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JEFF4i
05-24-2009, 12:44 PM
How stupid are people? I mean, seriously...

We have a dude hallucinating eating over 100 snakes.
A kid who sleeps with a croc.
A lady who wants to get up close and personal with a polar bear.
A trainer who fights off four tigers surrounding him with a stick...

I mean really people, what the heck? :banging:

Tell me to go to bed with a croc, I'll see you in the morning with my new boots.
Polar bears...oh yeah, let's get close and cuddly with the most pissed off, few human-hunting animals in the world.

Need I go on? Just ranting on how stupid some people are, especially the lady who jumped two fences to get to the polar bear.

tony hipchest
05-24-2009, 01:06 PM
the 4 tigers and stick game DOES sound kinda fun. :noidea:

:poke:

Crushzilla
05-24-2009, 01:41 PM
The 100 snakes caused him to hallucinate, or he was hallucinating and mistook 100 snakes for 100... treats... ?

JEFF4i
05-24-2009, 01:46 PM
The 100 snakes caused him to hallucinate, or he was hallucinating and mistook 100 snakes for 100... treats... ?

They caused him, its crazy though!

fansince'76
05-24-2009, 03:04 PM
How stupid are people? I mean, seriously...

A lady who wants to get up close and personal with a polar bear.

Just ranting on how stupid some people are, especially the lady who jumped two fences to get to the polar bear.

I think you're talking about "Binky" here. I remember it as I still lived in Anchorage at the time. :chuckle:

Binky (19741995) was a polar bear who lived at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, Alaska, and was famous for mauling zoo visitors. He was found orphaned on the coast of the Beaufort Sea in 1974 and was taken to the Alaska Zoo the next year.

In July 1994, an Australian tourist, Kathryn Warburton, climbed over the second of two safety rails to get a close-up photograph and was bitten as the bear stuck his head through the bars and grabbed her; she suffered a broken leg and bite wounds. Another tourist caught the event on tape. Binky kept the woman's shoe for three days before it could be retrieved by zoo officials, and the day after the attack a news photographer took the iconic image of Binky with a shoe in his mouth that was printed in almost every press account of the incident.

The next event, six weeks later, involved drunken local teenagers who apparently hoped to swim in Binky's pool. One nineteen-year-old was hospitalized with leg lacerations after he got too close to the polar bear's cage and was mauled.

After these attacks, Binky became a hero in Anchorage. Merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, and bumper stickers, often adorned with the iconic shoe photo or with the slogan "Send another tourist, this one got away," were popular.

Local letters to the editor supported Binky during both incidents, most often arguing that polar bears' dangerousness should be respected. The Zoo's director, Sammye Seawell, criticized the Australian tourist's actions in the Anchorage Daily News, saying "[s]he violated the rules and jeopardized the bear's life."

Though Seawell initially insisted that the attack would not change how the zoo is run, security around Binky's cage was upgraded to keep zoo visitors out. Binky and cage-mate Nuka died in 1995 of a fungal/bacterial infection to their paws only a few days apart from each other.

Binky (http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/Binky_(polar_bear))

AllD
05-24-2009, 03:45 PM
I think we have a deal with the pidgeons.

MACH1
05-24-2009, 05:13 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-05-23-bearman_N.htm

Can't get dumber than this guy.

http://i.usatoday.net/news/_photos/2009/05/23/bearmanx-large.jpg

Alaska prosecutes man who feeds wild bears

ANCHORAGE (AP) Charlie Vandergaw's love of bears landed him on a recent Animal Planet series -- and in trouble with the law.

Vandergaw's knack for winning the animals' trust was showcased in a documentary made last year by a British filmmaker at Vandergaw's remote Alaska cabin and aired as part of Animal Planet's series "Stranger Among Bears." The videos show Vandergaw scratching the belly of one black bear as if it was the family dog, feeding a cookie to a large black bear sitting under a tree, and feeding dog kibble to a cub from his outstretched hand.

Vandergaw has been coexisting with bears this way for the last 20 years, and he wants to be left alone.

That is not likely to happen now that the state is using a beefed-up law to prosecute Vandergaw for feeding bears. Game officials consider feeding bears a danger to humans, especially if others duplicate the behavior.

The state last week charged Vandergaw with 20 counts of illegally feeding game a charge that could put him in jail for a year and fine him $10,000.

Not everyone thinks the state needs to be going after a 70-year-old retired teacher and wrestling coach.

Even if Vandergaw ends up being killed by the bears he loves, that's the Alaska way, said John Frost, who has been friends with Vandergaw for years. He recalled that when he came to Alaska in 1973 he saw a T-shirt that said "Alaska land of the individual and other endangered species."

