August 19th, 2004

bath room nitwit

from the _wtf community...

A BEAR WITH A SORE HEAD

A black bear has been found passed out at an American holiday resort after downing 36 cans of beer.

The bear apparently got into campers' coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans.

Not just any cans though - the bear appeared to favour one brand over another.

"He drank the Rainier and wouldn't drink the Busch beer," said Lisa Broxson, from the Mount Baker resort in Washington.

Wildlife officer Bill Heinck said the bear tried one can of Busch and then ignored the rest.

It obviously enjoyed the taste of Rainier though - downing 36 cans.

"This is a new one on me," Heinck said. "I've known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference."

Wildlife officers tried to chase the bear from the camp but the animal climbed a tree to sleep off the alcohol.

A large, humane trap was used the next morning to capture the bear for relocation.

The trap was baited with doughnuts, honey and two open cans of Rainier.


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"Climbing a tree to sleep it off" is an interesting concept. I'll have to try that sometime.
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On a lighter NOTE, haha bad music pun

it is depressing to hear the opening strains of some song on the car radio prog station and be thinking WOW that's a GREAT-sounding song! and then realize it's Led Zep doing "Rain Song" which of course you have heard before but forgot how the beginning went. I momentarily thought I was turning into one of those old phreaks who thinks all the great music was done being made 25 years ago, until I reminded myself that I know at least two twenty-somethings who sit around listening to ancient Michael Schenker records, and then I cheered up enough to go to the Smithsonian and see the Beatles photo exhibit like the aging fahrt I undoubtedly am.