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  • See, this is what is wrong with EVERYTHING.

    in a normal society, a normal family would watch the way they acted, and do everything in their power to make sure that video never sees the light of day.
    In today's world it is posted for everyone to see.
  • blastoh: See, this is what is wrong with EVERYTHING.

    in a normal society, a normal family would watch the way they acted, and do everything in their power to make sure that video never sees the light of day.
    In today's world it is posted for everyone to see.


    What? A father doing his damn best to keep a bear from going after his fleeing wife and kids? With no notice? Just ran up, saw what was happening, and put himself between a bear and his family, with no hesitation?

    Yeah, HE has something to be ashamed of...

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  • hubiestubert: blastoh: See, this is what is wrong with EVERYTHING.

    in a normal society, a normal family would watch the way they acted, and do everything in their power to make sure that video never sees the light of day.
    In today's world it is posted for everyone to see.

    What? A father doing his damn best to keep a bear from going after his fleeing wife and kids? With no notice? Just ran up, saw what was happening, and put himself between a bear and his family, with no hesitation?

    Yeah, HE has something to be ashamed of...

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    Yeah, black bears are usually timid. As far as I'm concerned he did the right thing here, and I don't see a problem with that footage circulating.
  • I guess he should have invited the bear in for scones.
  • That's New Jersey, right?
  • jars.traptone: Yeah, black bears are usually timid. As far as I'm concerned he did the right thing here, and I don't see a problem with that footage circulating.


    It's still a bear. And he didn't even hesitate. He just made himself as big and distracting as possible. Dad did exactly the right thing, and without even a thought. Good on him.
  • jars.traptone: Yeah, black bears are usually timid. As far as I'm concerned he did the right thing here, and I don't see a problem with that footage circulating.


    Yep. Black bears, (particularly juveniles) usually aren't looking for a fight, so if you have no choice but to face one the normal doctrine is to make yourself look big and angry, which generally looks stupid but can be effective, particularly if you're a big dude. Like, if you were walking down the street and a random six year old starting growling and hissing at you on some random front lawn and screaming "COME AT ME MOTHERFARKER, I WILL FARK YOU UP!!!!" You'd look around and back away slowly, because WTF is his problem?

    Now, mothers with cubs are a different story, but for a juvenile you can also usually yell at it and throw things at it to get it out of your yard. The only thing he might have done differently would be to grab a sturdy object just in case.
  • Someone say "bear arms"?

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  • jars.traptone: hubiestubert: blastoh: See, this is what is wrong with EVERYTHING.

    in a normal society, a normal family would watch the way they acted, and do everything in their power to make sure that video never sees the light of day.
    In today's world it is posted for everyone to see.

    What? A father doing his damn best to keep a bear from going after his fleeing wife and kids? With no notice? Just ran up, saw what was happening, and put himself between a bear and his family, with no hesitation?

    Yeah, HE has something to be ashamed of...

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    Yeah, black bears are usually timid. As far as I'm concerned he did the right thing here, and I don't see a problem with that footage circulating.


    This is exactly how you deal with a lone black bear. The one I met was as intimidated at 20 yards as this one was face to face. It's when they're not intimidated that you have to call Animal Control and end up with a dead bear if you're anywhere near civilization.
  • Why didn't she just go inside, instead of running around and dragging her kid an another adult into it?
  • of course it's a yappy ass little terrier that started the whole mess.
  • hobnail: I guess he should have invited the bear in for scones.


    With marmalade of course.
  • Uncontrolled_Jibe: hobnail: I guess he should have invited the bear in for scones.

    With marmalade of course.


    For god's sake, don't offer him a bearclaw, though. He might get offended.
  • Hi from Alaska.  We kind of know about bears here, and this family absolutely did everything right.

    Mom screams and distracts the bear -- secondary function, family is alerted.  Kid comes out, correctly judges the situation, intercepts the toddler (seriously, that's huge) and goes back in.  Dad comes out, goes immediate intimidation mode.  Mom gets inside, and makes sure the dog gets inside too.  Everyone else safely inside and the bear retreating, Dad returns to calm his family.

    Sure it looked funny.  But I doubt you could script a better response.
  • skyotter: Hi from Alaska.  We kind of know about bears here, and this family absolutely did everything right.

