Tuesday, August 28, 2007

URSUS SOPRANO

18 Comments:

Blogger Matthew Tamaru said...

Ya just cant buy entertainment like that on cable. Hooray for natural entertainment!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Gyrofrog said...

Poor Corvus!

9:17 AM  
Blogger sausalitodogpark said...

I wish to Christ I'd seen that happen.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Splotchy said...

I'm surprised that I haven't seen such a spectacle.

I have three kids under five and live in a small town, whose only notable feature is a large, popular zoo (which we visit regularly).

I guess we just haven't been lucky. Dare to dream...

1:37 PM  
Blogger Tom Dougherty said...

Whoever did this thing...

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Stefan Jones said...

You can bet that the crows are planning revenge. That bear won't ever eat or drink anything that doesn't have bird crap in it.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Tony Akins said...

Ex-Corvus, you mean.

Here's something...I was Googling reference for mules and came across a series of photographs documenting a pack mule, in complete harness, KILLING a mountain lion (in self-defense, not for the thrill...although the mule did look serene enough. Are there Zen killings?).
Just do an image search on "mule".
Sometimes predation just plain backfires.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous lost the argument said...

We all have to eat crow on occasion.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has unfinished business to attend. Good old Bearhog!

But one day he'll wake to find his eyes pecked out.

3:25 AM  
Blogger Lee-Roy said...

Wow! Eating crow, indeed. That bear better sleep with one eye open. The crows won't forget and will probably be willing to risk their lives to some extent, just to bring some torment on him.

About that killer mule — apparently he did not actually kill the mountain lion, but attacked it after it was already shot dead. Still, these are some pretty wild photos. Snopes gets the story straight here:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/mulelion.asp

3:11 PM  
Anonymous johnny q. said...

The bear shall soon find out the reason a gathering of crows is called... a murder.

Now, if the bear had eaten a raven, then it would have been just an... unkindness.

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Patti said...

Maybe, if it had been a raven, the bear would have confined himself to a scathing remark.

4:13 PM  
Blogger MD Encolpius said...

I'm absolutely intrigued

6:16 PM  
Blogger James said...

Let me guess- you drew this at the L.A. Zoo when we were kids? You shoulda been there when J.D. and I showed up for the feeding of the Boas (babybchicks).
It was beautiful!

Jay Tee

6:09 PM  
Blogger JPH said...

I recently say your crying bear. It's an inexpicably potent image. It mines the sort of territory that Stephen King mines in "The Shining" There's something about it that get's to you.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous New Foreclosure Online said...

That killer mule apparently did not actually kill the mountain lion, but attacked it after it was already shot dead.

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Homesure Services said...

You can bet that the crows are planning revenge. That bear won't ever eat or drink anything that doesn't have bird crap in it.

2:03 PM  
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7:15 AM  

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