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Re: A man's man! Bigtime.
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2021, 06:48:43 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2021, 06:23:36 PM »
I have progressed enough as a person that I will *probably* not have nightmares from watching that last video.

I am assuming these are non-venomous snakes?

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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2022, 03:58:49 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2022, 06:39:05 PM »
That bear isn't trying very hard. I know a strong, fit guy who did a live capture on a 35-pound cub that was small enough they didn't want to dart it and he said it took everything he had to wrestle it to the ground. I've seen video of a 130-pound bear casually roll a 300-pound rock out of the way with one paw in order to look underneath for grubs.

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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2022, 03:25:41 AM »
Some friends who were tree cutters who have topped some giants said it can be a wild ride, but that's truly wild. The video is too short though. The badge of honor comes when it stops swaying and you stand on top. Most people I know do it once or nonce and that's enough.

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« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2022, 09:37:12 PM »
Zelensky is pretty much the King Of Reddit now --rightfully so.
https://old.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/t2567f/zelensky_drinking_coffee_and_chatting_with_his/

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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2022, 06:59:58 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2022, 05:07:14 AM »
I wonder if we could get him to come drive the snowplow in our neighborhood. I've had fantasies of doing the same, but I would never follow through. Of course, if I had been punched by a drunk first...

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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2022, 02:16:54 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2022, 09:41:14 PM »
That makes me kind of sad, actually.

Around our area, a bear that does that in May would almost certainly be dead within the summer. If that video were taken in my neighborhood, I would bet on all three bears being dead by October. Once they are that habituated to humans, they start breaking into houses, approaching humans for food, and then getting aggressive about taking food that people have. At that point, Fish and Wildlife typically kill them. A bear that is not afraid of people is usually a dead bear. We humans do not tolerate animals that are unafraid of us.

If that guy actually liked bears, he would have yelled and screamed and chased them, thrown things at them, hit them with a slingshot with something soft in it (small bean bag, maybe an acorn, but not a rock or anything like that).

I just had a "silencer" pad for dropping weights ripped apart (I'm traveling but the neighbor sent me a photo). I spilled a little wine on it when we toasted our friend pouring footings for her house. Bear smelled it and destroyed it.

Those are not cubs, by the way. That is most likely a mother and two yearlings (aka "teenage" bears as people often call them). Cubs are the first season and usually quite small. Those guys are actually on the big side for yearlings, but maybe in warm climates with short winters they get that big. The normal life cycle is that the cubs den up with the mother for the first winter, because they don't have the body mass to survive denning solo. The second summer they stay with the mother for a while. If they are males, she usually chases them off. If they are female, they might spend the whole summer together unless the mother is looking to mate. In high food abundance, females mate every two years, but every three is more common where it's colder and where food is more scarce.
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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2022, 09:52:27 PM »
> yearlings aka "teenage"

Yeah, but 'cub' is shorter to type. 

Saw one last week -a little lankier than those two- crossing a very rural backroad in the farms bordering the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge.  It appeared to be alone and uncertain about crossings. It was following a tractor path ...bears like human-made paths, which is a problem with hiking trails.

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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2022, 01:44:14 AM »
>>uncertain about crossings

It's a dangerous time for a bear and this time of year a lot of young males are on the move. Mom chases them away and then they start to wander to try to find a territory where they won't be pushed out by bigger bears.

So a lot of them are encountering roads or at least new roads for the first time. So your sense that he (going with the odds) was uncertain is probably spot on.