Brown bear captured at the Johannesburg Zoo on New Year's day. Like us, he just lived through a cloud burst so he wasn't the friendliest bear I have ever seen... He was looking at me in "that" tone of voice... lol... My dream is to see one of these critters in the wild some day!
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Jan 22, 2013 2:00:28 amby Chipka Online Now! Homepage »
Such a wonderful creature! Don't wanna meet one in person, but looking at them from a distance is great!
This also reminds me of a story I read, a long time ago, in Ursula K. LeGuin's novel Always Coming Home which was actually a fake anthropological study of a civilization living...well...in the future. In this "study" on the folktales of the people in question, we were told a story of Coyote who decided to wage war with humans, but she didn't do it herself. She got others to do it. One day, Bear wanted to do the same thing, and actually did, but lost. Bear asked Coyote why humans were so dangerous and why bears could never defeat humans and Coyote responded: You bears sleep too much and humans f*** too much, with all that sleeping you do, you'll never beat them." Of course, in this story, Coyote also convinced Dog to go to war with humans and Dog went to wage war, but a group of women saw Dog and picked the ticks from him and fed him and so he went over to the human's side, and to this day, Coyote is very disappointed with Dog...and Bear still sleeps a lot.
I have no idea where any of that came from, but I guess it was actually just evoked by this image.