He is Smarter Than the Average Bear

“GOLDEN, British Columbia – A freedom-loving grizzly bear named Boo smashed a heavy steel door and barreled through two electric fences to escape a second time from a resort near this south-central British Columbia town.

Boo was recaptured Friday, two weeks after breaking out of an artificial den at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, but escaped from tighter confinement within a day, resort spokesman Michael Dalzell said Tuesday.

“It’s unbelievable,” Dalzell said. “We thought there was no way, it was absolutely impossible, but he found a way. It was basically like breaking out of Fort Knox.”

He said the bear bashed a nearly 400-pound steel door off its four bolts, destroyed an electrical box while tearing through two electric fences and scrambled over a 12-foot fence anchored with 2 feet of steel below ground.

“I think he just kept charging it (the door) and charging it until it broke off its bolts,” Dalzell said. “Everything was completely trashed. We are dealing with a pretty smart and determined bear.”

Better hide those picnic baskets, Yogi is determined.

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3 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack July 2, 2006 at 5:32 am

    BG,

    Oh yes.

    Elie,

    Ok, you got me. I’ll head off to Jellystone to apologize. 😉

  2. Elie June 30, 2006 at 7:30 pm

    Sorry to get nit-picky on you, but obviously this isn’t Yogi, it’s Boo-Boo carrying on Yogi’s good work. Just like Kid Flash took over when Flash died, so too now Boo-Boo – who apparently shortened his name to just “Boo” upon maturity – has become the latest teen sidekick to succeed his mentor.

    Mr. Ranger isn’t going to like this…

  3. BarnGoddess June 30, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    determined bear!

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