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  • BryanHarris
    The old people are like kids and they don’t know what to do. It was a big thing that she got out safely.

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  • firecat1
    What's weird is finding this thread on Page 2!!!

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  • E40FDNYL35
    January 31, 2012 -- A new survey shows 15 percent of American adults — presumably men — would miss their child’s birth for the Super Bowl. The poll also revealed 21 percent would duck an important work assignment for the game; 20 percent would blow off the wedding of a good friend; and 19 percent would go AWOL for the funeral of a loved one thoughtless enough to die before the game.

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  • E40FDNYL35
    Weird But True...... 3204 posts and almost 9 years later July 30, 2003 to today January 31, 2012

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  • MalahatTwo7
    {posted only because of his "Name"}

    Zopittybop-bop-bop arrested near Wisconsin Capitol

    Reuters January 9, 2012

    Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-bop-bop is shown in this undated booking photo released by the Dane County Sheriff's Office in Madison, Wisconsin January 9, 2012. Zopittybop-bop-bop, formerly Jeffrey Drew Wilschke was expected to be charged on Monday with possession of marijuana and a knife, as well as a probation violation following the Wisconsin's man's arrest in a park near the state Capitol, police said. He'd better watch out or he'll make a bad name for himself. Or maybe he already has.

    Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 30, was expected to be charged on Monday with possession of marijuana and a knife, as well as a probation violation following the Wisconsin's man's arrest in a park near the state Capitol, police said.

    Zopittybop-bop-bop -- formerly Jeffrey Drew Wilschke before a state court approved his name change request in November -- was arrested on Thursday afternoon in a park less than a mile from the Capitol in Madison after police received complaints from neighbors.

    Zopittybop-bop-bop told officers he would "get even with them" when he was being taken to jail, according to a police report. They recovered marijuana, a knife and drug paraphernalia after his arrest.

    He was already on probation for a prior weapons possession conviction. Police had arrested him in April near another Madison park and recovered a loaded handgun and two knives from a backpack he was carrying, according to court records.

    (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by David Bailey and Peter Bohan)

    © Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

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  • MalahatTwo7
    Apple shower halts highway traffic

    Postmedia News January 6, 2012 3:54 AM

    Drivers in Coventry, England were forced to a screeching halt earlier this month when a shower of apples descended on a roadway in the city's Keresley area. The fruit shower let loose around 7 p.m. local time, with apples smashing into windshields and car hoods. The apples ranged in description from "small and green" to large cooking apples and landed along a 20-metre stretch of road.

    Explanations for the phenomenon include an airplane that inadvertently dropped a load of fruit or strong winds that may have sucked the apples from a nearby farm. A survey of local orchards, however, uncovered no reports of missing apples. Keresley parish councillor Sandra Camwell told News Today that the section of roadway has a rich tradition of bizarre phenomena, including a person-al incident in which the road-way briefly descended into darkness. "We're in an area with a spook history, where there have been witches for centuries, after all," she notes. "Strange things do happen in this part of the world."

    © Copyright (c) The Province

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  • MalahatTwo7
    Top prof stumped by opposite sex

    Reuters January 6, 2012 3:52 AM

    The biggest mystery in the universe perplexing one of the world's best known scientists is women.

    When New Scientist magazine asked Brief History of Time author Stephen Hawking what he thinks about most, the Cambridge University professor renowned for unravelling some of the most complex questions in modern physics answered: "Women. They are a complete mystery."

    The wheelchair-bound Hawking, who only recently retired from a post once held by Isaac Newton, talked to the magazine in the run-up to celebrations for his 70th birthday about his biggest scientific blunder and his hopes for modern science.

    Hawking is due to celebrate his 70th birthday on Sunday with a public symposium entitled "The State of the Universe" at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Theoretical Cosmology.

    Hawking heads a list of speakers including British Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Saul Perlmutter and Kip Thorne, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.

    Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/prof...#ixzz1igZ1tqAG

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  • MalahatTwo7
    So, who deserves the wild and wacky awards?

    Make a note of links to a cat, a Batman, some rats and the Bruins - and there's one boob

    By Michael Smyth, The Province December 30, 2011

    The super-secret results of the 15th annual In the House Awards for Dubious Political Distinction have been kept in a sealed Mason jar underneath Kim Jong-il's glass coffin.

