Thursday, July 24, 2008

When Grizzly Bears Attack

There seems to be a lot of interest in grizzly bears these days. For some unknown reason, there has been a rash of attacks on humans--specifically bikers who are huffing it through scenic roads and trails in the western part of our country.

So, it's probably a good idea to make sure that you know what to do to keep yourself safe from grizzly bear attacks (and all bear attacks, for that matter). You might want to mosey on over to this short test to see how you do.

As for me, I didn't do so well. I got the first two questions right and then I stepped out of my office. While I was making my way back to my desk by way of the reception area, I was surprised by an office grizzly. You never know when one of these is going to jump out of a cubicle or break room and try to eat you.

Let me know how you all do on that test.


Randy said...


I got one out of eleven right. So, I guess I better do a couple of things. Study more about grizzly bears and two, just stay away from where they are at!


scott said...

Chuck Norris taught me everything I need to know to fend off bears.

Mr. E said...

I got 5 out of the eleven. I guess I'm a fairly tempting morsel for a Grizzly. Although my solution to all bear attacks is "Out run everyone else" or if it family, sacrifice the loud whiney kid. I would fight the bear to defend my family but I think panic would most likely ensue and I would leave my best friend.

Odds are though I'm not planning on camping out in bear country anyway.

Scott said...

I totally got 11 out of 11 right...
...the second time I took the test.

I can't wait to go to the zoo and jump over the railing and put my newfound knowledge to the test.

Arby said...

My new blog will be titled, "Conversations with a Grizzly's Dinner." I failed. But it brought to mind this gem that the Boss sent to me:

The Pope took a couple of days off to visit the mountains of Alaska for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the campground in the Pope-mobile when there was a frantic commotion just at the edge of the woods. A helpless Democrat, wearing sandals, shorts, a 'Save the Whales' hat, and a 'To Hell with Bush' T-shirt, was screaming while struggling frantically, thrashing around trying to free himself from the grasp of a 10-foot grizzly bear. As the Pope watched horrified, a group of Republican loggers came racing up. One quickly fired a .44 magnum into
the bear's chest. The other two reached up and pulled the bleeding,
semi-conscious Democrat from the bear's grasp. Then, using long clubs, the three loggers finished off the bear and two of them threw it into the bed of their truck while the third tenderly placed the injured Democrat in the back seat. As they prepared to leave, the Pope summoned them to come over. "I give you my blessing for your brave actions!" he told them. "I heard about the bitter hatred between Republican loggers and Democratic environmental activists, but now I've seen with my own eyes that this is not true." As the Pope drove off, one
of the loggers asked his buddies, "Who was that guy?" "It was the Pope," another replied. "He's in direct contact with Heaven and has access to
all wisdom." "Well," the logger said, "he may have access to all wisdom, but he sure doesn't know anything about bear hunting! Is the bait holding up, or do we need to go back to Massachusetts and get another one?"

Rose Starr said...

Hilarious photo!!! Thanks for the laugh...I took the quiz...scored a lousy 5 out of 11.

Needless to say, I'm steering clear of bear country.

Tech Daddy said...

It was 4/11 for me. I think I'll wear a big cow bell around my neck the next time I go hiking.

Hunny Bee May said...

I got mauled after question number one. Now I'm dead. So I can't finish the quiz.