05/30/2014 02:37 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Today In Bear News: It's A Great Day For Bears

Turn to the person nearest to you, tap them on the shoulder and say, "Hey, there's bear news."

Because there is. There's plenty of bear news to report today. And it's all good bear news, so we decided to make one bear story to report all the bear news in one bear place. We can barely contain ourselves.

But it's not enough that Missouri essentially declared this the Summer of Bears. To compile a truly solid bear roundup, one must have awesome bear stories like these:

Bear Power Naps On A Power Pole Because Bears

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Canadian power company SaskPower shot a series of photos of this adorable guy, who climbed up a pole to be lazy. You see, this is why we love bears. SaskPower has more:

This furry guy scurried up a pole near Shellbrook on May 23, 2014, and took a power nap at the top. Our crews were worried about getting the bear down without harming it and without causing a power outage, but the bear came down safely on its own after it was done resting.

Bear Man Likes Bears, And We Also Like Bears


"Bear Man," a.k.a. Sulo Karjalainen, is a 73-year-old bad ass who runs the Kuusamo Large Carnivore Centre in North Findland. Mostly, Karjalainen just likes to hang out with bears. He has grown a deep bond with several bears that he took in when they were cubs. In reality, he shouldn't be called Bear Man, they should be called Man Bears.

This video is so awesome it's almost unbearable:

Bear Evades Custody, Drives Everyone Crazy

As of this posting, a bear was roaming the streets of Savage, Minnesota, driving everyone completely bonkers. We're rooting for the bear on this one.

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