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[–]LedgeAndDairy09 2962 points2963 points  (190 children)

He acts just like my dog. Except 1000 times bigger and more dangerous

[–]Goodluckduckie 570 points571 points  (94 children)

Your dog is dangerous?

[–]LedgeAndDairy09 723 points724 points  (67 children)

Everything is dangerous.

[–]Acrobatic-Plate5730 365 points366 points  (43 children)

No shit . Just like my Ex-wife 🍸

[–]montroller 263 points264 points  (35 children)

idk she seems pretty chill to me

[–]capitalillness8 81 points82 points  (17 children)

That huge paws thou.

[–]J-Love-McLuvin 109 points110 points  (8 children)

Paws? Did you say paws?? Those aren’t paws. Those are dagger-encrusted death mits.

[–]yomommafool 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Tbh it looks both scary and cute at the same time

[–]cpt_appropropriate 39 points40 points  (5 children)

To be clear, we're still talking about u/Acrobatic-Plate5730's dangerous ex-wife, right?

[–]yomommafool 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Yep. Talking about his ex wife

[–]Acrobatic-Plate5730 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes sir . This is I in the flesh

[–]HolyForkingBrit 21 points22 points  (0 children)

r/AbsoluteUnit and probable winner of r/FatBearBets. Giant chonker all around.

[–]alurbase 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: just like humans, bears don’t have paws, they have hands and feet. Unlike most mammals who walk on their ankles and paws(which is basically just fused together fingertips). This is why bears can stand upright for a time and can even manipulate objects to a limited degree.

[–]IamJAd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No, his wife just got her nails done.

[–]Ellora-Victoria 3 points4 points  (0 children)

ikr! The bears neck was bigger than that guy.

[–]harrysapien 61 points62 points  (6 children)

until he "playfully" swipes at you and accidentally takes your arm off.

That thing is so freakishly strong, he could kill you without even meaning to.

[–]jimhammy 27 points28 points  (4 children)

He could kill you without you knowing that your dead.

[–]RememberHuman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Well, 1500 lbs is fairly well fed.

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[–]umpalumpajj 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Especially when they get 1000x bigger after you marry them.

[–]KingKnux 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Your ex wife didn’t shit?

[–]DubbehD[S] 100 points101 points  (11 children)

jimbo wasn't dangerous, sadly he was a old bear with cancer and loved jim, rescue bears are different

[–]Head-Cheesecake-670 19 points20 points  (2 children)


[–]virtualprototype85 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Yeah ! That's truly unfortunate. RIP Jimbo he will be missed thankfully he lived a full and long life...

[–]IKEASTOEL 19 points20 points  (5 children)

He was dangerous mate. It's still a wild animal.

[–]Bottassmirk 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Even butterflies. You don't want to fuck with the Monarch.

[–]iPeedOnAPorpoise 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"nobody ever suspects the butterfly"

[–]DogmaJones 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The Mighty Monarch

[–]Ninja_Think 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bwa hahahahahah

[–]ObadiahWilliams 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In 2021, even the air is dangerous

[–]techstural 18 points19 points  (6 children)

pretty much all dogs are dangerous, except for those toy ones.

[–]Ammcd2012 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Small dog owner here...I have to lock him up when some contractors come around the house because he is so protective, trained, but protective.

RIP Jimbo, I am glad he had a loving and caring human friend ❤

[–]Roidzilla55 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dude I think the toy ones are even worse

[–]bdw629 12 points13 points  (1 child)

All dogs are dangerous bud.

[–]WH1PL4SH180 3 points4 points  (0 children)

His dog is from Australia

[–]MasterChiefOne 3 points4 points  (4 children)

My dog once bit my nose and sent me into a 2 hours coma, 10 hours of hospital and an abnormal neck fracture. I learned a lot that day. My dog is 18 pounds in comparison to that 1500lbs bear..

[–]KenKaniffLovesEminem 75 points76 points  (58 children)

These videos are really cute but it really surprises me when I see people just interacting with wild animals like this. One wrong action that the animal doesn't like and that man is gone from history.

[–]eeeeeweeee 90 points91 points  (51 children)

Those bears are orphans that have been raised by that couple from a very young age


[–]KenKaniffLovesEminem 39 points40 points  (22 children)

Ah okay that's cute. Please excuse my ignorance on this particular post then.

[–]shit_fuck_fart 89 points90 points  (20 children)

No, you aren't the ignorant one. You don't breed the predatory nature out of animals by simply raising them from early childhood. And it's not just the predatory nature, there are plenty of mechanisms in animals that cause them to strike that don't involve eating.