"Yet here we are as a state going to crush this kind, gentle little guy," Frost said. The law used to prosecute Vandergaw recently was changed to include stiffer fines and jail time and Frost suspects it was specifically changed to target his friend.

Sean Farley, a research biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, denies that Vangergaw prompted the stiffer penalties. Farley, who helped troopers serve a search warrant last year on Vandergaw's cabin, about 50 miles northwest of Anchorage, said bears there had be scared off with "cracker shots" that make a loud noise when fired.

If bears were that bold in an Anchorage park or campground, Farley said, he would recommend they be shot right away.

He also noted what happened to filmmaker Richard Terry at Vandergaw's cabin: "He got whacked and dragged across the yard by one of the bears during filming. Charlie has been nipped and slapped around."

There was no comment from Vandergaw. No one answered the door at his Anchorage home Wednesday and he hasn't responded to messages. The state has seized the plane that he normally would use to reach the cabin, Bear Haven, which isn't accessible by road. According to charging documents, the plane was used to transport dog food to the cabin.

Vandergaw's lawyer, Kevin T. Fitzgerald, said in a statement that he found the state charges "curious as to both timing and substance." He said Vandergaw stopped feeding bears last year.

The documentary describes how Vandergaw once hunted bears but quit after an encounter with a bear 20 years ago, shortly after he retired in 1985. A black bear appeared on his yard and crawled up to him on its belly. According to the Animal Planet website, Vandergaw reciprocated, and the encounter started "a long-lasting love affair" with bears.

Farley said there is a psychological component to Vandergaw's behavior with the bears. "They are associating with Charlie only because of the food. That association is fulfilling some psychological need for Charlie," he said.

Many Alaskans think Vandergaw is just plain crazy and lucky not to be "Treadwelled," a term used by some unsympathetic Alaskans referring to Timothy Treadwell, a self-described "bear protector" who had a similarly chummy relationship with bears. He and his girlfriend were eaten by grizzlies in Katmai National Park in 2003.

On one of the videos, Vandergaw says: "I think basically what I do is my business as long as I'm not hurting anyone."

But Farley said Vandergaw was profiting from Bear Haven and had drawn two friends into his enterprise. They also were charged.

According to charging documents, Firecracker Films in London paid Vandergaw and co-defendant Carla Garrod nearly $79,000.

"Charlie hasn't just been quietly feeding them. He has been profiting from it," Farley said.

Charging documents say a search of the home of Garrod a real estate appraiser who also owns a photo business called C&C Bear Imagery found receipts for thousands of pounds of dog food and hundreds of pounds of cookies.

Also charged was another Vandergaw friend, Terry Cartee. Documents say Cartee delivered 2,800 pounds of dog food to Vandergaw.

"It is unfortunate that the state of Alaska has taken this action now after turning a blind eye toward Mr. Vandergaw and his activities in the Susitna River valley for many years," Brent Cole, Garrod's lawyer, said in a statement. "This is an unfortunate occurrence which should make all citizens of Alaska pause and contemplate the unbridled power of the state of Alaska."

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Texasteel
05-24-2009, 05:27 PM
the 4 tigers and stick game DOES sound kinda fun. :noidea:

:poke:

Give Tony a stick, and he'll poke at anything.

Vincent
05-25-2009, 07:41 AM
There are some severely @#$%ed up "people" living on our tiny little planet. In addition to the knuckleheads referenced above, we have "people" that want to be animals and some that actually think they are...

http://www.kaweah.com/images/lizard_man.jpg http://www.wido.co.uk/images/catman.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GPpyjCdyKmw/SKnk9MUOr9I/AAAAAAAAAew/Cn4GkjOPB7E/s320/lion+lady.jpg and...

http://mokellyreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/miketeethson.jpg :chuckle: ...sorry, couldn't help it.

And while looking for the Tyson image, I came upon this one which is really troublesome...

http://www.thebizofknowledge.com/uploads/funny-pictures-mike-tyson-baby-0qc.jpg

How did that happen? Seriously?:rofl:

steelwall
05-25-2009, 08:59 PM
was a polar bear who lived at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, Alaska, and was famous for mauling zoo visitors

:toofunny: I had to laugh when I read that part.

Yes... come to our zoo, and get eaten by a real live polar bear...fun for the whole family!!!! :applaudit:

fansince'76
05-26-2009, 09:29 AM
:toofunny: I had to laugh when I read that part.

