Box of Bears

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Box of Bears
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 9:55pm
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Re: Box of Bears
Sat, 07-28-2012 - 11:38am


gazebo wrote:

They were lucky that the mama didn't attack.....but I'm glad to see that the cubs all seemed fine even though that ladder was put in there....  Imagine if they had started climbing out while the pickup was there?

I think they put that ladder in there so the cubs could escape... or am I misreading you?

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In reply to: gazebo
Sat, 07-28-2012 - 12:34pm

Oh OK....I didn't know the whoe backstory....I thought they just came along to drop off something in the dumpster and then the bears came climbing out.  I wonder how they got in there in the first place....curiosity or hunting for food maybe?

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Sun, 12-09-2012 - 2:41pm

I can't see it, but I'm assuming you're referring to the video that has been making rounds with the cubs in the dumpster.  I've seen that around here.  I live in "bear country" and have found them to be very opportunistic animals.  These bears climbed into the dumpster using the things (idk what to call them... bumps... the things the truck grabs to pull the dumpster onto it) on the sides of the dumpster as purchase, but the insides of a dumpster have nothing for them to grab or step onto to get back out.  The mama bear only got out because she's big enough to reach the top of the dumpster to pull herself out... the cubs couldn't.  From the video, my guess is that they probably drove past the dumpster, saw the mama bear stalking it and came back with the ladder for the cubs to use to climb out.