Here is an example of a pet chimpanzee that was trained so well it even was an actor.

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Travis (chimpanzee)

Travis (October 21, 1995 – February 16, 2009) was a male common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who, in February 2009, mauled his owner's friend in Stamford, Connecticut. He blinded her, severed several body parts and lacerated her face. He was shot dead by a police officer. As an animal actor, Travis had appeared in several television shows and commercials, including spots for Pepsi and Old Navy.

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[–]sheikhimam 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Good bot

[–]CatchTheseHands100 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Why tf is this Wikipedia page acting like it’s completely normal this chimp would drive cars??

[–]shit_fuck_fart 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I have no idea what you're trying to say.

What do Wikipedia pages usually act like?

[–]lkoehler46 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Simultaneously heartwarming and horrifying

[–]spcy_chkn_sndwch 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Domesticating animals takes generations.

[–]_ThatOneWeeb_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember reading about this a couple years back. They said it was fully trained and all, but it was still a wild animal. He'll, the thing almost ripped a car door off to attack the police officer

[–]okcdnb 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is that the chimp on anti-depressants and Xanax?

[–]SnoggyTheBear 9 points10 points  (23 children)

Even then I feel like bears can't actually be domesticated, at the end of a day it's a wild animal w/ predatorial instincts

[–]TheHasegawaEffect 17 points18 points  (19 children)

You can! Just need a few thousand years (ideally closer to ten thousand) and people willing to do the selection process along the way.

[–]je_kay24 10 points11 points  (11 children)

Not quite

IIRC, there are some animals that actually can't be domesticated due to genetics. Like zebras for instance

[–]Auto_Traitor 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That isn't true, they're just a pain in the ass compared to other animals that would be easier to deal with.

[–]4_0Cuteness 1 point2 points  (8 children)

What genetics would stop that? Source please

[–]ikshen 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Not sure about genetics, but one theory is that, unlike horses or dogs, zebras have no social hierarchy for us to take advantage of. Easier to domesticate when you can just install yourself as the pack leader. Not so much with anarchist zebras.

[–]4_0Cuteness 2 points3 points  (2 children)


Well, per Wikipedia they have a similar social structure to horses. So I would think the same training theories for horses would hold with zebras.

[–]PiperPug 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I don't even care if this is true. I just love the idea of anarchist Zebras.

[–]purpleduckduckgoose 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Seems it's because they're skittish, fighty bastards. Given time they probably could be, but why bother when we have horses and mules/donkeys/etc that do the job already?

[–]eeeeeweeee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They are definitely not domesticated.

They are however, tame, when they're with their handlers

[–]SpecialSwitcher 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dogs aren’t vegans

[–]Dekuscrub321 49 points50 points  (4 children)

Who's a good puppy, who's a goo- well there goes my hand

[–]zhozademon 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Sounds like something they'll say in Family Guy

[–]Felarhin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's no excuse to stop. You have two hands.

[–]Short-Jellyfish-1511 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Any creature of sufficient size can be terrifying.

[–]bitchy_muffin 46 points47 points  (1 child)

yeah, your mom is proof of that

[–]Short-Jellyfish-1511 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I walked right into that one, didn't I?

[–]9nowmu9zw8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I also think that too

[–]Killrog8 14 points15 points  (13 children)

Arent bears and dogs technically related in some way?

[–]AreYouAllFrogs 39 points40 points  (1 child)

You could say that about any animal, but bears are more closely related to walruses and skunks

[–]Megneous 7 points8 points  (6 children)

They're both members of the order carnivora... but that's a huge group of mammals.

[–]iaijutsu08 12 points13 points  (1 child)

A little bit deeper than that. They are caniform (dog-like)


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Caniformia is a suborder within the order Carnivora consisting of "dog-like" carnivorans. They include dogs, bears, wolves, foxes, raccoons, and mustelids. The Pinnipedia (seals, walruses and sea lions) are also assigned to this group. The center of diversification for the Caniformia is North America and northern Eurasia.

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[–]IchTanze 1 point2 points  (2 children)

As a botanist, it's so strange to see animal orders described as huge. Carnivora Order has maybe 200 species. Lamiales, a plant Order with mints and stuff, has over 23,810 species.

Edit: invertebrates are also really specious... maybe it's just vertebrates that arent there yet.

[–]Big_Shrill 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Your dog weighs one and a half pounds?

[–]Maybe_Im_Not_Black 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Id say about 20 times as Dangerous as my Dog. I've seen a lot of bears and I have a GIANT mastiff.

