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Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




IT IS ON!
Fat Bear Week 2021 begins this week with the Fat Bear Jr. contest on September 23rd - 24th, then continues with the REAL CHONKERS during Fat Bear Week, September 29th - October 5th.
VOTE! VOTE!

The site for the history, stats, brackets, and voting: https://explore.org/fat-bear-week

" Choose the fattest bear of the year! Some of the largest brown bears on Earth make their home at Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska. Fat Bear Week is an annual tournament celebrating their success in preparation for winter hibernation.
Fat Bear Week is a single elimination tournament. From September 29th to October 5th, your vote decides who is the fattest of the fat. For each set of two bears, vote for the bear who you think is the fattest. The bear with the most votes advances. Only one will be crowned champion of Fat Bear Week. Matchups will be open for voting between 12 - 10 p.m. Eastern (9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Pacific). Watch the bears of Brooks River everyday on explore.org.


Cameras: https://explore.org/livecams/brown-bears

Even the history of the Mt. Katmai / Novarupta eruption is amazing, it is the largest eruption of the 20th century.
https://www.nps.gov/articles/aps-v11-i1-c2.htm

Brown Bear FAQ: https://www.nps.gov/katm/learn/photosmultimedia/brown-bear-frequently-asked-questions.htm#18

May the fattest bear win!



Of course, remember the guidance for the thread:

Pigsfeet on Rye fucked around with this message at 00:08 on Sep 22, 2021

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CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004





I think 747 will be coming in for another landing this year.

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008






747 crew checking in! Dudeís the size of one, heís got nothing to worry about from these wannabe usurpers. Real magic is in the junior bracket, though.

Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES



CainFortea posted:

I think 747 will be coming in for another landing this year.

Consider me aboard the 747 train because heís already absolutely massive

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008






128 in the junior bracket? You canít convince me thatís not a doggo wearing a mask :3:

Funkysock
Aug 8, 2011



Clapping Larry

Icon Of Sin posted:

747 crew checking in! Dudeís the size of one, heís got nothing to worry about from these wannabe usurpers. Real magic is in the junior bracket, though.

I think you mean ursurpers

:dumbrim:

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004





Funkysock posted:

I think you mean ursurpers

:dumbrim:

This is a major breach of etiquette.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




Fatties Jr:

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




435 looks like the love child of a polar bear. 128 kinda looks like that retouched painting Ecce Homo

FrozenVent
May 1, 2009

The Boeing 737-200QC is the undisputed workhorse of the skies.

I wanna snuggle 132, I don't care if he mauls me.

747 is an obvious favourite, but I have a good feeling about 812 this year. Chunky mama's got spunk.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




FrozenVent posted:

I wanna snuggle 132, I don't care if he mauls me.

747 is an obvious favourite, but I have a good feeling about 812 this year. Chunky mama's got spunk.

Man, 812 really got its chonk on last year

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




Hope Otis makes it back to the contest this year:
"Otis must compete with larger bears while coping with the signs of aging. He was around four to six years old when he was first identified in 2001, which means heís now one of the oldest bears at Brooks River. "

SquirrelyPSU
May 27, 2003




I love you all.

I think I'm in on 435 (Junior Div).

e: Echoing 747 Senior Division.

SquirrelyPSU fucked around with this message at 00:33 on Sep 22, 2021

Radical 90s Wizard
Aug 5, 2008

~SS-18 burning bright,
Bathe me in your cleansing light~


Also onboard with The Captain, 747, just an absolute unit.

Wanna shoutout 32 CHUNK, upcoming contender with a top-tier name and by all accounts just a good dude

quote:

However, his behavior can also be enigmatic. In recent years heís shown a tendency to wait patiently to scavenge leftover salmon and even play with other bears.

Unsure if this is a winning strategy tho :thunk:

MazelTovCocktail
Jun 23, 2012

Gritty's gonna cut you.



909 crew!

My daughter loves itís face, since it looks the most like a puppyís.

Brute Squad
Dec 20, 2006

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human race



Hell yeah! Thanks pigsfeet for beating me to the punch. I'll post up my brackets sometime tomorrow. And a donation bet to the otis fund.

