As it has turned out, it seems that even our woodland friends sometimes enjoy the taste of vines and grapes. And just like most of us, sometimes they end up drinking too much beer, and the result is as expected.
We all know bears and beer go hand in hand. But here’s an incident where a bruin preferred a local beer brand. A black bear was found passed out on the lawn in Washington state after guzzling down three dozen cans of a local bear.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife agents found the bear passed out at the campground of the Baker Lake Resort, currently known as the Swift Creek Compound, in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Agents also found clues that the bear passed out after drinking too much beer. Three dozens of empty cans, 36 in total, were found scattered near the beast full of bear’s teeth holes, and claw marks.
The animal seems so intelligent. And it knew where the brew was kept.
The bear apparently got into the camper’s cooler and used its claws and teeth to open the cans. And not just any can.
Lisa Broxton, a bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort, said:
“We noticed a bear sleeping on the common lawn and wondered what was going on until we discovered that there were a lot of beer cans lying around.”
“He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer.”
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck reported that the bear tried one can of Busch, and it didn’t like the brew. And the bruin left the rest of Busch cans untouched and sticking to Rainier beer. It guzzled down 36 cans.
Bill Heinck remarked:
“This is a new one for me. I’ve known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference.”
The wildlife agents tried to chase the animal from the compound, but it was too drunk to remember its way home. It just climbed a tree to sleep it off.
However, after a few hours, agents finally managed to capture the beast, but it returned the following morning.
The agents were compelled to use a big humane trap for the bear and baiting the animal with donuts, honey, and two cans of Rainer beer.
Probably suffering from hangovers, the bear couldn’t resist what the agents offered. It was captured and safely relocated.