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Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« on: August 18, 2004, 07:03:36 PM »
Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
Black Bear Found Passed Out at Campground Apparently Consumed 36 Cans of His Favorite Beer

The Associated Press

BAKER LAKE, Wash. Aug. 17, 2004 — Rain-eeeeer .... Bear? 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.

"This is a new one on me," Heinck said. "I've known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference."



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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2004, 07:14:16 PM »
Now that's a bruin who likes brewski's, rock on!

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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2004, 09:18:27 PM »
If I was the Rainier brewery, I would immediately change my mascot.
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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2004, 08:20:52 AM »
This has all the hallmarks of being made into a possible commercial for Rainier Breweries, don't it?
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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2004, 08:22:46 AM »
I'm envious. I have gout and can't drink even ONE beer (so sad).

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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2004, 08:38:26 AM »
That bear is crazy!!

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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2004, 12:07:20 PM »
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That bear is crazy!!

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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2004, 01:31:14 PM »
I thought this story was funny.  I also think that Ranier ought to make the bear their mascot and feature him in their commercials.  Now, if it was a Montana bear, it would drink one of our local ales--Moose Drool.

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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2004, 02:20:03 PM »
This is indeed very funny, I laughed when I saw the story at CNN.  I mean, they actually DO have beer commercials where the bear enters the cabin and goes for the beer (granted, this one didn't hop off to the convenience store to buy some more with fake ID, but....).

Sometimes the truth is stranger (and funner!) than fiction.

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Re:Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2004, 06:02:32 PM »
A twist on this would be finding the bear at an AA meeting ;D
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