Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It just don't get no better than a bear

My girlfriend was forwarded this story, and when she sent it to me I thought it'd be a good blog post.

I guess a photographer visiting Churchill, Manitoba, took some sled dogs out to take some pictures.

Out of the snow a polar bear creeps towards the pack, and the photographer starts thinking "Oh crap, all the dogs are goners."

Turns out though, that the polar bear just wanted to play around.

And he came back several times on succeeding days to play with the dogs some more.

So cute - and such a shame we're going to have killed 30 to 50% of the bears by 2050.


ApaulO Agrinaut said...

It is important when attempting to tame polar bears that you spend considerable time prior to taming the polar bears around fish and seals. The scent of fish & seal will mask other non pleasing polar bear smells, smells that polar bears may find offensive, thus thwarting your attempt to tame the polar bears.

Polar Bears are very savvy and discrete mammals. Polar Bears will not allow just anyone to tame them. Lets look at the taming of Polar Bears Challenge stats...

Of the 100 Polar Bear challengers, all 100 were eaten. So there you go folks, easier said than done. My Polar Bears as Pets system (PBP 2.0) will get you past the eaten stage and into serious contention for the 'Mauled, but still alive" category.

Polar Bears will be a welcome addition to any household, especially non gated communities where home intrusions are a problem. Imagine the burglar's shock upon discovering an important limb missing, all because you learned to tame Polar Bears .

Next week, look for more superior advice on taming Polar Bears, such as how to conduct close examinations of a Polar Bears dental hygiene.

DrJaySinful said...

Those are some great pictures! A rare event to have captured on camera. That Polar Bear must be pretty docile, however you won't ever see me petting it unless it is with someone else's hand, haha.

Revrunner said...

Funny! Taking the 10-count there in the last frame.

One good right hook with that paw of his, though, and that dog would be in low orbit.

Maxim said...

Any link to the original?

Tuco said...

Anybody who wants to find the originals of these photos, do a google search on "norbert rosing" - he's the (quite famous) photographer who took these.