This picture was from 1950. Bears used to be seen as pets and friends to humans. What changed?

This picture was from 1950. Bears used to be seen as pets and friends to humans. What changed?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I was a kid they forced us to read a book called Gentle Ben. It's abouta boy and his pet bear

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bears are still friends and love pets

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    black bears are like giant raccoons you can tell who's from the eastern and western US in how they react to them lol

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      they have black bears in the east and west you fricking moron lol

  4. 7 months ago
    sage

    >What changed?
    People became fascists. You see bears have a distinct political ethos. You can be a commie or a demi and you'll be ok in the eyes of a bear, but if they get one sniff of fascism they'll sign-up and drop an artillery barrage on your head:
    https://www.badassoftheweek.com/voytek

    They also hate the more liberal sjw but that's personal...

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    jews infected america and ruined everything

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bears are the archaic enemy of man, we had just briefly forgotten.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I mean I still have some protection with them on my deck. I open the door and yell get out of here, if a bear came at me I'd have time to slam the door on it. Never happened though.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    We were a lot more athletic, articulate and fashionable back then, and so the bears respected us. Nowadays-- well-- I'll leave you to fill in the blanks.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    black bears are still not dangerous. most people who live near them are not afraid of them. brown bears will eat you instantly.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      that's absolutely correct but you can't say that on the internet without being bombarded by a bunch of morons trying to contradict you. I'll try to preempt that a bit - I've been face to face with black bears in my yard and in my garbage cans more times than I can count. They always run away. Even mother and her cub run away. I'm not in her den so she knows to gtfo.
      I've shot some bold ones that only put a distance and don't get out of my sight with a pellet rifle to give them a hint they should keep going, and they always run away from me after that, not towards. They can't figure out how a gun works anyway, probably think I'm some kind of wizard shooting lighting bolts at them.

      And no I don't hate bears, I just don't want them coming up on my deck straining the railings with their weight as they climb over, or making a mess tearing open garbage bags. I got a bear resistant garbage can this year, those cans are not cheap, it was $250 or so, so hopefully they don't try to tear it open.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >bears don't know what guns are
        >bears do know what wizards are
        Bros...

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Just yell at them black bears think we're wiz-ACK!
        https://www.wideopenspaces.com/black-bear-attacks-statistics/

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >~1 fatal attack a year

          Dude. You have a higher chance of getting hit by a train. Tf is this.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Black bears interact with people exponentially more often than brown bears or polar bears do and still kill fewer people than both or even deer.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I got a bear resistant garbage can this year, those cans are not cheap, it was $250 or so, so hopefully they don't try to tear it open.
        How many cans does that hold?
        https://www.yeti.com/coolers/hard-coolers/tundra/10350020000.html

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's 96 gallons so a bit bigger than that

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >black bears are still not dangerous.
      You should probably still give wide berth to mothers with cubs.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I dunno man as I said I've encountered this and mom kept an eye on the cub but they both took off. They were picking at bird seed scraps on my deck. I didn't even notice she had a cub at first because she was in front of it, I guess she didn't feel like I could threaten it since she was between us. I'd be more wary if I encountered that in the woods but when they come up close to a house I think they are not going to be so defensive and just flee, they know it's not their territory.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      that's absolutely correct but you can't say that on the internet without being bombarded by a bunch of morons trying to contradict you. I'll try to preempt that a bit - I've been face to face with black bears in my yard and in my garbage cans more times than I can count. They always run away. Even mother and her cub run away. I'm not in her den so she knows to gtfo.
      I've shot some bold ones that only put a distance and don't get out of my sight with a pellet rifle to give them a hint they should keep going, and they always run away from me after that, not towards. They can't figure out how a gun works anyway, probably think I'm some kind of wizard shooting lighting bolts at them.

      And no I don't hate bears, I just don't want them coming up on my deck straining the railings with their weight as they climb over, or making a mess tearing open garbage bags. I got a bear resistant garbage can this year, those cans are not cheap, it was $250 or so, so hopefully they don't try to tear it open.

      If it's black, fight back
      If it's brown, lay down
      If it's white, good night
      It's a yellow, haha that's just an Asian fellow

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >If it's black, a fentanyl-induced heart attack
        FTFY

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    People got hurt. Bears were killed. People realized we shouldn't train wild animals to see us as a source of food.

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    everyone turned into a massive pussy afraid of the outdoors except on busy hiking trails

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    People got mauled

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

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