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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Watch the Miracle of Birth. Or a Lonely Bear.

Posted by on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM

If you're looking for something soothing to occupy your eyes whilst noshing on a sandwich or whatever, I suggest you check out explore.org's indoor puppy room, where right now, a mama Great Dane is on the cusp of giving birth.

At the moment there's not a ton of activity going on—just a lot of heavy breathing, poor ol' gal—but even that is weirdly hypnotic. And while you wait for her to pop, you can watch this wild brown bear stare at a river.

Nature! It's just like us!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The motherfucking bear disappeared. Still, trees are pretty, I guess.

Bears!
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  • Bears!
IMPORTANT UPDATE 2: The bear's back! Or maybe it's a new one!!! It appears to be walking... now it's swimming. I'm no biologist, but it appears to be hunting for a fish sandwich.

Curtsies to Kimberly.

 

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Urgutha Forka 1
Birth is a pretty cool aspect of nature and biology, definitely, but it's not a miracle. There's no such thing as miracles.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM · Report this
lizlemon 2
Looks like that bear got his fish sandwich, or he's chomping on something equally delicious.
Posted by lizlemon on October 18, 2012 at 1:03 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 3
@2, I know! I actually cheered aloud! This channel is going to provide me with no end of distractions.
Posted by Cienna Madrid on October 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM · Report this
Dougsf 4
I have a few monitors at work, and this occupied one of them most of the summer. It's probably better than most shows on television.
Posted by Dougsf on October 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM · Report this
Dougsf 5
The clarify, I meant the bear cam.
Posted by Dougsf on October 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 6
I like how the seagulls are circling really close, like the bear is going to share his lunch. Maybe they can get a few leftovers crumbs.
Posted by Gern Blanston on October 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 7
Whoa! Anyone see that big eagle come through, touch down in the water, then fly off? That was excellent.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on October 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 8
Guess it was a hawk. Still, excellent.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on October 18, 2012 at 1:10 PM · Report this
psbirch 9
@7 Aw yeah! It was one of those, "Hey, what's that big bird in the background...wait, isn't that an eagle? Is it flying away NO NO IT'S HEADING STRAIGHT AT...oh, it flew away."
Posted by psbirch on October 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 10
@8, and did you see the hawk that was sitting on a post, in the foreground, just watching the bear fish? We had his profile up close for awhile. It was really cool.
Posted by Cienna Madrid on October 18, 2012 at 1:28 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 11
Every time I see a bear butt I just want to smack it.
Posted by Cienna Madrid on October 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 12
@11 - Is that why we haven't had a Slog Happy since last December at Diesel? Did you get The Stranger into some kind of legal trouble?
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on October 18, 2012 at 1:34 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 13
@11, When I spank urban bear butts, they sue for more spanks, not less.
Posted by Cienna Madrid on October 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 14
Hey, there's two puppies now!
Posted by Gern Blanston on October 18, 2012 at 7:03 PM · Report this
15
6 puppies - 3 girls and 3 boys (according to the sign they put in front of the camera a few minutes ago)
Posted by Dod on October 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM · Report this

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