    Not even the dearly departed Dear Leader could have predicted this year's winners. The envelopes, please:

    Copy-cat political trickery of the year award:

    When Christy Clark admitted that one of her Liberal-leadership-bid organizers signed up a cat to a party membership, rival George Abbott pounced like a tabby on a toy mouse.

    "Outright fraud!" Abbott hissed, until later admitting one of his own organizers created an anonymous website — kitties4christy.com — mocking the future premier's feline follies and selling souvenir T-shirts. Only the cat had clean hands — er, paws — in this one.

    Superhero super-cop award:

    Former attorney-general Kash Heed, outed by his former campaign manager as a wannabe caped crusader. "Kash thought he was Batman," said Barinder Sall, revealing the former top cop once had a private phone installed in his office that Heed called "the bat phone."

    Pest-control-expert, golden mousetrap award:

    Auditor-General John Doyle, who asked for a budget increase to deal with an infestation of rats in his office.

    "We're running out of names for them," he told a parliamentary committee. "There's lots of them. We just can't get rid of them."

    Rats? That just won't go away? In politics? Shocking.

    Sign-that-kid-up best talent scout award:

    Finance Minister Kevin Falcon for admitting organizers of his Liberal leadership bid signed up most of the Kamloops Blazers hockey team to party memberships. The hockey players became Liberals without their knowledge or consent, even though some of them were left-wingers.

    Tempest-in-a-D-cup silliest complaint award:

    Former NDP MLA David Schreck, for criticizing Clark's "cleavage-revealing attire" in the legislature — the average bent-over plumber flashing more cleavage than the premier's hardly scandalous outfit in question. Most concluded Schreck made a boob of himself.

    Benedict Arnold award:

    Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom, a lifelong Boston Bruins fan, who openly rooted for Beantown over the Canucks in the Stanley Cup final. "The premier has openly questioned my judgment as a cabinet minister," Lekstrom said. He was right about the HST, too.

    Bill Vander Zalm honorary quote of the year award:

    "I thank them for the free advertising!" — John Cummins, leader of the upstart B.C. Tories, after the Libs launched a website attacking his record.

    Not master of the thigh master award:

    NDP MLA Mike Farnworth for packing on the pounds during his unsuccessful NDP leadership bid.

    How did the body-building health nut do it? "A habit of wanting to eat Nanaimo bars at three in the morning certainly doesn't help," he said.

    And there you have it. Just another wild and wacky year in B.C. politics. Meet you here for all the fun in 2012.


    © Copyright (c) The Province

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    Owner finds dog lost in wild after tragic Trans-Canada Highway crash

    By FRANK LUBA, The Province January 4, 2012

    Never give up on finding a lost pet.

    That’s Lisa Hawkins message after finding her lost pup Toffee five days after a tragic car crash in which her best friend and two young children were killed.

    The accident occurred Dec. 21, but Hawkins, 33, didn’t go to the scene until Dec. 26.

    The Merritt woman and her husband Steve found the crash site and split up to search.

    Hawkins was blowing a loud whistle she had trained her dogs to respond to when she spotted Toffee’s head pop up from behind a snowbank about a kilometre from the crash scene.

    At the same time her husband drove up with staff from Glacier National Park, who had earlier received a report about a stray dog in the area.

    It’s “a great miracle story,” says Hawkins. “It’s like a Chicken-Soup-for-the-Soul that I’d like to share with everybody.

    Hawkins said that she had held some hope of finding the dog which had gone missing at the time of the accident.

    Hawkins believed her year-old dog, a pit bull-Rottweiler cross that looks uncannily like a Labrador, was probably injured.

    But Toffee didn’t have a scratch, although she did drop some weight — going down to 68 pounds from a pre-accident 79 pounds.

    “I didn’t want to give up on finding her,” said Hawkins. “And we didn’t.”

    Toffee had been inside an SUV driven by Hawkins’ friend that apparently crossed the centre line of the Trans-Canada Highway and collided with a commercial tractor trailer unit about six kilometres west of the Rogers Pass summit.

