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   xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 29 12:19 AM

Oct 29, 2010: Lunch On The Run

Actually, lunch on the hoof, on the run.
The poor Bear was having lunch, and just went to the bathroom because he remembered he hadn't washed his paws.
When he came back, he found his lunch had taken it on the lam, but he'd catch it again, you betcha.



Quote:
A photo of a half-mauled bison being chased down a Yellowstone park road by a large grizzly bear is authentic, according to park officials.

Yellowstone National Park West District Ranger Michael Keator tells KTVQ channel 2 in Billings, Montana that the photo, which recently began circulating on the web, was taken by a park employee in April 2010, between the Madison Junction and Old Faithful, in the Fountain Flats area of Yellowstone National Park.
Well Mr Bear, that meat is going to be pumped so full of adrenaline it'll taste like shit.
Besides you're 800 lbs now, and that's not politically correct. Setting a bad example for the cubs, you know.

link

EDIT ~ See post 32 for the whole story.


ZenGum  Friday Oct 29 03:57 AM

AND they're both on the wrong side of the road.

I recall we had a bear related IotD a while back, A new(ish) poster was defending bears, "they mostly eat nuts and berries and stuff, the claw are for digging worms...".

I guess the buffalo owes him money.



SPUCK  Friday Oct 29 06:16 AM

That's pretty gross.. Where's my Uzi so I can put them both out of my misery.



Trilby  Friday Oct 29 07:16 AM

Could we please have some happy IotDs? I know it's hard to do and a pain and I DO appreciate your efforts, bruce. I DO!

But, honey, life is hard enough as it is - could we please have some happy pics for a week? Nature, while red in tooth and claw, can also be uplifting! Pretty please?



spudcon  Friday Oct 29 07:17 AM

"That's pretty gross.. Where's my Uzi so I can put them both out of my misery. "


Just doin' their jobs.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 29 07:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Could we please have some happy IotDs?
What the hell? We had happy signs, a happy gourd, happy hearse, happy sculpture, happy $1 meal, happy climbing wall, and happy Octopus.

I guess I've got to come out there, and personally make you happy.


Shawnee123  Friday Oct 29 08:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
I guess the buffalo owes him money.
Gnaw.


casimendocina  Friday Oct 29 08:25 AM

Has anyone seen the post around the polar bear coming to play with sleigh dogs as oppossed to ripping them to pieces? I was feeling all warm and fuzzy about that and bears in general. After seeing, this no longer.



morethanpretty  Friday Oct 29 08:55 AM

Stephen Colbert is right again about bears.

http://wikiality.wikia.com/Bears



Sheldonrs  Friday Oct 29 09:19 AM

Sort of dining twice on a Bison.



footfootfoot  Friday Oct 29 10:11 AM

"You're not in this for the hunting, are you?"



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 29 11:12 AM

Foot, you're bad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by casimendocina View Post
Has anyone seen the post around the polar bear coming to play with sleigh dogs as oppossed to ripping them to pieces? I was feeling all warm and fuzzy about that and bears in general. After seeing, this no longer.
Yes that was an IOtD, I think. Lose that warm and fuzzy, Bears, even those cute little 50 lb cubs, will seriously fuck you up. Those claws don't retract, always ready for action. They're incredibly Strong, a seriously unpredictable.


jano  Friday Oct 29 11:33 AM

You have outdone yourself Bruce, jaw dropping good. I am amazed.



Gravdigr  Friday Oct 29 03:44 PM

"A bison that talented and intelligent, you don't eat him all at once."



Gravdigr  Friday Oct 29 03:50 PM

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Sheldonrs  Friday Oct 29 05:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
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Just another Saturday night for me.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 30 12:28 AM

Badass Bear




Gravdigr  Sunday Oct 31 02:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
Just another Saturday night for me.
[snort/]


casimendocina  Sunday Oct 31 07:42 AM

That Badass Bear looks as if he's having a great time. A bit of jog and then when he's bored, he'll strike.



Adak  Sunday Oct 31 09:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by casimendocina View Post
Has anyone seen the post around the polar bear coming to play with sleigh dogs as oppossed to ripping them to pieces? I was feeling all warm and fuzzy about that and bears in general. After seeing, this no longer.
I've seen that video. Note that those are ONLY mature bears, that are well fed. They're successful hunters on their own and/or they've also snacked on waste foods that the humans have left for them.

Any bear that has gone hungry for awhile, or is preparing to hibernate and needs more fat, is a much more aggressive animal.

