Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bart the Bear



About 14 years ago we attended the first Vital Ground get together in Montana. It was before the movie celebrities got involved.

The guy who was the inspiration for Hayduke in "Monkey Wrench Gang", Doug Peacock, was there. So was Jean Craighead George, the writer. Her brothers were some of the first in the usa to study grizzlies. It was a very wonderful weekend.

This is a picture of Doug Seus with his much loved movie bear Bart. Bart passed away a few years ago. Doug did a training demonstration for us all, with Bart, that was one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced. He trained Bart using baked beans , Hawaiian Punch and love. In this shot he's ladling the baked beans. You can see a can of punch in his belt pack.

4 comments:

stray g said...

funny! I think baked beans,Hawaiian Punch, and love might work on me, too.

Namowal said...

Who knew bears liked baked beans? Maybe I should take a can with me the next time I go into the woods. That way if I meet a bear I have a negotiating tool.
BTW, any of you ever heard of the guy in Alaska who hangs out with local bears? I think he's out of his mind- yet I envy his boldness:
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearfarm.asp

Fearless Freep said...

I bet bear gas must be awesome. Wouldn't light a match around Bart.

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I think this bear is beautiful, but I wouldn't have touch it because it is huge. I know this bear might kill me.