Monkeys are dressed in garish clothes and smacked by trainers before they reluctantly ride bikes or horses. Bears wear brightly colored skirts and are forced to stand and skip with ropes, before being punched -- hard in the face -- when they fail.
"Black bear is a refreshing alternative to tired, do-nothing politics," says an unnamed Democratic insider who has spoken with the bear's handlers during a salmon expedition.
While it's fun and cheap to visit year-round, those who are picky and visit in April or May will be rewarded. Shoulder Season is upon us, and it doesn't get much better than this -- mild weather, empty hiking trails and scene stealing wildflowers are just a few great reasons to visit the Smokies.
I guess the fact we've elected the nation's first African American President hasn't convinced them. But why should it, considering the disrespectful manner in which the opposition party has treated him.
The man in the video got the shock of his life when he looked up from his texting only to come face to face with a black bear that wandered into town. While his reaction is pretty funny, he's lucky he looked up when he did, otherwise he would have walked right into the bear.
It turns out Grizzlies roamed these mountains more than a century ago. The black bears were actually introduced to the region in 1933 and can sometimes be seen lumbering through the neighborhoods foraging for food.
Two Virginia men got the surprise of their lives recently when they headed out to a local pond to do some fishing. An unexpected visitor showed up, and they caught the entire encounter on video.
Colorado legislators have signaled they'd like a bear slaughter. HB 11-1294 puts a bull's eye on female bears and their cubs. Simply put: this bill is bad for bears and voters.
For Richard Kendall, shooting the 703-pound bear meant he had finally bested his hunter father. But the story doesn't end there. Some villagers were unhappy. They didn't think Kendall was a hero at all.
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John Muir, an American naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, may never have hiked to the Sperry Chalet, but I think even he would have been impressed by the mountain splendor of its setting.
I'm happy to present our second cooking episode to appear here on the Huffington Post: Corn Bean Salad, brought to you today in vegetarian/vegan vision!
The nature of the tight box canyon that cradles Telluride means that it's only a few blocks to the edge of civilization. Black bears wander through town in search of snacks -- especially this time of year.
Our local neighborhoods can be a virtual bear buffet. Here is the story of the three bears that came for an unexpected visit to the Wolf home.
Before you stash the canister in your pack, be aware that a number of bears are out-smarting the latches and lid in order to sample your tasty treats.