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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cute Cuddly Little Bear!

Anybody who has any knowledge of bears, and especially polar bears, knows a few honest truths about the animals.

  • They are BIG
  • They are POWERFUL
  • They are always HUNGRY
  • They don't have much of a SENSE OF HUMOUR
  • Anything smaller than them is FOOD
  • They are usually pretty grumpy
If you are in northern Canada and see a polar bear, and it sees you, and comes over to investigate, you'd better hope you have high powered rifle with you. Drop the damned thing before it gets too close (they are very fast too). When Les Stroud, brains behind the survival series Survivorman, went into the Arctic for a week, he was given a rifle. He's not supposed to have much in the way of gear, but the Canadian authorities wouldn't let him go without one. The bears are that much of a threat to human saftey.

When I ran across these pictures, I was shocked. To be sure, this is a one off, and probably hasn't happened before and will probably never happen since. The pictures show a curious polar bear playing with a sled dog. PLAYING. I guess this bear had a full stomach, and wanted to cuddle up to a cute furry little 120lb dog. These pictures show the bear and dog playing together like dogs play! Just incredible. I hope you all enjoy these pictures as much as I did.








10 keen observations:

cyberpunk said...

Aww that's sweet.

We don't have polar bears here, but I find them cute and cuddly. Of course I probably won't think of them that way while they're busy mauling my face.

Mike said...

Where are you from, cyber?

Busy mauling at your face? I got news my friend. One bite severing your head from your body isn't considered mauling, mauling is something that takes effort. A dog will maul you. A polar bear will have a small afternoon snack with you! :P

mimzie said...

I had a friend that just witnessed a semi hitting a bear on the highway. He said it was split into 3 different parts. How pissed was I that I missed that?!? I want to go to Canada and go bear hunting. That's on my list of things to do. Wanna come too? I'll need someone to hold my purse while I shoot.

Mike said...

Hold your purse? Where the hell is the eye rolling smiley when you need it!!! :P

Emmy said...

Those pics are amazing thank you for sharing, I love your blog :)

Mike said...

Thank you Emmy, I like yours too.

By the way, Happy Bday #27.

Just Sayin' said...

All together now...

"Awwwwwwwwwww..." ;)

Great blog! I think I'll stay awhile...

Mike said...

Just sayin', thanks man, I'm glad I can entertain.

What i'd like to see next is anyone who thought that was cute try it themselves, and make sure I'm available with a camera that's equipped with a telescopic lens.

Course, with my luck the bear would cuddle up to that person while another would maul me from behind.

DrowseyMonkey said...

so darn cute :)

cyberpunk said...

I'm from the Philippines, Mike.

Bite my head off? All the more reason for me not to share space with them bears...