Bear guzzles 36 beers, passes out at campground

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  1. Solaris

    Solaris New Member

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    From: the CNN

    Bear guzzles 36 beers, passes out at campground

    Thursday, August 19, 2004 Posted: 9:32 AM EDT (1332 GMT)


    SEATTLE, Washington (Reuters) -- A black bear was found passed out at a campground in Washington state recently after guzzling down three dozen cans of a local beer, a campground worker said on Wednesday.

    "We noticed a bear sleeping on the common lawn and wondered what was going on until we discovered that there were a lot of beer cans lying around," said Lisa Broxson, a worker at the Baker Lake Resort, 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Seattle.

    The hard-drinking bear, estimated to be about two years old, broke into campers' coolers and, using his claws and teeth to open the cans, swilled down the suds.

    It turns out the bear was a bit of a beer sophisticate. He tried a mass-market Busch beer, but switched to Rainier Beer, a local ale, and stuck with it for his drinking binge.

    Wildlife agents chased the bear away, but it returned the next day, said Broxson.

    They set a trap using as bait some doughnuts, honey and two cans of Rainier Beer. It worked, and the bear was captured for relocation.

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/08/18/b ... index.html
     
  2. rosenshyne

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    we should use that bait to lure Sheriff back here.
     
  3. Blinky969

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    Very nice, but I'm afraid I caught that on Countdown already.

    Regardless, the bear does seem very cool, I wonder if he wants to play in a beer pong tournament. Or a tourney as you particularly British people call it.
     
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    He's a bear with a drinking problem. :)
     
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    I saw that one on my Earthlink Strange News and laughed then. I must say that it could lead one to wonder about the validity of claims for reincarnation, if one were feeling particularly philosophical. :-o
     
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    That bear doesn't have anything on Boonie. GO BOONIE!
     
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    Damn if i have had stolen and drunk 36 beers then falling asleep there for the owners to find me i would have had the crap beaten out of me. Damned lucky bear got away with be in chased away. Damn.
     
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    The saddest part is that I know can officially say I know people who could outdrink a bear.
     
  11. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    Strange that it only needed 36 beers though. I've had at least a third of that without passing out. Then again, I might not have quaffed them just as quick as this little bugger did.
     
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