Monday, March 03, 2008


In just one year, Knut went from a cuddly baby bear

to a horrifying killing machine.

This post was brought to you by my lifelong fear of polar bears.


John said...

Is this just a general fear of what might happen if you met one snout-to-face (pretty well justified, I'd say) or is it that the polar bears are specifically out to get you for some reason -

which would be cool, as I've never met anyone who's managed to offend the polar bear community before.

J.D. said...

Awwww! He looks like he's eat that child! Soooo cute!

Bubs said...

Constant vigilance. With polar bears, as with alligators.

Ever read about polar bear tours? They go out on these camper trucks with insanely huge wheels to keep the tourists away from the bears, who are the most fearsome predators in the world.

Lee said...

I like how cool that kid is. I mean dude I jump at tv shows, this kid has a giant polar bear trying to kill him.
Probably read the golden compass too many times.

SamuraiFrog said...

John: It's another of those childhood fears that the Field Museum and an over-sensitive imagination are responsible for. And then, when I was a kid, some high school kid got killed by a polar bear at my zoo. Fucking polar bears.

J.D.: Oh, they'll get you sooner or later.

Bubs: I've read about those. Those gigantic wheels look funny at first until you realize how necessary they are.

Lee: He's one cool little customer, alright.