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So who's going to tell the bears that they can't use the tree for scratching their backs? Not me, that's for sure.
Bears are, indeed, inveterate back and butt scratchers. I've got a momma black bear who sits on my porch and scratches her back and butt against the corner posts.My desk is just a few feet away and I get a good view of her. She knows I'm there, and she doesn't care so long as I don't make any moves toward her.
I'm struck by how boring it must be to be a bear.
Huh? No Uncle Walter.
New York wants to charge sales tax for this.
Our extended family includes "Uncle Sam," who is a particularly gifted storyteller. There's a bear tree near his cabin, and his explanation of the tree -- and what bears do there -- got quite a giggle from my kids when they were little. Bears, who normally live solitary lives in the woods, use bear trees to communicate with each other. The bears mark the tree, reach up as high as they can to claw at it, and rub their butt against it.In Sam's telling, it goes like this: "I'm a bear, I'm this tall, and my butt smells like this."
Hey, let's have a back scratching party. We could call it Democrat or Republican.
It's a bearnip tree!
I wonder if bears ever scratch each other's backs in the absence of a handy tree, or if they even know they could do so?
"Does a bear shit in the woods?"The Charmin "Enjoy the Go" toilet paper ads featuring cartoon bears are getting out of control.
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