Bears are nature's most adorable killing machines. Sometimes children and stoners forget the killing machine part. Children get a pass because you have to admit we sort of confuse them with all those teddy bears we tell them to play with.
Stoners have no excuses. If you're going to smoke pot you're taking on the responsibility of handling your high. If you get high and go to the supermarket that means remembering to stop at the checkout counter and buy your Doritos instead of just walking out the door. If you're going to get high and go to the laundromat that means remembering not to pour bleach in with your colors. And if you get high at a wild bear park it means remembering that bears will eat you.
I know there's a tendency to feel at one with nature when you're stoned. I've felt that way myself at times. But what is nature? It's the natural state of our environment. And around bears our natural state is to be a disemboweled pile of flesh.
A Montana man by the name of Brock Hopkins forgot this. While at a privately owned bear park he got high and started feeding a grizzly bear named Red. Not surprisingly, Red mauled him.
He survived and later sued the park for workmens' comp. He claims he was working there at the time. The owner said he was just helping out and was warned not to feed the bears.
I'm sure it sucks to be mauled by a bear but a privately owned bear park shouldn't have to pay for this guy's compensation if he went around feeding the bears, stoned or not.
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