It’s not rare to stumble upon a campground in the PNW and see a bunch of empty Rainier Beer cans but seeing a passed out bear amongst all that Vitamin-R?
Now that you don’t see everyday.
State Fish and Wildlife officials in Washington are reporting that a bear got drunk off 36 Rainier’s while partying at Baker Lake Resort. The bear ultimately passed out near the campground. Campground bookeeper, Lisa Broxson told NBC News, “He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer.”
Actually, the bear did try just one Busch but seems to prefer Vitamin-R’s Yakima Valley flavor instead.
After imbibing the 30+ rack of beer, the bear was chased into a tree by wildlife officials. He proceeded to sleep it off in the tree for roughly four hours. In the morning, the bear proceeded to look for some more Rainier, at which point Fish and Wildlife personnel trapped the bear using doughnuts, honey, and two opened Rainier cans.
Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck commented on the unusual bear bender saying, “I’ve known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference.”
Oh yeah and in case you forgot…
Find the entire NBC News article here: Bear downs 36 beers, passes out at campground
*Quotes courtesy of NBC News