Day 149

Roadside bear

August 22nd, 2010


  1. John in MI says:

    This bear could use a little dressing up.

    • Craig.. (Yeah in NC!) says:

      I have eaten bear…
      My best friends dad as a child use to make trips from NC to Michigan and go during bear season.
      His wife would crock pot bear meat.
      In all honesty.. it was pretty damned good!
      (I’m glad to unload that from my chest!)

    • Norwood says:

      I wonder if this bear has fooled any real bears who might have been seeking some companionship? It might be worth setting up a camera here to catch all the hilarity.

  2. Doug in Oregon says:

    He’s getting closer!!!

  3. Christopher says:

    The bear spray finally came in handy; that bear looks really PETRIFIED!!!

  4. Gigi says:

    Did something happen by this roadside? I see Papa Bear wearing a police tape as a belt and holding a miniature flag.

  5. Martha says:

    could be a memorial bear-flag, flowers, yellow ribbon….wonder who put it there.

  6. Michelle says:

    The tape is a very clever disguise…SPRAY IT AND RUUUUUN! :)

  7. jeff says:

    Matt is that Medusa Bear Spray you got there? Welcome back.

  8. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    At first I was gonna say something funny and then upon looking closer it looks like a memorial of some kind. Maybe a bear attack where someone died? Or it could just be someone fooling around and putting that bear there dressed up with whatever they could find to dress him up with. But I say it’s a memorial of some kind.

  9. alan of cedar rapids iowa says:

    I think it’s Yogi look for boo-bo

  10. MN Roxanne says:

    I’m glad that this is the only close-up you got of a bear… good to hear from you again Matt…

  11. Tried to find out about bear on side of road on Wilson River Highway. Nada. The red ribbon AND flag make me wonder if it was a political addition to a bear. Maybe the bear is near the Bear River? Or the beginning of the National Forest? At any rate, this bear looks peaceful enough. Hope Matt didn’t mace it too heavily! I mean, one has to mace first and then ask questions if faced with a bear!

  12. Candice in Alabama says:

    Finally! The bear I’ve been worrying about!

  13. katzien in austin says:

    He’s festive! You’ll just have to grin and …. it. ;-)

  14. Stephen says:

    I think it’s Madame Tussauds first wooden figure… of Smokey! They only used ‘wax’ to polish it. Part of the celebrity forest characters exhibit.

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