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Aug 10, 2018 - 4:34:20 PM
676 posts since 7/14/2004
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3 individuals who entered a closed area to take selfies of themselves with feeding Brown Bears.

dumb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=56&v=F8qkHl18xf0

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:14:36 PM
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Chris Meakin Players Union Member

Australia

1851 posts since 5/15/2011

He's lucky the bears probably have enough sense to know there's probably more nutrition in a salmon than a hominin, even a portly one. Salmon's probably tastier too, even to a bear.

He reminds me of that drunk that was shooing a bison off the road the other day - got a shoe size greater than his IQ.

Edited by - Chris Meakin on 08/10/2018 17:18:15

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:18:38 PM
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pickin_fool

Canada

1919 posts since 6/30/2017

idiots..would make a more interesting cell phone pic tho if the bears decided they wanted something larger to eat..i have zero tolerance, patience, sympathy etc etc for truly stupid people that get killed or injured in their quest for stupidity

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:34:14 PM
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Those bears have been eating salmon all summer, day and night. They may have a craving for a tender, tasty tourist.smiley

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:45:57 PM
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13537 posts since 12/2/2005

Not eligible. To qualify for the Darwins, one must permanently remove oneself from the gene pool. This doesn't invariably mean death, but the few award winners who actually survived are ones that engaged in acts rendering the delivery of gametes impossible.

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:50:12 PM
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Brian T

Canada

14056 posts since 6/5/2008

". . . permanently removed from the gene pool." That is the basic requirement for a Darwin Award. Ask them.

The guy with the beef heart and the big battery charger didn't come close to qualifying.

I hope that everyone can find the list of nominees.  Almost as funny as Chad Carpenter's Tundra comics.

Edited by - Brian T on 08/10/2018 17:51:31

Aug 11, 2018 - 7:04:43 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

10984 posts since 9/27/2007

We've had a few tourists take themselves out by trying to get selfies next to our raging  B.C. waterfalls.

They climbed over the safety barriers to get closer & slipped over the edge.

One lady from Holland I think just fell over the falls & drowned trying to retrieve an apple!

They had to shut off the Hydro dam to find & retrieve her body.

Sadly we have exchange students that drown every year.

Aug 11, 2018 - 7:32:31 AM
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Owen

Canada

2292 posts since 6/5/2011

"There but for fortune..."     [...well not exactly, but I suspect most people can think back to an instance or two where "more luck than brains" was on our side.]   wink

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:34:12 PM

WesB

USA

71 posts since 12/17/2014

A couple was trying to smuggle ammunition into Mexico a week or two ago. Unfortunately they tried to hide the ammo by stuffing it around the engine. When it got too hot and started going off, they abandoned the car. Both were subsequently arrested. (No, I'm not making this up. Happened in here southern AZ.)

Aug 11, 2018 - 4:46:38 PM
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dawgdoc

USA

8844 posts since 8/25/2004

quote:
Originally posted by Chris Meakin

He reminds me of that drunk that was shooing a bison off the road the other day - got a shoe size greater than his IQ.


I've fished and hiked Yellowstone probably a couple dozen times its so close.  I've seen these idiots on almost every trip.  A couple of weeks ago, we watched morons getting really close.  I drove off because I didn't want my kid to see the outcome.  A few years ago, I nearly tackled a guy who wanted to put his kid on the back of a bison.  I didn't care about the moron, I cared about his kid.  There aren't enough rangers to monitor it, but if these idiots get caught, its a hefty charge.  My personal philosophy is that our society simply needs more humility and large megafauna that can kill you is a great idea.  I was sad that idiot didn't get gored. 

Aug 11, 2018 - 4:51:40 PM
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dawgdoc

USA

8844 posts since 8/25/2004

My favorite story is from my folks, who worked at Yellowstone for 11 years.  Bison jams are just par for the course.  Deal with it.  Mom and Dad were #2 in line behind it and the guy in front decided to bump a bison off the road.  Said bison got PO'd and started ramming and totaled the guys mini van.  My Dad cried in laughter for months. 

Aug 11, 2018 - 5:39:02 PM

Brian T

Canada

14056 posts since 6/5/2008

Bison are as pleasant as Cape Buffalo. The local McBride herd is no exception and they are fenced in very well.
Wait until the rut, and toot your car horn at a mature bull elk who has challenged you from his middle of the road stance.
I hope I have a camera. Must learn video mode.
Those are just animal encounters.

The funniest DA's go to the innovative use of electromechanical devices.

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:49:21 AM

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Aug 12, 2018 - 10:37:04 AM

194 posts since 9/21/2004

"You can't fix stupid"

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