Does a bear itch in the woods?
July 27, 2013 8:14 PM   Subscribe


 
Huh, I wouldn't have guessed "pole dancing".
posted by figment of my conation at 8:29 PM on July 27, 2013 [13 favorites]


Bear Necessities just popped into my head while watching this.
posted by triceryclops at 8:30 PM on July 27, 2013 [4 favorites]


Disco bears.
posted by panaceanot at 8:32 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Amazing that there was no Molson's involved in this.....

or hockey
posted by HuronBob at 8:35 PM on July 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Well, I know you do, Carl."
posted by entropicamericana at 8:38 PM on July 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


One imagines a bear day-spa in the mold of Bubbles' Kitty Land Love Center. I mean, they're both in Canada. It's not far-fetched.
posted by troll at 8:47 PM on July 27, 2013


Wow, what a popular tree!
Great to see a happy and healthy family of grizzlies too.
posted by islander at 9:02 PM on July 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Note: all Canadians do this instinctively, regardless of species.
posted by figurant at 9:04 PM on July 27, 2013 [10 favorites]


Been chuckling over existential crisis bear all day. Now I think he is just sad he wasn't invited to the bear party.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:10 PM on July 27, 2013 [11 favorites]


For the first 30 seconds I was like, "Hmm, an Alberta Parks wildlife cam, well, cute enough deer, cute bear, I guess..." And then after that I was laughing so hard I could hardly catch my breath. The soundtrack is just so perky and perfect.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:11 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


MAKE IT RAIN
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:15 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love how the other animals come through, take a sniff, think "Yep, that's bear" and wander away. In the forest, trees are the nodes of a scent-based Internet.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:17 PM on July 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


Yeah, make all the jokes you want, but clearly that's the best fucking scratching tree in the forrest. Hell, now I want to use it.
posted by quin at 9:19 PM on July 27, 2013 [26 favorites]


Canadian bears? Probably kick back at the cottage with a bottle of Labatt Blue and/or Molson Canadian depending on the province.
posted by asnider at 9:21 PM on July 27, 2013


Oh, it's Alberta? They're probably drinking Kokanee or Big Rock, then.
posted by asnider at 9:23 PM on July 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


I love the tree-hugging bears: "you're the best tree EVER!"
posted by gingerbeer at 9:24 PM on July 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


Man, suddenly I'm all itchy.
posted by homunculus at 9:41 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Трутся об ось медведи — вертится земля."
posted by Nomyte at 9:54 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I see if there's several involved, a ourse garde is assigned to ensure umm... well, like the cows do.
posted by arzakh at 9:57 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


What Canadian bears do when no one is looking

So, that's what happens in the dark room at the Eagle.
posted by converge at 10:25 PM on July 27, 2013 [7 favorites]


Yeah converge, I came here to say that if I wanted to see bears pole dancing, I could just go to the Eagle, but you beat me to the joke.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:30 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


That video is so ripe for a bear dance vid with various ]tracks. I could just imagine that vid with any michael jackson song.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 10:34 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is awesome, the feets kicking into the air at several points made me belly laugh.

Also, as someone who lives with housecats, I didn't need to see more than a glimpse of the mountain lions to know exactly the look they had on their faces when they sniffed the tree.
posted by jamaro at 10:39 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cant stop watching this. That tree is so perfectly placed for the camera .. :) I have half a suspicion that those bears were auditioning for a "bear's got talent" show.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 10:41 PM on July 27, 2013


Can someone create a gif with that bear doing the pole dancing all by him/herself? its awesome!!!
posted by TheLittlePrince at 10:42 PM on July 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is what happens when you shut down the Country Bear Jamboree!
posted by Lemurrhea at 11:38 PM on July 27, 2013


As someone whose father exclusively uses that method to scratch his back on every tree, post, pillar, piece of masonry, etc. he can find I completely sympathize with the embarrassment those bears' children are feeling.
posted by edeezy at 11:53 PM on July 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


I think this bears up under repeat viewing. I didn't get a lot of the in-jokes the first time. Like how the bear at 0:30 goes to town on that tree, when he's actually in the woods.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:27 AM on July 28, 2013


Can someone create a gif with that bear doing the pole dancing all by him/herself? its awesome!!!

Pole Dancing Bear
posted by [insert clever name here] at 12:41 AM on July 28, 2013 [25 favorites]


Adorable bears!

And now back to our regularly scheduled slaughter of innocent humans.
posted by bicyclefish at 12:43 AM on July 28, 2013


BEARSOME!
posted by Iosephus at 1:14 AM on July 28, 2013


Finally a SLYT post that truly delivers some "best of the web" comedy gold. Nicely done. Blazecock Pileon. More of this stuff, please.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 2:13 AM on July 28, 2013


C'mon Baggy, get with the beat.
posted by Scienxe at 6:54 AM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Hey, rabbit..."
posted by cog_nate at 7:08 AM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Alberta's hottest club is...Kananaskis Country! Located by a tree in the middle of nowhere, this place has everything. Bears, cougars, those things that look like deer but can maul you to death without any effort...
posted by dismas at 7:39 AM on July 28, 2013 [5 favorites]


There's a black bear who occasionally visits our back yard who is perfectly happy to do this sort of thing when we are looking (from a safe distance, on a second floor balcony, with the dogs locked indoors). He is also fond of grabbing hold of a bush and basically somersaulting forwards until the high branches are in reach and then sort of lolling around on his back plucking berries while hanging on with one (enormous, terrifying) claw until he's done at which point he lets it go SPROING like he's gonna catapult a squirrel into the next county.

Bears would be the doofiest goofiest pets ever, if not for the whole rip-your-face-off-with-one-lazy-swipe thing.
posted by ook at 8:54 AM on July 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


When I woke up this morning I did not think today was the day I'd see bears work the pole. Life is full of surprises.
posted by maryr at 11:25 AM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh god, that gif... perfect looping. Thank you, clever name, thank you.
posted by maryr at 11:28 AM on July 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Was anyone else thrown off by the scale of this? I was chuckling along like everyone else, and then suddenly I was like, "Whoa, what's with the giant deer?!" at the end. Just me?
posted by sharpener at 12:41 PM on July 28, 2013


That would be an elk.
posted by the_artificer at 12:55 PM on July 28, 2013


I may just forget all of my various commitments for the day and watch that gif over and over.....
posted by gingerbeer at 1:13 PM on July 28, 2013


"Hey, rabbit..."

A Walk In The Woods
posted by homunculus at 1:26 PM on July 28, 2013


Watching that video made me wish that Sigfried & Roy had trained bears, not cats.
posted by bukvich at 3:15 PM on July 28, 2013




That is one happening tree.
posted by Vindaloo at 4:22 PM on July 28, 2013


Oh, lordy, clever name, the more I watch that gif, the more it hurts to laugh!
posted by BlueHorse at 7:37 PM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


FWIW Kananaskis Country is just west of Calgary and is gorgeous.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:38 PM on July 28, 2013


I thought this might be a link to the bears' laundry day.
posted by workerant at 10:15 AM on July 29, 2013


Someone made this into a rather nice Harlem Shake video.
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes at 11:08 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]




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