Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Forecast is Bearish

Brown bears in Siberia are wandering around, gnoshing (though they're not really hungry) and walking (though they're usually starting to hibernate). I was surprised when I heard this on the radio, but then it occured to me that they probably don't get to hear too many, "Smile, it's perfectly normal" weather forecasts, thereabouts. So instead, they skip the expert opinions and they obey their senses, these crazy Ursine somnambulists; Shuffling around, snacking when they should be sleeping. Polar bears have it marginally worse, but it's not much of a picnic for either family. Folks, I know a lot of people living this way, too- hope their paths don't cross too soon!

4 Comments:

Blogger The "D" Enigma said...

Babbling about bears might seem boring to some but

NOT THIS ONE!

Glad to see you have started to GRUMBLE again!

D

7:22 PM PST  
Blogger grumblefish said...

Glad to hear from you, D! All of the doleful musings bum folks out, but in the end, it's not exactly Grimm's Fairy Tales, is it?

2:42 AM PST  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

I hope that you have seen Grizzly Man! Timothy Treadwell, erstwhile hippy cum ursine guardian..lived amongst the Alaskan giants in a perpetual state of denial and delusional grandeur every summer for over a decade...with his obvious exit strategy reaching fruition thanks to the inalienable forces of karma.
I love that film..not because Tim was crazy...no..because of what it really showed about the nature of the Grizzlys...Treadwell would have lasted under ten minutes if he had tried to live here in Manitoba with Polar Bears!
Our Polars are in trouble with this warming period in effect...could be cyclical, manmade or a combo..either way it is hard on these monstrous beautiful animals...who would eat you in a heartbeat.

One of the stupidest things that I have ever seen on television was that idiot woman who went past the guard rails to snap a photo of the 'big fuzzy bear he's sooo cute lookit him' Polar at a zoo...
remember that..
the bear grabbed her by the thigh and would not let go...it's called Natural Selection and what a shame it was that it was interrupted by the staff at the zoo!

11:44 AM PST  
Blogger grumblefish said...

Howdy HE-

If not natural selection, then surely, a contestant for the Darwin Awards. I guess that there weren't enough big crocodiles around, waiting to get their teeth
examined.
i doubt if the Polar Bears will
go quietly into that long night-
supposedly, their birthday suits are so energy efficient that they
emit virtually no infrared signature- all of the energy gets
reflected back into the bear. I'd
start the accolades at 'magnificent', and go up from
there. Also, their hibernation
habits are reported to be learned
responses, rather than genetics at work- I'm not sure that extending their eating season's such a swell idea, though.

4:29 AM PST  

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