Fat Bear Week is my favorite week of the year.

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

Obscene


I love Divot. She does a great job getting fat while raising cubs :3:

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




Fat Bear week Jr. has been updated, those cubs have made some amazing gains!
https://explore.org/meet-the-bears-fat-bear-week-junior

MazelTovCocktail
Jun 23, 2012

Gritty's gonna cut you.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9JPoz_jesM

MazelTovCocktail fucked around with this message at 20:51 on Sep 22, 2021

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




Great explanation video!

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004





132's cub is very round.

Radical 90s Wizard
Aug 5, 2008

~SS-18 burning bright,
Bathe me in your cleansing light~


I'm backing baby 132 based on sheer cuteness. So rotund

435 Holly is a beast tho, the cub might be too.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




Yeah, I kinda like 132's cub too.

Rodenthar Drothman
May 14, 2013

I think I will continue
watching this twilight world
as long as time flows.

151 Walker looks fat in the most American way possible, I love it.
Heís not a healthy fat bear, his arteries are CLOGGED FROM ALL THE KFC DOUBLE DOWNS I TELL YOU WHAT

FrozenVent
May 1, 2009

The Boeing 737-200QC is the undisputed workhorse of the skies.

435 yearling ainít even trying IMO, 128 got that one on lock.

Canít see him beating 132 though, that cub is a BEAST

ThisIsJohnWayne
Feb 23, 2007
Ooo! Look at me! NO DON'T LOOK AT ME!




909's cub is so cute and self reliant, it's alright if she doesn't get the trophy - she vibes well. And yes 132's cub will take it, lawd that's a fluffy Urs

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

Obscene


I really love 909's cub but just couldn't not vote for the shaggy orb that is 132

Brute Squad
Dec 20, 2006

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human race



I went with 128's yearling



and 132's cub



in the first round. 132's cub may just be fur, but dang that's a chunky fluffball. And 128's yearling is definitely got more bulk than 435's yearling.

Hexyflexy
Sep 2, 2011

asymptotically approaching one



Had to go with 128 and 909 due to awesome chonk and roundness. Also because one's 2^7 and the other one is a drum machine.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




Brute Squad posted:

I went with 128's yearling



and 132's cub



in the first round. 132's cub may just be fur, but dang that's a chunky fluffball. And 128's yearling is definitely got more bulk than 435's yearling.

Voted this ticket also

Brute Squad
Dec 20, 2006

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human race



Voting opens in 15 minutes.



128's yearling is bigger overall for sure, but it's just such a dramatic enchonkening for 132's spring cub.

facialimpediment
Feb 11, 2005

as the world turns


Brute Squad posted:

128's yearling is bigger overall for sure, but it's just such a dramatic enchonkening for 132's spring cub.

If you told me 128's yearling was the same bear in both pictures, I wouldn't quite believe you. That's the standard of a winner. :shobon:

Edit: now I'm not sure if I was talking about 132 or not. WHATEVER, THEY'RE ALL WINNERS

facialimpediment fucked around with this message at 18:13 on Sep 24, 2021

FrozenVent
May 1, 2009

The Boeing 737-200QC is the undisputed workhorse of the skies.

Yeah 132 is extremely chonk, but how cute is 128?

Ugh my conviction wavers.

Brute Squad
Dec 20, 2006

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human race



I ended up going with 132's spring cub. Just an impressive roundness for a cub.

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

Obscene


132's cub all the way :colbert:

ThisIsJohnWayne
Feb 23, 2007
Ooo! Look at me! NO DON'T LOOK AT ME!




132's cub is the most potato, voted.

ASAPI
Apr 20, 2007
I invented the line.



Had to go with 132! This was an unfair matchup this early on. I say the brackets were rigged!

By the vote results it looks like I have picked the favored winner.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof




I like 132, lil' potato in a bearsuit beastie.

Acebuckeye13
Nov 2, 2010

There's only one prescription for Nazism and it's 76mm HVAP





Ultra Carp

132 may as well be a shaggy basketball

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FrozenVent
May 1, 2009

The Boeing 737-200QC is the undisputed workhorse of the skies.

Was gonna go 128, but my girlfriend insisted we go for 132.

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