    The collision was so severe investigators believe the car’s occupants, which included the 36-year-old driver and her daughters, aged six and four years, died immediately.

    The woman, who was divorced, had driven Hawkins to Calgary to visit with Hawkins’ family. She left early with Toffee for her Burnaby home because the dog was proving a little troublesome for the family.

    “She was like a sister to me,” Hawkins said of the dead woman. “She was my best friend. Her two girls — I was an auntie to them.”

    Toffee had previously belonged to the deceased woman and her family but had adopted by Hawkins, who already had two dogs, including Toffee’s brother.

    The deceased woman left behind a 14-year-old daughter, who is now living with her grandparents.

    The RCMP and the B.C. Coroner’s Service are still investigating the crash.

    [email protected]


    © Copyright (c) The Province

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  • MalahatTwo7
    U.S. man tries to use $1M bill at Walmart

    Police say a North Carolina man insisted he could pay for his vacuum cleaner and microwave oven with a $1-million bill.

    The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Michael Anthony Fuller, 53, tried to pay his $476 bill at the Walmart in Lexington, N.C., with a cool million on Nov. 17.

    He insisted the bill was real, but staff called police. In a warrant for Muller, police said of the bill: "There is no such thing."

    The largest bill in circulation in the U.S. is $100 -- there has never been a $1-million bill. In 1969, officials dise $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills.

    Fuller is due in court Tuesday.

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  • MalahatTwo7
    11 Of The Stupidest Employees Of 2011
    By David Schepp , Posted Dec 21st 2011 @ 9:30AM

    Every year is filled with stories of employees who -- to put it diplomatically -- didn't think before acting. And 2011 was no exception.

    Whether it was the Chick-fil-A cashier in Southern California who substituted derogatory words for two Asian customers' real names on their receipts or the Indonesian politician caught watching porn during a session of parliament or the Pennsylvania man who tainted co-workers yogurt with his own semen, there was no lack of shortsightedness on the part of workers.

    Philadelphia JobsTo recognize workers' misdeeds, we offer these 11 stories of employee stupidity, chosen by our editors as some of the worst faux pas of 2011:

    'There Is A Bomb Inside'
    Um, not really. Elementary school gym teacher Jennifer Gomes just didn't want to go to work and opted to instead leave a, ahem, volatile note warning of a bomb at the main entrance of Escuela de Guadalupe school in northwest Denver. As KUSA-TV reported in October, Gomes was suspended from her job and charged with one count of false reporting of explosives, a felony. Perhaps next time, she'll just take a personal day.

    He Couldn't Be Bought With Mere Apples
    Staying with the education theme, we turn to Charlotte County, Fla., where high school teacher Jeff Spires was suspended in October for soliciting money from his students. According to a school investigation, Spires told his class to staple or paperclip cash to the back of their quizzes if they wanted to sweeten their grades, WZVN-TV reported last month. After the investigation, which reportedly revealed one junior paying as much as $70 to boost his grade to a B from a C, Spires resigned. When asked why he did it, Spires reportedly replied, "That's what I don't know, why."

    Flying Isn't The Only Way To Get High
    In one of the year's more noteworthy work-related items, more than three dozen employees at a Boeing Co. plant near Philadelphia were arrested for illegally selling prescription drugs, including oxycodone and Xanax. Federal authorities were tipped off to the unlawful activity by the aircraft maker after an internal investigation, The Associated Press reported in September. For the workers, it appears, making helicopters wasn't their favorite way of getting high.

    Manager Gets It Backward
    A Taco Bell manager in California may have been trying to "think outside the bun," but she got herself into legal hot water after an employee accused her of running a Ponzi scheme at a Taco Bell franchise in Goleta, near Santa Barbara. The plan required employees to surrender $100 each payday, Courthouse News Service reported in October. But assistant manager Jeorgina Cervantes De Gomez grew tired of the scheme, refused to pay up and soon found herself on the unemployment line. So Gomez sued the manager, Doralinda Vargas, seeking back wages and damages. Perhaps someone needs to enlighten Vargas that it's employees who get paid by management, not the other way around.

