Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Expedition Grizzly

An interesting show coming up on National Geographic follows a man and his bear friend Brutus on a year-long exploration of Yellowstone Country bears.  Among the many interesting photos and comments on the website, I particularly enjoyed this one from the Q&A Section:

“What have you learned from Grizzly Bears?

Insight from Brutus: If it is physically possible, then it is done. If not, it isn't.
After weighing a boulder in at one ton, we used a tractor to lift it to place a piece of salmon under it. Soon after, Brutus caught the scent of the salmon and walked to the boulder. In one swift move, he pushed the boulder to the side and happily devoured the salmon. Then it dawned on me as I stood next to my friend.  He doesn't worry much; he is not handicapped by his mind. If his body isn't capable of doing it, then that is his only limitation. He does not sit there and contemplate, or make excuses; he just does all he can. Then goes and takes a nap in the sunshine.

How great would it be if we could all live that way?”

The National Geo website is: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/expedition-grizzly-3909/Overview1#tab-photo-albums

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Sunshine on Discovery Bay

Sunshine on Discovery Bay
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