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Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:10 PM

Skier chased by bear pulls cool move to escape

watch both video... skier ditches bear by tossing backpack



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https://www.newser.com/story/301914/skier-escapes-bear-by-ditching-backpack.html

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? In this case, what the brown bear saw was a skier trying to outmaneuver it down a ski slope in Romania. Per the New York Daily News, the frightening incident took place Saturday at the Predeal mountain resort, where an unlucky tourist apparently caught the animal's attention as he was making his run. Video taken by another visitor riding the ski lift shows the bear barreling after the skier, as the skier makes his way down the slope as fast as he can in a white-knuckle escape attempt. ABC News notes that bystanders tried to distract the bear by yelling and making other noises, but then the skier himself pulled off what another person at the resort called "a pretty cool move."

The skier threw off his backpack and the bear went after that instead (watch that part here), allowing the skier to escape. Workers warned other skiers about the bear, which had been seen throughout the day, and everyone vacated the area. A police spokesman, meanwhile, tells ABC that "the skier did the right thing," adding that they plan to "relocate" the bear, which is apparently one of quite a few lately that have been popping up near the Romanian ski slopes as climate change upends their hibernation cycle. The story seems so unbelievable that even Snopes jumped into action, but the fact-checking site indeed awarded the report a coveted "True," noting: "Let this put to rest the myth that bears can't run downhill."

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Reply Skier chased by bear pulls cool move to escape (Original post)
Demovictory9 Jan 2021 OP
TheBlackAdder Jan 2021 #1
cwydro Jan 2021 #4
magicarpet Jan 2021 #2
Auggie Jan 2021 #3
drray23 Jan 2021 #5
hlthe2b Jan 2021 #12
robbob Jan 2021 #19
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2021 #6
TheBlackAdder Jan 2021 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2021 #10
MagickMuffin Jan 2021 #8
LeftInTX Jan 2021 #21
eppur_se_muova Jan 2021 #22
LeftInTX Jan 2021 #23
moonscape Jan 2021 #9
ZZenith Jan 2021 #11
FSogol Jan 2021 #16
Talitha Jan 2021 #13
Grokenstein Jan 2021 #18
brooklynite Jan 2021 #14
Dagstead Bumwood Jan 2021 #15
hbhall Jan 2021 #17
Coventina Jan 2021 #24
jeffreyi Jan 2021 #25
Dem2theMax Jan 2021 #20

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:16 PM

1. Of course the next one down that trail. . . Om nom nom. 🎿 🐻 🍽 🍖

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:19 PM

4. I know I shouldn't, but your post made me laugh out loud.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:16 PM

2. Shit my/his pants......

Here take my backpack it has a honey granola bar in it.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:17 PM

3. Terrifying

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:21 PM

5. I think this person was probably a novice skier

Luckily they did the right thing using the backpack for distraction. I cant imagine how a bear would even come close to catch up with me going downhill.
Now that I think of it, it could also have been a staff member purposely going slowly to keep the bear in tow and move it away from people in more populated ski slopes.

In my twenties I used to work the slopes and in the evening we would go down scanning the slopes for people prior to closing. We would not use batons and turn more or less like that in order to scan the whole area systematically. That was in France and there was no bear to worry about in that area..

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Response to drray23 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:55 PM

12. I don't know that a mere "novice" would have the self-assurance required not to fall.

much less, pull that pack off.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 10:05 PM

19. I think you're right!

I was watching the skier meandering across the slope. If I had a bear chasing me I think I would point my skis a little more aggressively downhill!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:22 PM

6. Hmph. A rush to judgement -- what if it was the bear's backpack, stolen by the skier?

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:32 PM

7. Zoom in on that backpack. It's Dinkelman from Open Season.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:41 PM

10. AHA! Skier was a repug and just accused the bear to deflect blame!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:38 PM

8. I wonder what the chyron was saying about Xtrump


Since this just happened recently.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 10:17 PM

21. Impeachment trial in February

Something about majority of Democratic senators.

That's all I can figure out

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 10:18 PM

22. Just that impeachment trial is proposed for Feb, articles have been transmitted to the Senate by the

House.

As near as I can tell -- I don't actually know Romanian, just spotted lots of cognates to other languages.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 10:20 PM

23. That's what I did, except my cognate was English...LOL

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:39 PM

9. Wonder of there was food in the backpack. n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:44 PM

11. This is why I always ski with a pick-a-nick basket.

Just drop the basket, the bear leaves you alone.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 09:04 PM

16. +1 n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 08:09 PM

13. Don't Romanian bears hibernate in the winter?

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Response to Talitha (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 09:52 PM

18. Read the OP.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 08:52 PM

14. "Exit, pursued by Bear" (William Shakespeare)

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 09:01 PM

15. How do you know when you're participating in the wrong sport?

There's a fucking bear chasing you! Maybe try curling, I hear it's fun. You can still freeze your ass off, it's easier to drink and there noooooo bears in the rink.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 09:51 PM

17. The bear is hungry

I'm trying to not be a bummer here but this is not normal bear behavior. First, why is he not hibernating? Second, how many times have you ever heard of a brown bear being this aggressive? I am guessing that he's hungry and what's worse, maybe starving. Is humorous, but not really.

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Response to hbhall (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 11:00 PM

24. Two words: GLOBAL WARMING

Bears are not hibernating normally anymore.

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Response to hbhall (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 11:08 PM

25. Not funny.

The bear is hungry. That looks like extreme behavior.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 10:06 PM

20. I am afraid I would have been that bears' lunch.

Props to the skier. I wouldn't have been able to think that fast, or ski fast enough to get away from the bear.

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