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Just because they look nice and fluffy in the Coke commercials doesn't mean they're not, um, BEARS.

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When we were in Alaska a Brown Bear tried to tip over our vehicle... with people in it. It was then that I understood "Rock and Roll."
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My wife's childhood best friend and her husband live in Pond Inlet, on Baffin Island, where they teach high school. Apparently you don't go far outside alone up there without a high-powered rifle, because the polar bears think humans are a tasty snack.

They showed us detailed photos of what happened to the bear that took to hanging out by the school: bear skinning/eating party in the gym!

Will check when we see them next summer and make sure they remember the meat thermometer.
A friend of mine that worked on an oil rig said that polar bears will watch a settlement and notice the patterns where people walk. Then they'll lie in wait around a corner to grab someone. He said that you have to take corners wide, for safety. Anyone elae hear that?

He was laughed at in the bar when he got there, when they saw his small pistol. I guess it takes some punch to bring those things down.

(Later on, in New York during 9/11, he ran toward the burning towers on 9/11 and helped as best he could. The NYPD saw him, talked to him and he joined the NYPD after that. Now that guy is tough!)

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I just got an email yesterday showing the aftermath of a polar bear attack on a man sleeping in a tent. It was a brutal attack and the camper had to kill the bear, but he survived. The photos were quite graphic showing numerous puncture wounds and deep scratches on the man's back. The damage to his ankle was so severe, that you could literally see through it. Polar bears are amazingly beautiful creatures, but I would have been scared to death with that thing climbing on board.
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Alvah Simon describes how a polar bear lay in wait for him and his cat when he was icebound in his book North To The Night. Being eaten was a serious concern for Alvah and his cat.
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How to kill a polar bear...

Start by digging a big, deep hole in the ice.

Polar bears apparently love English Peas so you ring the hole with English Peas.

When the bear comes to take a pea, you kick him in the ice hole.
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That could also easily be how to become a snack for a polar bear....
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How to kill a polar bear...

Start by digging a big, deep hole in the ice.

Polar bears apparently love English Peas so you ring the hole with English Peas.

As you're ringing the hole with peas, the bear comes and has you with a side of peas for dinner....
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He's just PO'd that he didn't get accepted for the crew position. "But I've never been to the tropics. I took off work and everything "
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You go 5 miles south, then 5 miles east, then 5 miles north and end up where you started. You see a bear. What color is the bear?

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