18 June 2014

Grizzly, Up Close and Personal

Entirely too close for comfort.

At the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, grizzlies and humans have learned to share the area, though humans are well-advised to stay way, way back and let the bears have the area.

This one's a bit too used to humans:



Posted on YouTube by a tech worker at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

(If the video doesn't play, go here to watch it.)

11 comments:

Cathy said...

Hubby and I just watched this.
There were a couple "yikes" and at least one "expletive deleted".

Old NFO said...

YGTBSM!!! I'd have been gone in a heartbeat...

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Watched the video, I can only imagine this guy needing to change his pants.,,,,,,,,,LOL!!!!!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Once had occasions to visit Angoon in SE AK. Brownies stroll down the streets and the residents simply step aside between the buildings. They told me they have a "kinship" with the bears. Maybe so, but those bears didn't have any kinship with Celts, so I would enter the nearest building, invited or not.

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, it's unnerving just to watch it.

NFO, I suspect you'd have had my company in that "strategic withdrawal".

Sandy, he didn't even worry about it until the bear walked right by him. Wow.

WSF, we have bears in our yard occasionally. I prefer not to give the chance to sample Scots-Irish.

PioneerPreppy said...

Heh kinda looked like he was just hanging out seeing what was in the cooler and hoping someone would offer. :)

After he figured out he wasn't getting invited to the little party it was off to find another.

Rev. Paul said...

Preppy, I had the same thought ... I guess we're similarly warped. :)

ProudHillbilly said...

Um...I'd like to see grizzlies and polar bears. Heck, I'd like to see a black bear again. But that is WAY too close.

Rev. Paul said...

PH, I'm with you. I love to see 'em from a block away. That's just too close!

Murphy's Law said...

Shades of Tim Treadwell (May he rest in pieces).

Rev. Paul said...

ML, you've been reading my mind, although Treadwell finally had to scat.

;-)