    Music Hath Charms To Soothe The Savage Thief?
    In one of the year's grimmer examples of stupidity, Wisconsin cemetery worker Steven Conard was accused of stealing a guitar from a casket, Smoking Gun reported in September. Conard, a musician and band member, at first denied stealing the instrument, a prized Fender Telecaster that had been spied by a co-worker "in plain view" in Conard's house. When pressed by police, however, Conard relented and handed the stolen instrument over. "This isn't something I normally do," Conard reportedly said. "I just have a respect for fine musical instruments."

    TSA Agent Gets 'Freaky'
    Air travel for many Americans is a frustrating experience these days, fraught with small infringements on flyers' dignity, with perhaps no better example than what happened to Jill Filipovic, a lawyer and feminist blogger who flew from Newark, N.J., recently. Upon arrival in Dublin, she discovered a standard inspection tag in her luggage left by a Transportation Security Administration agent -- except this tag had scrawled along its side: "GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL." The agent apparently had discovered the author's vibrator. Filipovic, who blogged about the incident, filed a complaint with the TSA, which responded in a statement that it "takes all allegations of inappropriate conduct seriously and is investigating the claim" and promised "appropriate disciplinary action."

    At Drop-Off, Driver Drops The Ball
    Key to being a successful bus driver is getting your passengers where they need to be. That's why is was particularly alarming last summer when an unidentified school bus driver for suburban Chicago-based Alpha School Bus Co. failed to notice that a 19-year-old student with Down syndrome had fallen asleep on the way to school, the Chicago Tribune reported. Once the company realized the student hadn't been dropped off, "we immediately returned the child to school and contacted school officials," regional manager Caprice Sanfratello said at the time. Sanfratello called the incident unacceptable and noted that state law requires bus operators to inspect the bus to insure that no students remain on board after completing a route to prevent precisely this kind of incident. It perhaps unsurprising then that the bus driver in question was immediately terminated.

    Stupid Is As Stupid Does
    Any fan of courtroom dramas knows that maintaining courtroom decorum is an integral part of a judge's job. So it should have come as little surprise to Matthew Bartlett, a waiter who sat in on the Casey Anthony murder trial last spring, that a judge took exception to Bartlett shooting "the bird" to the prosecutor in the case. Chief Judge Belvin Perry wasn't amused by the profane gesture, and had Bartlett, who worked at a T.G.I. Fridays in Orlando, Fla., immediately arrested for criminal contempt, WESH-TV reported. When asked what a raised middle finger represents Bartlett told the judge, "the F-word." He then apologized, saying, "it was just a stupid thing I did." We agree.

    Urine-Soaked Employee Relieved of Job
    Adherers to urine therapy believe that the byproduct secreted by the kidneys can be used to cure all manner of ailments -- both inside and outside the body. Museum employee Alfred Zoppelt didn't ingest his own urine but he did routinely used it to wash his hands and face. That was a bit much for management at the Belvedere, a castle in Vienna with a major art collection, which employed Zoppelt -- until last summer. That's when Zoppelt was let go, even though his adherance to urine therapy was, as Zoppelt put it, "never a problem." The museum declined to comment on Zoppelt's dismissal except to confirm that he indeed was no longer a Belvedere employee.

    And Now For No. 2
    Many people likely give little thought about where postal delivery workers relieve themselves on their daily routes. But Portland, Ore.,-resident Don Derfler became very aware last spring after he witnessed a postal worker defecating on a neighbor's lawn. Derfler, who said that he noticed the postal worker acting strangely, took photos of the incident. "To come on to our property and to defecate -- it's just wrong," Derfler told KATU-TV. The Postal Service conducted a probe and determined the offending employee could keep his job but would be assigned a different route. We hope it's one with a public toilet along the way.

    All We Can Say Is 'Ouch!'
    Lastly, from our "You Must Be Kidding!" department, we give you Stuart Keen, a 54-year-old carpenter in Wantage, England, who last summer mistook his penis for a piece of wood and accidentally cut it off while working with a saw. "This was an unfortunate accident, but these things happen all the time to people in his profession," Keen's mother, Edna, told The Sunday Telegraph. Fortunately for Keen, surgeons were able to reattach the severed member. No word yet on whether Keen has since changed professions.

