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Old 02-18-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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Hungry bear eats trailer

Shows what a hungry bear will do to get a square meal:

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:50 PM   #2
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Somebody was looking for a thread on how to make an access door the other day...

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Old 02-19-2009, 05:20 AM   #3
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information - I can hardly bear it.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:55 AM   #5
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This one is unbearable!

When people lie to you, and refuse to honor their word, don't regret trying to follow a dream, new adventures and friends await you.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:48 AM   #6
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That little trailer must be a bear for punishment, tough little guy. Were they bearbaiting it with bearberry? Did it occur at the Bear River? By the bear garden full of bear grass?
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:13 AM   #7
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Bear problem?

I had a hard time explaining to owner of this Airstream that what he had was a people problem not a bear problem. If you feed them, they will come.

Then I shut down the camp ground!

I support the Right to Arm Bears !!
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:18 PM   #8
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I posted this a while back in a thread before, but thought what better place to show what happens when a bear wants into your Airstream. This was a pic my neighbor gave me. They were in Alaska. They cooked and ate breakfast (left windows open), went out fishing, came back and the dog was running around the campsite (was in the trailer).

..and the answer is yes, the bear got inside, ate all the dog food and anything else that had a food scent.

If you look closely, you'll see damage all along the curbside...all done by Mr. Furry himself....
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:32 PM   #9
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WOW! Now I don't want to camp where bears live or Chimps..... Amazing
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:29 PM   #10
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I think the answer is to park next to tent or a popup trailer. Bears, being opportunists, will go for the easy meal.

It seems bears like to go through screen doors. If you watch TV news when they talk about how a bear got in a house, it's almost always through a screen door. A screened window is another possibility, so I always open the first floor windows on the top and not the bottom. Leaving the door open on a trailer and relying on the screen door in bear country has it's risks.

People feel safe in cars, but bears have been known to rip the doors off.

This has nothing to do with eating trailers, but… A couple of years ago we saw a grizzly with two cubs near the Arctic Circle in Canada. My wife was driving and slowed and then stopped as they crossed the road. They were about 50' in front of us and seemed totally unconcerned about our presence. I guess they weren't acclimated to humans and didn't see us as dangerous. I got out the camera and slowly opened the door as they crossed the road and then settled into eating vegetation in the field. I took a few pictures holding onto the SUV because it made me feel safer and quickly got back in. That was a little closer than I want to be to a mama bear. The photos aren't that great, but I my heart rate was very high and I wanted to get back in the SUV really, really fast.

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It`s not a bear story,but many years ago near Chama N.M.,I had some friends set up a tent beside my trailer,in the middle of the night a deer ran full blast into the tent and tangled up,that`s when the cougar that was chasing it caught it,they almost tore the door off my camper getting inside.We watched as the cougar snapped it neck and dragged it away[thru the windows],my friends slept on my floor for the rest of the weekend. Dave

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