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Old 07-17-2013, 11:06 PM
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How to Survive a Bear Attack (Video)

Recently I took an admin liberty and posted a comedic video about gear, and I couldn't resist taking another liberty and sharing a video about surviving a bear attack that speaks for itself. I had a hard time believing they were serious to televise this:



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Old 07-18-2013, 06:46 AM
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Haha wow! I have no problem conjuring up real fear when thinking about bear encounters. Maybe this reporter only has experience with the Yogi bear variety...
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:11 PM
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Yeah...she's from RI. Lot of laughs from this news clip. There have been sightings of bears, (or maybe multiple sightings of the same bear?) in RI in the last month. I suppose the theory is that when you do all the stuff the reporter demonstrates, the bear will die laughing!
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:13 PM
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A massive 300lb. bear! Oh dear, how frighteningly large! Must have been a slow news night...

Trying to kill a bear with laughter is an interesting approach. Maybe it means I can leave my pepper spray at home now. (I wonder if it would work on 1000lb grizzlies?)

The one really good tip in this film is to throw your (high heeled) hiking shoe at it. Won't deter the bear much (unless your shoe smells really bad), but at least it will keep you from making a mistake and running.

Personally, I'm OK with merely "curious" bears, especially of the 300lb size. I think it's a privilege to get to see one. It's the agressive bears I could do without. Too bad the story didn't think to mention there's a difference.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:44 PM
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The one really good tip in this film is to throw your (high heeled) hiking shoe at it. Won't deter the bear much (unless your shoe smells really bad), but at least it will keep you from making a mistake and running.
I think I'll write a short story about this and call it "From Mall to Maul: The tale of a shoe and bear." ["I'll be here all week."]

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Personally, I'm OK with merely "curious" bears, especially of the 300lb size. I think it's a privilege to get to see one. It's the agressive bears I could do without. Too bad the story didn't think to mention there's a difference.

I seem to attract bears. In my experience, fortunately, most bears have only been interested in food. Perhaps they feel a camaraderie with me - since I'm also very interested in food when I've been hiking around all day.

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I think what we needed is to find out what bears find funny.

I would imagine they find us noisy, hairless, weird-smelling critters that dance around on our hind legs to be amusing just to begin with. But what really makes them laugh? Pratfalls? Or maybe knock-knock jokes?

I do know one about a bear and a rabbit...

But seriously folks... that reporter was told to do that story. I used to work in broadcast. She did it in an hour just to get it over with so she could move on to the next story they told her to cover. Don't get me started on the state of journalism.
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A sad announcement...

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Yeah...she's from RI. Lot of laughs from this news clip. There have been sightings of bears, (or maybe multiple sightings of the same bear?) in RI in the last month. I suppose the theory is that when you do all the stuff the reporter demonstrates, the bear will die laughing!

The reporter, Judy Tremmel, who did the hilarious piece on how to survive a bear attack recently lost her job. Seems she did a report on how to audition for one the various "talent" shows that are littering the airwaves while walking on her hands. (NO..I'm not kidding...she really did!)

The powers-that-be in the mainstream media apparently didn't appreciate her poking fun at what they considered to be a "serious news topic."
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Awww..... I missed that video..

"This video clip does not exist"

NOT ONLY did the network see fit as to sack that reporter ~ but it appears that somebody from there is reading this forum !

IF somebody out there in the great cyberspace and beyond has saved a copy of it, maybe one day it will be resurrected on the YouTube wilderness..

Hope springs eternal...

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I found another source for the video and edited it in.

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