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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:11 AM

Incredible footage of BBC cameraman and hungry polar bear

Yikes. I'm guessing this guy was kind of scared.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:16 AM

1. There's lunch ready in the fridge, but the damned door's stuck!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:20 AM

2. Yikes indeed.

I know we are not supposed to feed the bears, but I think perhaps something could have been left for her to make up for all the energy she expended just for our entertainment.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:27 AM

3. was thinking the same thing...

but where is the rest of the footage? Did she just leave we'll assume? Bet if she crashed in, he probably had a gun and would have killed her? Again...not her fault, he put himself out there...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:46 AM

4. Polar bears are incredibly curious about humans. I went to Churchill and out in

a Tundra Buggy backin 1989. The bears would come and stand on their hind legs to look in the windows at us. I have some super pictures and a 35mm film of such a bear.

http://www.tundrabuggy.com/


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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:16 PM

12. I doubt they were nearly as hungry nearly 25 years ago.

I have heard that they used to leave humans alone for that reason, but no longer do.

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:31 PM

13. All the bears in Churchill in the late fall were/are hungry. They wait there until Hudson

Bay freezes over so they can then get to the seals. Polar bears rarely attack humans. I could only find 4 deaths from Polar bear attacks in the last 50 years.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:17 AM

6. This is what I'm here for - to understand these creatures

Dude, I think bears behaviors, including Polar Bears, have been pretty well documented and diagnosed. At this point, all you're "understanding" is that bears get hungry.

TlalocW

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:49 PM

7. What's protecting the cameraman who's shooting

the outside shots?

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Response to broiles (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:03 PM

9. Distance (~250 meters)

Long range zoom by guys in a supporting snow truck, from what he said in a BBC interview (at about the 45 second mark in the version below):

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:58 PM

8. Even robots aren't immune




I wonder if the bears could smell any lingering scent of the people who worked on putting those things together?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:27 PM

10. "Damn, this new packaging sucks! It should come with an opening tool!" n/t

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:06 PM

11. Reminds me of Gary Larson's "Man I loves theses things, crunchy on the outside with a chewy center."

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