August 11, 2013

There's this one tree. It's really great....

10 comments:

Big Mike said...

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.

Shouting Thomas said...

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.

Original Mike said...

I'm struck by how boring it must be to be a bear.

Original Mike said...

Huh? No Uncle Walter.

fivewheels said...

New York wants to charge sales tax for this.

Peter Hoh said...

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."

FleetUSA said...

Hey, let's have a back scratching party. We could call it Democrat or Republican.

Firehand said...

It's a bearnip tree!

Robert Cook said...

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?

EDH said...

"Does a bear shit in the woods?"

The Charmin "Enjoy the Go" toilet paper ads featuring cartoon bears are getting out of control.