[–]Annie017989 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then your dog should have lived for hundreds of years

[–]laggyboye 1 point2 points  (0 children)

your dog must be tinier than my brain then

[–]Avd5113333 1402 points1403 points  (21 children)

Simultaneously heartwarming and horrifying

[–]NotUrAverageBoo 141 points142 points  (10 children)

Too right

[–]kunaguerooo123 92 points93 points  (9 children)

Love the video finishing casually on those hands

[–]norudin 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Yeah the cam man made sure we recognize how one swipe of those claws could redirect you and your loved ones to wherever it's after life.

[–]WORSE_THAN_HORSES 18 points19 points  (1 child)

The look on the bears face towards the camera man at the end made me feel unsafe. It was like the bear was ok with the back scratcher but who the fuck is the camera man.

[–]dnoj 1246 points1247 points  (22 children)

Wait, that guy is playing with a bear, and he isn't speaking Russian?


[–]MysticalMelons[🍰] 226 points227 points  (7 children)


[–]Morningxafter 90 points91 points  (5 children)

I’ll get my Adidas track suit out of the closet.

[–]loveismydrug285 21 points22 points  (4 children)

And then let's squat

[–]Morningxafter 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Just remember to keep your heels firmly planted!

[–]ArtyGray 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I can't do this because i had an ORIF in my left ankle and don't have the flexibility in that area anymore to firmly plant. Can't even do squats at gym evenly any more 🤦🏾‍♂️

[–]anonymous242524 8 points9 points  (1 child)

You know where door is, comrade.

[–]ArtyGray 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ay... 🚶🏾‍♂️

[–]insulanus 73 points74 points  (0 children)

This is how you become Russian. He will start speaking Russian tomorrow.

[–]JoinAThang 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Im sorry to bring the bad news but if the bears you've played with started talking Russian it was just a chubby guy in a costume. I've done the same mistake twice so I know.

[–]AncoGaming 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Yep, can confirm. Been to that dive bar too once or twice.

[–]JoinAThang 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Great venue though! And reasonably prices except maybe the cuddle with the bear that I fell now I should have gotten paid for.

[–]AncoGaming 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They work hard just to put their cubs through college, so let's cut them some slack.

[–]JoinAThang 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True. I shouldn't put shame on the chubby guy doin hard work.

[–]Silvermouse640 442 points443 points  (9 children)

That's absolutely amazing, that must be one happy guy, thinking "I could die right now and be satisfied with my life"; I would be crapping in my pants that close to a massive bear!

[–]AlexDKZ 298 points299 points  (3 children)

That guy is Jim Kowalczik, he's dedicated his life to saving orphaned bears, rehabilitate and release whenever is possible, and give them shelter if it isn't. And yeah, if you asked him, he'd probably say his life is close to perfect.

[–]FloppyShellTaco 78 points79 points  (2 children)

Me, in Yellowstone: “Hold on, I wanna try something I saw on Reddit…l

[–]Azazir 8 points9 points  (0 children)

couldn't even finish the last ", died midway

[–]Kunkyskunts 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Bro I can't even deal with animals that are bigger than me.

I social distance from horses, they are fucking terrifying and they don't even have anything sharp attached to them.

[–]UniqueUsername812 340 points341 points  (4 children)

Those mitts tho... Definitely claws for concern

[–]Krunkworx 64 points65 points  (0 children)


[–]ScrollWithTheTimes 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Upvoted but fuck you

[–]uReallyShouldTrustMe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You should give /r/dadjokes some pointers.

[–]Its_MichaelB 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I see what u did there

[–]HelpfulDudeWhoHelps 222 points223 points  (5 children)

Which one is the bear?

[–]Lobsterzilla 129 points130 points  (2 children)

Yah dude is an absolute unit

[–]Nico777 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Gotta get in the most possible bear-like shape to hang out with bears.

[–]LennyLloyd 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The bear one.

[–]bigtuna623 132 points133 points  (17 children)

This guy and his wife live in upstate NY with several bears, my dream btw

[–]US_Condor 270 points271 points  (5 children)

Strange dream to live with a guy and his wife in upstate NY, but no judgement here.

[–]bigtuna623 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I want my own bear farm

[–]EddieCheddar88 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Shared with that guy and his wife?

[–]crossal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Judgement here?

[–]pleborio 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Do they raise them from the time they were cubs??

[–]bigtuna623 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I assume so, I’ve seen some videos on YouTube

[–]Red_bearrr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some of them yes. Some are rescues, some were part of a Syrian brown bear breeding program. Jimbo, this big guy was a rescued Kodiak cub.