Yes... come to our zoo, and get eaten by a real live polar bear...fun for the whole family!!!! :applaudit:

Binky kept the woman's shoe for three days before it could be retrieved by zoo officials, and the day after the attack a news photographer took the iconic image of Binky with a shoe in his mouth that was printed in almost every press account of the incident.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/garyb12001/BINKY-LG.gif

I also understood at the time that the teenager that landed in the hospital with "leg lacerations" suffered a bit more than just that - local rumor had it at the time (which I believed) that he lost the "family jewels" in the exchange as well.

:chuckle:

Godfather
05-26-2009, 03:24 PM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/garyb12001/BINKY-LG.gif

I also understood at the time that the teenager that landed in the hospital with "leg lacerations" suffered a bit more than just that - local rumor had it at the time (which I believed) that he lost the "family jewels" in the exchange as well.

:chuckle:

That would have qualified him for a Darwin Award.

Dino 6 Rings
05-26-2009, 05:20 PM
I can totally relate to this post.

Seriously, wtf is wrong with people.

Florida, Here's a suggestion if you live in Florida or Australia. Don't SWIM IN THE FCKING LAKES! Seriously. Gators and Crocs will EAT YOU.

Africa, Don't get out of the truck, the Lions will FCKING EAT YOU!

Elephants, Don't hit the Elephant with a stick at the zoo while "training it" its is eventually going to get tired of it and STOMP ON YOU.

Don't going camping in BEAR Country. Don't go Swiming in SHARK Invested Water. Don't go hiking in TIGER JUNGLE. Seriously. Don't go looking for the BLACK MAMBA SNAKE. Don't go hunting the Giant Anaconda!

People are So freaking dumb.

Now, I feel bad for the people that get stalked by a mountain line while having a hike in the woods and have to fight for their lives. But the guy who goes to Grizzly Island and lives with the Bears only to eventually be eaten by one, yeah, that's YOUR BAD DUDE!

I think after work I'll going hiking in WOLF PARK then make take a Dip in GATOR POND.

Dino 6 Rings
05-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Another example, I'm watching this "Monster Quest" show the other day, which in itself is a recipe for disaster. So these idiots are looking for a Giant Octopus. They are looking in the area where there are Giant Pacific Octopus and one dude is telling a story how a 50lb Octopus worked him over and tried to rip off his mask and rip out his air hose after attaching itself to his face. So what is this moron doing? Looking for one that has a 200 foot span with its arms and weights a couple tons. Hey stupid, what are you going to do if you actually find the freaking thing?

steelwall
05-26-2009, 07:12 PM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/garyb12001/BINKY-LG.gif

I also understood at the time that the teenager that landed in the hospital with "leg lacerations" suffered a bit more than just that - local rumor had it at the time (which I believed) that he lost the "family jewels" in the exchange as well.

:chuckle:

I mean....maybe build a new fence??? Call me crazy but seems kinda like a good idea. :noidea:How many people have to lose their tea-bags before you think this could be a problem....:doh:

steelwall
05-26-2009, 07:16 PM
I can totally relate to this post.

Seriously, wtf is wrong with people.

Florida, Here's a suggestion if you live in Florida or Australia. Don't SWIM IN THE FCKING LAKES! Seriously. Gators and Crocs will EAT YOU.

Africa, Don't get out of the truck, the Lions will FCKING EAT YOU!

Elephants, Don't hit the Elephant with a stick at the zoo while "training it" its is eventually going to get tired of it and STOMP ON YOU.

Don't going camping in BEAR Country. Don't go Swiming in SHARK Invested Water. Don't go hiking in TIGER JUNGLE. Seriously. Don't go looking for the BLACK MAMBA SNAKE. Don't go hunting the Giant Anaconda!

People are So freaking dumb.

Now, I feel bad for the people that get stalked by a mountain line while having a hike in the woods and have to fight for their lives. But the guy who goes to Grizzly Island and lives with the Bears only to eventually be eaten by one, yeah, that's YOUR BAD DUDE!

I think after work I'll going hiking in WOLF PARK then make take a Dip in GATOR POND.

I agree.... I mean you might as well be playing Russian Roulette with a loaded revolver probably about the same odds.

I've allways said it... I never trust an animal bigger than me... thats why I do not ride horses.... If I can't beat the anamils arse, then I'm not taking the chance of getting mauled.

Well :noidea: who said tree hugging isnt dangerous job?

JEFF4i
05-26-2009, 09:11 PM
Another example, I'm watching this "Monster Quest" show the other day, which in itself is a recipe for disaster. So these idiots are looking for a Giant Octopus. They are looking in the area where there are Giant Pacific Octopus and one dude is telling a story how a 50lb Octopus worked him over and tried to rip off his mask and rip out his air hose after attaching itself to his face. So what is this moron doing? Looking for one that has a 200 foot span with its arms and weights a couple tons. Hey stupid, what are you going to do if you actually find the freaking thing?