    Mom screams and distracts the bear -- secondary function, family is alerted.  Kid comes out, correctly judges the situation, intercepts the toddler (seriously, that's huge) and goes back in.  Dad comes out, goes immediate intimidation mode.  Mom gets inside, and makes sure the dog gets inside too.  Everyone else safely inside and the bear retreating, Dad returns to calm his family.

    Sure it looked funny.  But I doubt you could script a better response.


    Now, if it was a moose, that whole family would be dead and the house would be a smoking hole in the ground, because DO NOT fark WITH MOOSE.
  • Kirkenhegelstein: skyotter: Hi from Alaska.  We kind of know about bears here, and this family absolutely did everything right.

    Mom screams and distracts the bear -- secondary function, family is alerted.  Kid comes out, correctly judges the situation, intercepts the toddler (seriously, that's huge) and goes back in.  Dad comes out, goes immediate intimidation mode.  Mom gets inside, and makes sure the dog gets inside too.  Everyone else safely inside and the bear retreating, Dad returns to calm his family.

    Sure it looked funny.  But I doubt you could script a better response.

    Now, if it was a moose, that whole family would be dead and the house would be a smoking hole in the ground, because DO NOT fark WITH MOOSE.


    Yup, it's part of the orientation:

    "If you see a bear, try to look as big as possible."

    "But what if i see a moose?"

    "If you *see* a moose, you're already dead."
  • hubiestubert: blastoh: See, this is what is wrong with EVERYTHING.

    in a normal society, a normal family would watch the way they acted, and do everything in their power to make sure that video never sees the light of day.
    In today's world it is posted for everyone to see.

    What? A father doing his damn best to keep a bear from going after his fleeing wife and kids? With no notice? Just ran up, saw what was happening, and put himself between a bear and his family, with no hesitation?

    Yeah, HE has something to be ashamed of...

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    The mother does, no one would have been in danger if she had gone into the house and locked the door. She actively endangered her family.
  • jars.traptone: hubiestubert: blastoh: See, this is what is wrong with EVERYTHING.

    in a normal society, a normal family would watch the way they acted, and do everything in their power to make sure that video never sees the light of day.
    In today's world it is posted for everyone to see.

    What? A father doing his damn best to keep a bear from going after his fleeing wife and kids? With no notice? Just ran up, saw what was happening, and put himself between a bear and his family, with no hesitation?

    Yeah, HE has something to be ashamed of...

    [Fark user image image 512x512]

    Yeah, black bears are usually timid. As far as I'm concerned he did the right thing here, and I don't see a problem with that footage circulating.


    Hell, my mom is 80 and if they start eating from her bird feeders she'll go out and yell at them to leave. And they leave.


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  • KB202: Why didn't she just go inside, instead of running around and dragging her kid an another adult into it?


    Different people react differently.  Some people stay calm, assesses a situations, and take what actions they're capable of doing.  Other people run around like headless chickens screaming and causing chaos.

    It's not really something they can control.
  • whither_apophis: of course it's a yappy ass little terrier that started the whole mess.


    That's why I have an Akita instead of terrier.  There is nothing little or yappy about him.  He considers bears prey.  Seriously.  Akitas in the wild hunt bear.
  • https://www.buzzvideos.com/fun/509371/special-forces-family-protects-mini-golden-doodle-from-bear-attack
    Special Forces Family Protects Mini Golden Doodle From Bear Attack
    Occurred on August 3, 2022 / Florida, USA :
    We are an active duty US Army Special Forces family. We were protecting our amazing mini Golden Doodle "Salomon" and I was protecting my family as the bear came near my family. I did what any other father would


    I don't know how trustworthy this site is. I don't find this info elsewhere.

    "mini Golden Doodle "Salomon" " - I thought the woman was calling the dog "Bobby". Or was she screaming for "Papi"?

    The whole family is active duty?

    Ir seems "active duty special force" may have a special meaning of really Bational Guard  reserve duty but with more training.

    https://www.nationalguard.com/special-forces-arng-vs-active-duty
    Army National Guard vs. Active Duty Special Forces

    The main difference between Active Duty service and Guard service is Operational Tempo (OPTEMPO), or number of training and deployment days.

    Your National Guard Special Forces training is one weekend (three to four days) per month plus an additional two to four weeks of training per year. Deployments are also less frequent. You will generally be deployed once every two to three years for six to 15 months. This allows you to live as a civilian as well as a Soldier.

    A National Guard Special Forces Soldier must maintain the same certifications, currencies and qualifications, as well as attend the same military courses and schools, as Active Duty Army Special Forces.
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