August 19, 2004

Behavior I would not stand for.

How rude! I'd whap him on his muzzle until he cried uncle!

SEATTLE, Washington (Reuters) -- A black bear was found passed out at a campground in Washington state recently after guzzling down three dozen cans of a local beer, a campground worker said on Wednesday.

"We noticed a bear sleeping on the common lawn and wondered what was going on until we discovered that there were a lot of beer cans lying around," said Lisa Broxson, a worker at the Baker Lake Resort, 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Seattle.

The hard-drinking bear, estimated to be about two years old, broke into campers' coolers and, using his claws and teeth to open the cans, swilled down the suds.

It turns out the bear was a bit of a beer sophisticate. He tried a mass-market Busch beer, but switched to Rainier Beer, a local ale, and stuck with it for his drinking binge.

Wildlife agents chased the bear away, but it returned the next day, said Broxson.

They set a trap using as bait some doughnuts, honey and two cans of Rainier Beer. It worked, and the bear was captured for relocation.

Posted by Roxette at August 19, 2004 09:24 AM

The problem was that the bear couldn't count. He was allowed a six pack, but somehow thought is was six six packs.

Posted by: Tiger at August 19, 2004 10:38 AM

Any chance this is the set up for a beer commercial?

Posted by: David Weisman at August 27, 2004 07:32 PM
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