Would you rather......

  • joarky123

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    May 07, 2009 6:12 PM GMT
    get mauled by a bear, or attacked by a pack of wolves.

    asked that to one of my outdoorsy type buds. he had a really interesting answer. wondering your thoughts.
  • Timbales

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    May 07, 2009 6:16 PM GMT
    I'd go with being mauled by a bear - better chance of getting away.
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    May 07, 2009 6:16 PM GMT
    I think attacked by a pack of wolves reads better for a dramatic obituary
  • joarky123

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    May 07, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI'd go with being mauled by a bear - better chance of getting away.


    by getting away, i hope you didn't mean by running...

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_fast_can_a_brown_bear_run

    Q: How fast can a brown bear run?
    A: 40 mph!
  • Timbales

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    May 07, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    joarky123 said
    Timberoo saidI'd go with being mauled by a bear - better chance of getting away.


    by getting away, i hope you didn't mean by running...

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_fast_can_a_brown_bear_run

    Q: How fast can a brown bear run?
    A: 40 mph!


    I was hoping it would be a koala. icon_smile.gif
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    May 07, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    I'd rather get mauled by a dozen bears than even see a single wolf. Wolves are the one thing in creation that I have an irrational, crazed hatred and absolute fear of.
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    May 07, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    Bears are fast runners, but they're clumsy and not very nimble. If you're in an area with variable terrain and things to hide behind or climb, your chances are better. Bears just can't change direction as quickly as humans. But If you're in an open area, you're kinda screwed.

    Wait.. are we talking about the actual act of being mauled? Or are we talking about being in a situation where we could be potentially mauled? icon_lol.gif
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    May 07, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    I've been mauled by a doberman and survived...bring on the bear!
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    May 07, 2009 7:18 PM GMT
    xrichx saidBears are fast runners, but they're clumsy and not very nimble. If you're in an area with variable terrain and things to hide behind or climb, your chances are better. Bears just can't change direction as quickly as humans. But If you're in an open area, you're kinda screwed.

    Wait.. are we talking about the actual act of being mauled? Or are we talking about being in a situation where we could be potentially mauled? icon_lol.gif


    And also, this: bears are vastly better at uphill than downhill, as they have (slightly) longer rear legs. They don't run steep downhills all that well.
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    May 07, 2009 7:19 PM GMT

    I'd say bear because either you get away or you don't and if it is the latter, it's fast. With wolves, that could last a while and the thought of several pairs of mashing jaws ripping into me at once, causes me more discomfort than the thought of one big set and the bear probably won't start that until after he's slashed the life out of me....bear.
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    May 07, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    joarky123 said
    Timberoo saidI'd go with being mauled by a bear - better chance of getting away.


    by getting away, i hope you didn't mean by running...

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_fast_can_a_brown_bear_run

    Q: How fast can a brown bear run?
    A: 40 mph!


    Everyone knows that you don't have to run faster than a bear!


    You just have to run faster than your buddy next to you!




    Hehehe.
  • joarky123

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    May 07, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    I was hoping it would be a koala. icon_smile.gif


    you'd better hope it wasn't a koala either...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nMtFnsBsGw
  • jrs1

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    May 07, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    yikes! mauled by a bear for survival chances. you think me and the bear could talk it over some tea ... ? icon_confused.gif
  • Rookz

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    May 07, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    I think I'll destroy nature first before that happens to me. We all have to do our part to prevent this from happening! icon_twisted.gif

    Strike First, Strike Hard!
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    May 07, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    bears:
    gay_bears_in_love_e_10094.jpg


    wolf:
    greggc3.jpg

    sigh....I'll take the bears.
  • Sayrnas

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    May 07, 2009 11:22 PM GMT
    Bear! Being eat my more than one mouth...icon_twisted.gif .... Is rough...
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    May 07, 2009 11:50 PM GMT
    11_the_persuit.jpg

    Although in North America, wolves haven't been dangerous to humans, in Europe there's more history. I recall a painting of a pack of wolves hot on the tail of an open sleigh as it careened over the snow-covered Russian steppes...the horse couldn't outrun them and the frantic woman in the sleigh was tossing her infant as a sacrifice to save herself.

    It terrified me as a child. But I'd still take the wolves over a grizzly.
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    May 07, 2009 11:56 PM GMT
    joarky123 saidget mauled by a bear, or attacked by a pack of wolves.

    asked that to one of my outdoorsy type buds. he had a really interesting answer. wondering your thoughts.

    Ok, so what was your buddy's answer?
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    May 08, 2009 12:20 AM GMT
    This is one of the best "would you rather" dyads that I have seen. I'd go for the pack of wolves, because if I survived, that seems sexier than surviving a bear mauling.
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    May 08, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    So this guy decides to take up hunting. On his first trip into the woods he shoots a bear.
    He feels a tapping on his shoulder and a bigger bear says "That was my brother. I'm either going to eat you or rape you. Which one will it be?"
    He takes the raping.
    After a month of recovery, he goes back into the woods vowing revenge.
    He finds the bear and shoots it, only to feel a tapping on his shoulder again. A larger bear says "That was my son. I'm either going to eat you, or rape you. Pick one."
    Again he takes the rape.
    After many, many months of recovery he vows revenge and goes back to the same spot. Just as he takes aim at the bear he feels a tapping on the shoulder and hears "Admit it. You don't come here for the hunting, do you?"