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Old 09 May 2017, 07:20 PM
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Icon23 Hungry bear tries to break into home after smelling freshly-baked brownies

A woman was leisurely waiting for her brownies to finish baking last week when she was startled by a persistent tapping on the glass sliding door in her kitchen.

The Avon, Connecticut resident shrieked as she looked over to find a huge black bear staring back. The bear was standing on its hind legs on top of her back deck with both paws pressed up against the glass, seemingly determined to get in.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hungry-b...aked-brownies/
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Old 09 May 2017, 11:06 PM
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This happened to my grandparents. They lived on a tree farm in Northern Minnesota near Ely. (Many many many fond memories of spending summers with them.) The year was 1964. It was a very dry summer, and their usual foods were in short supply. Grandma was baking some bread. A yearling got wind of it, and started busting up the door on the porch to get inside and get the bread. Grandpa got his rifle out, fired a couple of warning shots hoping to scare the bear off, but no luck, the bear kept coming. The bear had finished the door off, and was coming through the opening and gave GP no choice but to finish him off. The DNR officer showed up, surveyed the scene and agreed GP had no choice and submitted a report stating such. Upon that, GP immediately took the bear to the shed, dressed him, and grandma canned the results. They also kept the hide, and turned it into a rug.

I got to eat some of that meat on one of my visits. It was quite tasty.
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Old 09 May 2017, 11:39 PM
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I got to eat some of that meat on one of my visits. It was quite tasty.
I went to an incredible game dinner years ago, and one of the best courses out of many was the bear hash.
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Old 09 May 2017, 11:53 PM
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The one thing you've absolutely got to remember if you're going to try bear meat is that it needs to be well cooked. Bears are a serious vector for Trichinosis.
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Old 10 May 2017, 12:32 AM
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The one thing you've absolutely got to remember if you're going to try bear meat is that it needs to be well cooked. Bears are a serious vector for Trichinosis.
Bear, the other white meat?
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Old 11 May 2017, 02:57 AM
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This conversation has become so grizzly I can bearly handle it.
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Old 11 May 2017, 03:20 AM
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Those puns were ursinine.
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Old 11 May 2017, 03:21 AM
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The one thing you've absolutely got to remember if you're going to try bear meat is that it needs to be well cooked. Bears are a serious vector for Trichinosis.
Agreed. With a lifetime of cooking game meat behind her, Grandma knew what she was doing.
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Old 11 May 2017, 09:01 AM
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The bear really isn't "huge". Many of the articles used a cropped image that makes the bear look huuuge.



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Old 11 May 2017, 12:22 PM
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At least she's got his licence plate number, so she can sue him form damages.
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Old 11 May 2017, 01:40 PM
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Yes, he's wearing really conspicuous ear tags; which the article didn't say anything about.

And he's certainly not huge, for a bear. Though I will admit that if I looked out on the porch and saw a bear seriously trying to get into the house I expect it would look larger to me than one I'm only looking at in a picture.
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Old 11 May 2017, 01:44 PM
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That was my thought: any bear that's actively trying to get into my house would look huge to me.
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