You be quiet, I love MonsterQuest!

So what if they get eaten, at least I'll sees me a 200 foot octopus! :tt03:

SCSTILLER
05-26-2009, 09:22 PM
You be quiet, I love MonsterQuest!

So what if they get eaten, at least I'll sees me a 200 foot octopus! :tt03:

Just thinning out the herd! Oh, and we get to see a 200 foot octopus!

SCSTILLER
05-26-2009, 09:25 PM
Oh yeah, down here in Charleston a couple of years ago a guy died while water skiing. The place he went water skiing is known as gator and water mocassin city. So, this idiot is doing some slalom, and when he wipes out and goes tumbling, he tumbles right into a bed of mating water mocassins. I think the article stated that he had over 500 bites on him! Yes, he is D E D Ded!

MACH1
05-26-2009, 09:44 PM
I can totally relate to this post.

Seriously, wtf is wrong with people.

Florida, Here's a suggestion if you live in Florida or Australia. Don't SWIM IN THE FCKING LAKES! Seriously. Gators and Crocs will EAT YOU.

Africa, Don't get out of the truck, the Lions will FCKING EAT YOU!

Elephants, Don't hit the Elephant with a stick at the zoo while "training it" its is eventually going to get tired of it and STOMP ON YOU.

Don't going camping in BEAR Country. Don't go Swiming in SHARK Invested Water. Don't go hiking in TIGER JUNGLE. Seriously. Don't go looking for the BLACK MAMBA SNAKE. Don't go hunting the Giant Anaconda!

People are So freaking dumb.

Now, I feel bad for the people that get stalked by a mountain line while having a hike in the woods and have to fight for their lives. But the guy who goes to Grizzly Island and lives with the Bears only to eventually be eaten by one, yeah, that's YOUR BAD DUDE!

I think after work I'll going hiking in WOLF PARK then make take a Dip in GATOR POND.

Here's another one. While in Yellowstone (or where ever) don't try to pet, feed or get close and take pictures of the cute lil buffalo. They'll stomp your ass into a mud hole. More people get killed that way every year.

NJarhead
05-26-2009, 09:47 PM
I can totally relate to this post.

Seriously, wtf is wrong with people.

Florida, Here's a suggestion if you live in Florida or Australia. Don't SWIM IN THE FCKING LAKES! Seriously. Gators and Crocs will EAT YOU.

Africa, Don't get out of the truck, the Lions will FCKING EAT YOU!

Elephants, Don't hit the Elephant with a stick at the zoo while "training it" its is eventually going to get tired of it and STOMP ON YOU.

Don't going camping in BEAR Country. Don't go Swiming in SHARK Invested Water. Don't go hiking in TIGER JUNGLE. Seriously. Don't go looking for the BLACK MAMBA SNAKE. Don't go hunting the Giant Anaconda!

People are So freaking dumb.

Now, I feel bad for the people that get stalked by a mountain line while having a hike in the woods and have to fight for their lives. But the guy who goes to Grizzly Island and lives with the Bears only to eventually be eaten by one, yeah, that's YOUR BAD DUDE!

I think after work I'll going hiking in WOLF PARK then make take a Dip in GATOR POND.

:rofl:

Dino, I think this is your best post yet dude.....I can't stop laughing. :laughing:

Galax Steeler
05-27-2009, 04:47 AM
Lets not forget about Jeff Irwin getting killed by that sting ray a few years ago.

Dino 6 Rings
05-27-2009, 10:05 AM
You be quiet, I love MonsterQuest!

So what if they get eaten, at least I'll sees me a 200 foot octopus! :tt03:

Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm all about Monster Quest. I love that show. I even like the Show River Monsters where this dude goes fishing in Rivers and tries to catch 300 lb fish on his little fishing pole. Its great stuff. But the day he is standing up to his waste in a river and a huge gator sneaks up and bites his arse off, I'm laughing til I piss myself for sure.

Heck yeah, go find the monster, go find the Big Foot out in the great north woods, all alone with one dude and a camera and when its mad that you're sitting in its favorite berry patch and runs over to throttle you, please, be sure, you get the footage and it isn't all grainy or fuzzy. But don't look for sympathy either.

Go hang out on a Ranch in Texas and try to bait the Chupacabra, I'm all about it. Just don't cry when you wake up pale and weak with two little pin holes in your neck where thing thing attacked you while you slept in you canvas tent and drank from you all night.

Pretty much if you put "Monster" in the title of your show, I'm watching. Just know, when you find the monster, and it does what every child knows monsters will do, which is kill you, eat you or scare you til you poop yourself, don't cry about it. And be sure to catch it on film. Please.