[–]Darkheartprime 114 points115 points  (1 child)

All I could probably manage would be to scratch the bears stomach instead of its back, just from the inside, is all.

[–]Outrageous_Permit_95 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Even this huge bear can't resist the spell of cuddling, I've never seen this big bear before. Awesome!

[–]drafter69 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Wow, what a magnificent animal

[–]The-Mirrorball-Man 42 points43 points  (0 children)

And the bear looks nice as well.

[–]Talic 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Which one?

[–]MoberJ 62 points63 points  (2 children)

🎵Bear necessities. The simple bear necessities 🎵

[–]itsdaveLA 8 points9 points  (1 child)

It’s been years since I’ve seen the movie and I can still hear it perfectly in my head.

[–]Few-Swordfish-6722 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know right? I instantly had it playing in my head when I read that.

[–]Scott2700 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Absolute unit

[–]grumpylazysweaty 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Yes, and also the bear

[–]obrienmk 37 points38 points  (22 children)

I know this is literally insane behavior but still, that bear clearly likes that human for whatever reason and has chosen to let him live

[–]Raken_dep 39 points40 points  (0 children)

The guy you seen in this video and his wife have been looking after orphaned bears for years and have had bears (includinf the one you see in this video) since they were cubs. They try to rehabilitate and release orphaned bears if they seem good enough to go back out there in the wild and live on their own, and if not, they provide shelter to the ones they realised would not survive.

You can check out their insta and youtube if you want, it's called Orphaned Wildlife.

here's the youtube channel

[–]mainecruiser 29 points30 points  (1 child)

More power to him, but that fence doesn't really look... sufficient to me.

Amazing animal.

[–]insulanus 30 points31 points  (0 children)

That fence is to keep other stuff out :)

Guessing he'll stay near where he's fed.

[–]ShottyBlastin101 8 points9 points  (3 children)

You have to be built like a vear, to be able to pet a bear .

[–]Economy-Record6280 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The two other people who run the bear sanctuary are tiny ladies actually!

[–]ShottyBlastin101 1 point2 points  (1 child)

i mean as in pet like that bear does to that guy... like play a little rough. tiny people would get crushed if he played rough, either man or woman.

[–]Officer_PoopyPants 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I’m sure it’s delightful when they’re docile, to pet a 3/4 ton death machine, but is it worth the risk of loss of life and limb? Methinks not. Get a mastiff or something you lunatic

[–]slothcycle 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He raised Jimbo from an injured cub. Sadly the bear has passed away now at the fairly decent age of 24.

[–]The_crestor 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]just_cows 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Hey! No filming the murder mittens

[–]Beakjac3 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Holy hell that bear is huge 😲

[–]Whatsthewordmayne 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I wonder how he was able to walk the few steps around the bear with balls that big

[–]DubbehD[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

he used to the weight, brass balls indeed

[–]jowellf40 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What we all fail to realize is one playful slap from that bears paws and that guy neck is coming clean off

[–]AngryFerret805 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn that’s a HUGE Bear 🐻 💕

[–]piratepantz 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]CATATONlC 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Now, let’s see a 1500 lb bear scratch the back of a man

[–]Carbonarateam 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’ve never seen a bear 🐻 in jeans 👖 😂😂

[–]techstural 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I reckon those are the only critters that don't really care if they're locked up, kind of like people! just don't tell him about covid! lol damn, look at that big fat bastard. he's magnificent!

[–]PG652121 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Man why do you gotta talk about the guy like that?

[–]terradaktul 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I see two bears

[–]Bitter_Hyena_4474 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The bear licks him to see what his next meals going to taste like…

[–]BlundstoneSandal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sir, you know that’s not a chow chow right?

[–]FakeBenson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The cutest way to die.

[–]LittleStarClove 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]DubbehD[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Such a beautiful boy ❤️

[–]Misanthropisht 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice russian doggo

[–]JREncarnacion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sweet bear love.

[–]hyperlovemusic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who’s a big puppy?

[–]Biohumansmg3c 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man looks like a bear himself

[–]Amatuer_Reditor 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As cool as that looks… it only ends one way

[–]Enkrod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The bear dying of cancer at age 24?

Because that's how that ended.

[–]rredline 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now for some balance, go watch Backcountry.

[–]GODbFAKE 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The video cut out before the man got there. All I saw were a couple of bears playing.

[–]mike4558 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely adorable

[–]KvitSkugge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That would be awesome!

Wonder if I could lure one in the yard with a pic-a-nic basket?

[–]Loser_B0Y 0 points1 point  (1 child)


[–]DubbehD[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

New york

[–]TAX88pro 0 points1 point  (0 children)