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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wait a Minute, Who's the Hunter Here???


I was planning something else for today, but that'll have to wait for tomorrow, because I came across one of those quotes in the morning paper which just makes you lean back and laugh. Grizzly bears, on the brink of extinction a few generations ago, are making a comeback in the American west. In fact, they're making a huge comeback, leading some westerners to ask the Federal government to lift the final restrictions on shooting them. As the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commissioner complained-

"We've got grizzly bears eating people who come here to hunt".


Yeah, that Irony Fairy. She can be a real bitch.

19 comments:

Hungry Mother said...

You mean hunting is becoming a sport again, with 2 teams?

Bruce, a work in progress said...

I guess there's truth in that old adage: sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you.

You know you should practice safety when you're in bear country. They are as afraid of you as you are of them so you should tie bells to your shoes to warn them that you're around. Just in case you should carry pepper spray as a deterrent in an emergency. Then you should learn to identify the presence of bears in the area by looking at their poop on the trail. Brown bears have brown poop, black bears have black poop and grizzly bears have poop containing the remains of little bells and smells like pepper.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

that's what people get for not letting them steal their picinic baskets...

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Where are Yogi and Boo-Boo when you need them!

Buzzardbilly said...

My cousins were hunting deer one wintry day here in West Virginia. One said to the other, I'm going to go crouch down beside that black stump over there. He got halfway to the stump when it got up, stretched and walked away. Lucky for him the old black bear stump wasn't hungry (they, mostly veer away from the peoples).

Wonder why the black bear wasn't hibernating? They've found that protection allowed the bears to grow much bigger than black bears should and the really big males have enough fat on them to stay out during the winter.

Mike said...

They are doing the same thing with Wolves out west too.

I think they just want them off the endangered list so they can kill them again.

Colonel Colonel said...

HungryMo: I guess that's why they call it a 'sport'...

Bruce: I like that joke. The other one that I can think of concerns two hikers who are confronted by a huge, hungry bear. The first hiker leans down and begins taking off his heavy hiking boots. "What the fuck are you doing?" his friend asks. "I can run faster in my socks" the first hiker replies. "Are you nuts???" his friend asks. "You can't outrun a bear!" "I don't have to outrun the bear," the first hiker replies. "I just have to outrun you."

T-Bird: No kidding. As far as I'm concerned, it's the bear's basket.

PrePo: I shot BooBoo, just to watch him die.

BuzzardBilly: Welcome to MMB! That's a great story. All we need around here is for the black bears to stop hibernating; they're everywhere during the other 3 seasons already. One wandered into the general store just down the road and helped himself to some hamburger this summer.

Mike: You're probably right. But, as you know, the Big Bad Wolf ate the 3 Little Pigs before we could turn them into bacon. (I know you Disney-raised kids got another, sanitized, version of that story. Sorry, in real-life pigs don't build houses).

C.Rag said...

I wonder if this is all apart of Cash's revolution.

Colonel Colonel said...

C.Rag: I've no doubt.

KellyNerd said...

Im glad somebody got booboo, he was annoying!

I am on the bear's side on this one! Good for them, eat up as many of them humans as they can! Thinning of the herd, I say!

Malach the Merciless said...

MMMMM Grizzly Bear

Colonel Colonel said...

NerdGirl: Hey, they're both hunters, right? Let the best hunter win...

Booboo kept going on and on about lunch. Annoying little twerp. He makes a great rug, though.

Malach: Broiled or Bar-B-Q'ed?

Sirdar said...

That old saying...what comes around...goes around. Now we know how they are staying alive. :-)

Beach Bum said...

I'm not against hunting but if a grizzly came at some of the mighty redneck hunters I know they would poop in their pants. Yeah, I agree with Kellynerd the gene pool needs some thinning. Some of the rednecks have a pretty straight family tree with few branches.

Colonel, fell behide tonight and I haven't finished the meme you tagged me with. I will have it posted tomorrow,

anaglyph said...

I say let the bears and hunters alone in the park together with only what Nature provides and see who comes out tops!

And televise it! I'd watch!

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Go bears! If I didn't think it would end badly for the animals (it always does in these matters), I'd be wholeheartedly in favor of big predators coming back like this. It's helpful to be reminded that we're not necessary alone at the top of the food chain.

Sara Sue said...

Go Bears!!!

AngryMan said...

Mmmmm, Irony Fairy . . .

Kerstin said...

This is probably painfully obvious to us, but I'm going to say it anyway...

Maybe the bears wouldn't eat people, if people wouldn't invade the bear territory. I'm just sayin'.