April 28th, 2012 at 7:26 am

I’m finding a couple of ways to view this picture:

–bear is saying “wheeeee” as it enjoys playing on a trampoline while protected by troopers;

–troopers gaze in amazement as bear levitates.


Source: AP, via NYT

*Bear was tranquilized and safely returned to the wild–but I’ll bet he had some weird dreams for awhile.

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4 comments in reply to "Wheeee!"

  1. D. C. Sessions says:

    When I saw it yesterday, my first thought was, “The Aussies finally got a picture of one.”

  2. Peter Morgan says:

    Bear is not ever going to feel safe up a tree again.

  3. Stevan Davies says:

    I saw something like this once. Bear came on campus, armed forces shot it with a tranquilizer dart, whereupon bear raced way up a tree and passed out. Fire department could do nothing with its ladder truck, but a tree surgeon company came in and elevated somebody up to the bear, pushed it out of the tree whereupon it was caught by game wardens etc. holding a tight blanket.

  4. PaulJ says:

    Definitely the best picture of the day in WaPo. My thought was that without the caption one would think it was a picture of a bear enjoying a trampoline.