what bars to go to.
posted by The Whelk at 2:03 PM on September 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


We have a saying in Alaska. A fed bear is a dead bear. People, please do not leave food of any kind out for bears. They will become dependent, then they will be put down.

Not to be a downer on the thread, that video was great.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 6:19 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


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