Bear Feeding Frenzy
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john braun
(Hitman) - F

Locale: West Florida
Bear Feeding Frenzy on 02/25/2009 18:25:30 MST Print View

Did you see the bear feeding frenzy show on animal planet tonight?

The dude was in a Plexiglas box. Grizzlies came up to the box to paw at a dummy mannequin outside the box.

Then they pretty much ate the dummy and drop it off in the woods.

Apparently, the guy in the plexiglas box didn't scare the bears away with his yelling.

Edited by Hitman on 02/25/2009 18:33:06 MST.

Patrick Browning
(optimator) - F
Bears on 02/26/2009 11:42:55 MST Print View

That footage looks like it was filmed at the Big Game Alaska wildlife center. We went thru there on our way down to Girdwood. Alaska is like no other place on this earth.. Oh yeah, bears! Here's a link to all of the video footage.
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/32177-bear-feeding-frenzy-800-pounds-of-predator-video.htm

Patrick Browning
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Wildlife center on 02/26/2009 11:45:27 MST Print View

Here's the link to the wildlife center as well.
http://awcc.org/home.html

Stuart Armstrong
(strong806) - F

Locale: Near the AT
Re: Frenzy on 02/26/2009 19:25:32 MST Print View

I like the one where the grizzly drags the tent and the dummy off into the woods to do whatever he wants!

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Bear Feeding Frenzy on 02/26/2009 20:02:19 MST Print View

Is it me or was that little experiment in entertainment TRAINING bears to maul people in their tents?

The bears were attracted to the tent and mannikins because they were doused with food scent (fish, I believe)....and towards the end of the show, the host at the facility was beginning to express a little concern about the practice.

john braun
(Hitman) - F

Locale: West Florida
Training Bears on 02/28/2009 20:13:48 MST Print View

That's exactly what I was thinking. I wouldn't want to hike in that area.

But it's still disturbing that the bears would do that under those condiitons.

Of course, we don't know if they did anything behind the scenes to further provoke the bears.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Re Bear feeding frenzy on 02/28/2009 23:56:48 MST Print View

Frenzy? The backcountry thread! :)