I've seen video's/pics of two other amazing friendships among animals:

1) The snake that bonded with a mouse or hamster, that was put into his cage, as dinner. The rodent actually rested right on top of the snake's coiled up body.

I'm guessing the snake was enjoying the rodent's extra bit of warmth, but just a guess.

2) Three cheetah siblings ran down a very young Tommy gazelle, licked it's neck and head, and then let it go. Very unusual, indeed.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 31 10:55 PM

We had the cheetah pictures here. Turns out they were just tasting that Gazelle in the pictures, they ate it later.



Adak  Monday Nov 1 06:47 AM

The Daily Mail made up that fairy tale story of the cheetahs letting it go! That's such a blatant lie - but more in character for predators, surely.

Well, that leaves the mouse with the snake, some "new mothers" that will nurse other young'uns, and the polar bears who play with the dogs.

And the heck with the bears and the snakes!



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 1 06:53 AM

It wasn't just the Mail, those pictures, with the same story, were all over the internet for a week or more, before the photographer came forth with the whole story. Those youngsters were being taught to hunt and didn't quite get it yet. They would catch it and mouth the neck, but didn't have the clamping off the windpipe perfected.



TomBow  Monday Nov 1 01:17 PM

This is fast food at its best.
Imagine the discipline to allow ones self to be eaten in the hopes for an escape.



Pico and ME  Monday Nov 1 01:34 PM

By the look if its injuries, I dont think the Bison had a chance...in fact, it would probably end up enduring a long miserable death.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 1 04:07 PM

When the buffalo left the herd, his mama said....
















.... bye son.



Adak  Tuesday Nov 2 12:16 AM

The photographer has confirmed that the bison DID "out maneuver" the grizzly and escape - but to no avail. He had to be killed the very next day by the rangers, because his injuries from being burned, were too severe.

The reason the bison looks so "cooked" in the photo's, is that he had fallen into one of the hot springs in the area, and was badly burned before he got out.



HungLikeJesus  Tuesday Nov 2 12:18 AM

So the bear just wanted a warm meal?



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 2 12:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adak View Post
The photographer has confirmed that the bison DID "out maneuver" the grizzly and escape - but to no avail. He had to be killed the very next day by the rangers, because his injuries from being burned, were too severe.

The reason the bison looks so "cooked" in the photo's, is that he had fallen into one of the hot springs in the area, and was badly burned before he got out.
Do you have a link to that?


spudcon  Tuesday Nov 2 02:08 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
When the buffalo left the herd, his mama said....















.... bye son.
Guess I'm not the only one with groaners.


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 2 02:10 AM

I learned it from you.



Adak  Tuesday Nov 2 04:00 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Do you have a link to that?
This is the best gallery I've found of the pictures in the series:
http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyle...=image&photo=1

the photographer said the Bison had been burned in one of the area's many hot SPOTS, not hot springs.

His description of the event is here:
http://www.krtv.com/news/grizzly-ver...-of-the-story/


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 2 04:40 AM

Excellent, we love it when a member/reader can point us to the whole story.



SPUCK  Tuesday Nov 2 06:20 AM

Yeah, that makes a whole lot more sense to the picture. Thanks Adak.



Griff  Tuesday Nov 2 09:18 AM

Thanks Adak! I'm surprised that the bison could out maneuver a grizzly in the woods, although I'd guess the bear is a stronger sprinter so maybe he got gassed on the road catching up and had nothing left when they left the macadam.



Diaphone Jim  Tuesday Nov 2 07:16 PM

I'm glad I came back to this IOTD one more time. Bruce's initial introduction was funny, but not necessarily meant to be factual.
I kept coming back to the post and having continuing difficulty matching the bison's injuries with a bear attack, especially since one is seldom prey for the other.
The true story and outcome are much easier to believe.
I agree that it is important for Cellar folks to keep after an image until discrepancies and misinterpretations are worked out. Good job.
And may I add Good Job Giants!!



Happy Monkey  Tuesday Nov 2 07:23 PM

Yeah, when I was interpreting those red areas on its legs as maul wounds, I had a hard time figuring out how it was standing, let alone running. Burning makes more sense.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Nov 3 12:56 AM

I couldn't figure out how that buffalo could be mauled that much, both sides, and get away, unless the bear went to wash his hands. They usually don't go wash up until lunch is cooling.



spudcon  Wednesday Nov 3 03:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
I couldn't figure out how that buffalo could be mauled that much, both sides, and get away, unless the bear went to wash his hands. They usually don't go wash up until lunch is cooling.
Yeah, and usually the chiuauas steal the carcas while the bears are busy washing.


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