Posts Tagged ‘bears’


What am I sappy hummingbird blogging?

December 22, 2017

I meant hummingbear.


What am I sappy bear blogging?

January 16, 2015

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When I was a kid, wolves were the beasts that haunted my nightmares.  Recurring nightmares about tricky wolves; wolves that wore blue overalls.  I think Looney Tunes has a lot to answer for.

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When I got older I realized that the critter above could be the real nightmare. Then I read about this guy.

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The giant short-faced bear kind of blows any other bears right out of the water. This gigantic bear stood about 6.5 feet while on all four legs and was about 11-12 feet tall when standing upright on its hind legs.  Evidence of members of this bear family are found in both North and South America.  It was truly an impressive creature.  Fossil evidence indicates that humans did not move into this bear’s environment until after its extinction.  It also seems to have been the alpha predator because of the lack of fossil evidence for other large carnivores such as lions and scimitar cats in areas where short-faced bear traces are found.

I love bears, albeit with the greatest respect.  I would not want to meet this one.

More here on twilightbeasts.



What am I sappy bear blogging?

August 15, 2014


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Beards gone wild.  These photos are from a Schick commercial contending that beards are in some way weird.  I am not sure exactly what kind of critters (probably not bears) are being used as beard models, but there is more to the story here.


What am I sappy cat blogging?

July 19, 2013

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Lions and Tigers and Bears

Read more about this unlikely friendship here.