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  • MalahatTwo7
    And Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

    This Day in History: January 3, 1977

    Vancouver Sun January 3, 2012

    Apple Computer Inc. was officially incorporated in Cupertino, Calif., nine months after it was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

    While the company's initial focus was on personal computers, its focus in the late-1990s and 2000s turned to consumer electronics and it introduced the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Now the world's most valuable company, it reported revenue of $108 billion in the last fiscal year. Co-founder Jobs died on Oct. 5.

    Research by The Sun's news library

    © Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

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  • MalahatTwo7
    And NOW You Know.

    The enduring mystery of snowflakes

    By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times December 27, 2011

    LOS ANGELES — Who hasn’t caught a snowflake in a mitten and marveled at its starlike detail, and then recalled that no two snowflakes are alike? But these crystals of ice are even more different than one might imagine — there are needle-like snowflakes, hollow-column snowflakes and flakes that look like delicate dumbbells, with two joined together by a column.

    Caltech physicist Kenneth Libbrecht, who studies the crystalline structure of snowflakes and has published seven books of snowflake photographs, talked to the Los Angeles Times about what we do, and don’t, know about them.

    Q: What’s so strange about snowflakes?

    A: If you grow ice crystals — snowflakes — just below freezing, then you get thin plate-like crystals. These include the canonical snowflakes, the star-like crystals. But if you get a little colder, (around 5 degrees C below freezing) then instead of plates, you get long thin columns — which is really almost the opposite of a plate. Think wooden pencils, little hexagonal columns, as opposed to a hexagonal plate. In the star type, the faces grow slowly and the edges grow quickly, and in the pencil type, the edges grow slowly and the faces grow quickly.

    And so in just a few degrees’ temperature change, the growth changes from plate-like to columnar. And as you go colder, to 15 degrees below zero, it changes back to plate-like.

    At even lower temperatures, below 30 degrees below zero, the shape changes back to columnar.

    So there are these transitions as a function of temperature, and that’s really hard to explain. It’s been a puzzle for 75 years, and it’s still really not known what causes this.

    There are also variations in humidity. And the higher the humidity in the clouds, the faster the crystals grow, and the more structure they develop and the bigger they get. So at low humidities, you get simple, small crystals and at high humidities, they’re more complex.

    Q: In your lab experiments, what have you been able to find out?

    A: What I found is that there’s what I call a "sharpening effect." When the edge of an ice crystal gets sharp, actually the molecular structure of its edge changes, and it makes it grow faster, which makes it sharper, which makes it grow faster, and which sharpens it more ... so you end up with a very thin plate as sharp as a razor blade. That sharpening effect is why the crystals are so thin and flat.

    So if you change the temperature, all you’re doing is changing the way the sharpening effect works. If the sharpening effect goes in the edge direction, it’ll make a thin plate. If the sharpening effect goes in the upwards direction, you get a hollow column. A very small temperature change can make it flip directions. The sharpening effect amplifies that small change.

    Q: Why is every snowflake different?

    A: As an ice crystal falls, it will move from one part of the cloud to another, and the temperature and the humidity will be changing as it falls. Every time there are these small changes in the conditions, the growth of the arms changes. So you get all these branches and facets and all these different shapes — and by the time it lands on the ground, it’s had a very complicated history because of all these changes in temperature and humidity. And because no two crystals follow exactly the same path as they fall, they all look a little different.

    Q: So snowflakes come in more shapes than your garden-variety hexagon. Which is your favorite?

    A: One of my favorites is the capped column. That’s a crystal that first forms as a column and later on it changes, and has plates on the ends of a column. So it’s an odd looking thing — like two wheels on an axle.

    When I started reading the literature on the subject, I found pictures of these capped columns and just found them really interesting. I mean, I grew up in North Dakota — how come I’ve never seen one of these before? On a trip to visit family at Christmas time, I took along my magnifying glass and I went outside and looked and the falling snow — and there they were, capped columns all over, and these other shapes, too. You just don’t notice if you don’t pay any attention.

    That’s what got me into popularizing the science of it, because it seemed like if you live in snow country you ought to know a little a bit about what’s falling out of the sky.

