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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:31 PM
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Black bear wanders into grocery store (No, really)
Edited on Sat Oct-17-09 11:50 PM by Catshrink
Black bear wanders into grocery store

Some people out grabbing their groceries last night ran across an unexpected visitor in the aisles.

That's because a 125 pound black bear wandered right into the liquor department at Marketplace Foods in Hayward. The bear walked through the beer cooler and climbed up 12 feet onto a shelf where it sat for about an hour.

Customers were evacuated and the DNR tranquilized the bear and took it out of the store. Store workers say the bear was tame and content. In case you're wondering, the bear didn't help itself to any drinks.

Video here:
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/64650747.html

Glad the bear -- and no customers -- were injured. Beer. It's a Wisconsin thing. Probably wanted to pick up a six-pack for the Packers game.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:35 PM
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1. Aww. He's probably just learning how to spell...
...and he got beer and bear mixed up. :shrug:
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:35 PM
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2. He was probably looking for Hamms
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:41 PM
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3. I still remember that commercial jingle from when I was a kid. Here it is:
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 12:02 AM
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8. Imagine this on your supermarket door:
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 12:08 AM
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10. Remember this:
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:41 PM
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4. I was actually expecting a punch line.
I hadn't heard this story.

:blush:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:46 PM
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5. Maybe I should edit the subject line?
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 12:14 AM
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11. No!
It's funnier the way it is.

:thumbsup:
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:51 PM
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6. That would be "a black bear walked into a bar...." n/t
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 12:00 AM
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7. Are you sure?


This has nothing to do with anything, but I thought it was funny:
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 01:03 AM
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14. What are those in the antlers?
n/t
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 12:04 AM
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9. "...the bear didn't help itself to any drinks."
That's not always the case....

When state Fish and Wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby dozens of empty cans of Rainier Beer.

The bear apparently got into campers' coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans.

"He drank the Rainier and wouldn't drink the Busch beer," said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker.

Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest.

"He didn't like that (Busch) and consumed, as near as we can tell, about 36 cans of Rainier."

A wildlife agent tried to chase the bear from the campground but the animal just climbed a tree to sleep it off for another four hours. Agents finally herded the bear away, but it returned the next morning.

Agents then used a large, humane trap to capture it for relocation, baiting the trap with the usual: doughnuts, honey and, in this case, two open cans of Rainier. That did the trick.

More: http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-08-18-beer-be...
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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 12:57 AM
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12. A bear w/ good taste!
That's too funny!!
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 12:58 AM
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13. lol cute story
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 01:10 AM
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15. I like it when animals go in stores.
It makes me smile, and I don't know why.
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 01:24 AM
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16. Some years ago (about 20) a young male bear joined the crowd
at the annual Santa Fe (NM)Art Festival. As word got around that there was a bear in the crowd, half the people started running around looking to see the bear; the other half were running around looking to get away from the bear.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 11:13 AM
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17. AND THE CLERK SAYS:
Edited on Sun Oct-18-09 11:36 AM by Auggie
"What are you looking for, honey?

And the bear says:

"Look pal, I hardly know you."

:+
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