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Elusive Japanese 'Ninja' bear killed

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Wishing the bear a speedy recovery..

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The bear is dead? No recovery.

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Very dead!

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Wishing the bear a speedy recovery..

In what world that you live in do living animals that are KILLED experience a "speedy recovery?"

Elusive Japanese 'Ninja' bear killed

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Pretty sure the spirit of the forest wont be pleased

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Typical Japanese. Just kill it.

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Was it male or female?

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So David, enlighten us, what would Americans do with a bear that starts to regularly attack livestock?

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Was it male or female?

According to previous reports a male.

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20221013/k00/00m/040/261000c

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Was it male or female?

Clearly a male, or it would have been a kunoichi bear.

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The brown bears in Hokkaido are a subspecies of the North American grizzly. It would be a very interesting story to hear someone scientific explain how they got all the way to Japan.

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The brown bears in Hokkaido are a subspecies of the North American grizzly. 

The Ussuri Brown Bear is not related to the larger North American Brown Bear. It is a subspecies of the Eurasian Brown Bear.

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Its habit of not eating the dairy cows that it attacked -- only half of its 66 victims died -- confused experts, and it eluded years of efforts to capture or kill it.

The ursine equivalent of cow tipping?

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Poor Bear, NO need to kill, Trap, Tag, then Relocate is what needed to be done.

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“In what world that you live in do living animals that are KILLED experience a "speedy recovery?”

I thought a few people would take that literally. Of course it’s dead!

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RIP ninja bear!

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I thought a few people would take that literally. Of course it’s dead!

It made me laugh.

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Lol, Bear with the code name Oso, like in Spanish.

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A while back, when a JGSDF gate guard was attacked by a similar bear, many were saying “why didn’t they just shoot it.”

The news is saying it took three 30.06 shots, to the head, to take this bear down.

Standard NATO 5.56mm would’ve probably required the entire 30 round mag.

And that SDF camp was in an urban area.

I remember in Alaska, there was a notorious bear, who, when was finally killed was found to have multiple bullets embedded in it’s body and skull from previous encounters.

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Even though it was a nasty bear (maybe stressed out), it's a shame that they had to kill it and couldn't relocate it somewhere more isolated, maybe even to another country.

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Poor Bear, NO need to kill, Trap, Tag, then Relocate is what needed to be done.

Yeah like just where are they going to relocate it? Russia?

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I thought a few people would take that literally. Of course it’s dead!

Yeah, right, "speedy recovery" then makes even less sense, no joke there either.

Nice try,

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Yeah, right, "speedy recovery" then makes even less sense, no joke there either.

Huh? The joke lay in the silliness of the differential between the fact that the bear is clearly dead, and wishing it a recovery.

Fair if you don't get it, but the joke is there, due to the misdirect. As I said, I laughed when I first read it, as clearly it wasn't serious. Clearly to me at least, and this poster's comments have shown that I was correct.

I mean, what kind of moron would you have to be to think it could recover?

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“Yeah, right, "speedy recovery" then makes even less sense, no joke there either.

Nice try,”

I don’t think the bear is reading this comments feed.

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Tranquilizer darts wa?

If they had to kill it, I hope the gibier fans ate it at least.

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I'm not a fan of zoos, but why not relocate him to one. Certainly better than killing a living being.

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If it were us,we'd tranq it,pop it in a RIB,quick jolly to disputin isles,leave it to bother the Ruskies.

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MarkToday  09:10 am JST

Poor Bear, NO need to kill, Trap, Tag, then Relocate is what needed to be done.

In most cases true, But when a bear develops a cattle killing pattern, or a human eating one, the only response is to euthanize it (ie; kill it). This is the same procedure applied throughout the world, including the US Forestry Service.

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Bears are not vegetarian.

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Yubaru

I thought a few people would take that literally. Of course it’s dead!

Yeah, right, "speedy recovery" then makes even less sense, no joke there either

The joke lies in the juxtaposition of two opposing, contradictory or foolish ideas. It is a common comic method.

I found it funny at least!

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This particular bear was a very big problem. It's a good thing it was finally culled.

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I agree with David Brent and Euro Dude...the underlying Japanese knee-jerk reaction is always to subjugate and to dominate Nature, (which they subconsciously distrust and fear) and then to kill or eliminate.

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> YubaruToday 11:05 am JST

Poor Bear, NO need to kill, Trap, Tag, then Relocate is what needed to be done.

Yeah like just where are they going to relocate it? Russia?

Canada.

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> wallaceToday 04:44 pm JST

Bears are not vegetarian.

I have a friend from Canada and she lives beside deer and bears and other animals. bears do eat apples, berries and fish.

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@quercetum No it was binary!!! LMFAO

Was it male or female?

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Bears are vegetarian. This is murder.

I have a friend from Canada and she lives beside deer and bears and other animals. bears do eat apples, berries and fish.

Bears are omnivores.

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Relocate it? Why the hell not! Alaska? Russia? It was just one confused bear. Did they really have to kill it?

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I remember in Alaska, there was a notorious bear, who, when was finally killed was found to have multiple bullets embedded in it’s body and skull from previous encounters.

True story from the mid 1980s when I was on active duty and we read the Naval Safety Center weekly report. There as a big Kodiak brown bear on the runway at NAS Kodiak. The ops department sent two sailors out to kill it, with .45 caliber handguns. They both unloaded their clips on the bears head to no apparent effect other than to enrage him. Tragically the bear killed both sailors. It took a professional hunter with a high powered rifle to kill the bear. During the necropsy the .45 caliber bullets were found to have mushroomed out on the bears skull but none penetrated it. I have always remembered that story because I felt so bad for the two sailors, probably some young men from a big city somewhere with little or no experience with big wild animals who didn't know any better. Their leadership, probably city slickers themselves, let those two sailors down.

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Desert Tortoise

That is one tough bear. You’d think the bullets displacing all their inertia by stopping in the bear’s skull would’ve at least knocked it out unconscious.

I’m not sure if the bear I heard of while doing parachute drills at JBER was the same one, because there were not many details other than “there were about a dozen old bullets in it’s rib cage and skull.” But there are definitely similarities.

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