    Q: Are there advantages to studying ice crystals rather than other, perhaps more exotic, materials?

    A: Not only is the physics of ice crystals particularly rich, but experiments are pretty cheap and easy. As you can imagine, ice doesn’t have a lot of safety issues. For almost anything else you can think of growing, experiments are confounded by safety issues. Just about any chemical has hazards, so you have to spend a lot of money and time worrying about that.

    I just love the ability to be able to pour your experiment down the drain or just evaporate it into the air without any thought of safety.

    And the fun part is, in the end, it’s not like some esoteric thing that nobody ever sees. Most physicists study black holes or Higgs bosons — things that that never appear in ordinary experience. Whereas this stuff falls out of the sky, literally. So it’s kind of fun to think about the puzzles surrounding it.

    (c)2011 the Los Angeles Times

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  • firecat1
    It's just a skwirlie thing!

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  • MalahatTwo7
    Flying squirrel invades New Jersey emergency room

    Associated Press November 30, 2011 06:15 AM Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    (11-30) 06:15 PST Rahway, N.J. (AP)

    Firefighters were needed stat after a flying squirrel went nuts in a New Jersey hospital's emergency room.

    The squirrel kept launching itself from an 8-foot-high wall-mounted lamp into a glass wall after becoming trapped in a trauma room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway Tuesday night.

    Fire Department spokesman Capt. Ted Padavano told The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/vxBiL0 ) it would climb up on a light and would jump off and glide.

    A pair of firefighters threw a blanket over the squirrel and released it into a wooded area outside the hospital.

    Padavano believes there may be a nest in the building because it's the second time in two weeks that a flying squirrel got in the ER.
    information from: The Star-Ledger, www.nj.com/starledger

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  • MalahatTwo7
    Black bear hitched a ride in garbage truck to downtown Vancouver

    By Ian Austin, The Province December 12, 2011

    But on Monday that’s exactly what happened, as a black bear was spotted in a garbage bin aboard a truck in the 600-block of Cambie Street.

    Conservation officer Alex Desjardins couldn’t believe his ears when he was dispatched to Cambie Street near Georgia Street, in the heart of the city.

    “Initially I had a hard time believing it,” said Desjardins. “The dispatcher said, ‘It’s not April Fools.’

    “I’ve done a deer at Waterfront Station, but never a bear.”

    So there he was, near the Shark Club — which sees its share of animals — CBC’s downtown studios, and the Vancouver Post Office, searching for bruin.

    “It’s a yearling, probably one or two years old,” said Desjardins, who tranquilized the youngster. “The driver had made a pickup on the North Shore, and he came downtown for another pickup.”

    Desjardins believes the bear was foraging for food like many urban bears, prowling in the dumpster.

    “That’s a common bear diet,” he said. “At this time of year, they know they have to get fat.”

    The dumpster-diving bruin soon became a hitch-hiking bruin, driving across Burrard Inlet in the back of a garbage truck.

    Desjardins said that while many bears are already hibernating, urban bears in mild climates often wait until late winter, fattening up as long as they can before curling up in a den for the remainder of the season.

    “On the North Shore, where the temperature is mild, they’ll stay out, sometimes until late February,” said Desjardins. “If they’re not fat enough, they’ll die in their den.”

    The bear has developed into an almost-instant urban legend status, complete with a Twitter tag — @downtown_bear.

    “I’d like to thank that guy for catching me when I fell down off the truck. Bears don’t bounce that well, y’know?” was one of the first Tweets attributed to the hitch-hiker.

    This is one urban bear that shouldn’t be back to the big city anytime soon.

    “He’s going to be translocated, most likely to the Squamish Valley,” said Desjardins.

    The Conservation Officer service line to call if you run into ‘wildlife conflicts’ is 1-877-952-7277.

    [email protected]


    © Copyright (c) The Province


    Conservation officer Alex Desjardins tranquilized a young bear that climbed into the back of a garbage truck that drove into Vancouver from the North Shore on Monday.Photograph by: ., Postmedia NewsDowntown Vancouver sees some wild characters, but seldom anything as wild as a black bear.
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