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Brute Squad
Dec 20, 2006

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human race



Congrats to 132's Spring Cub!

https://twitter.com/KatmaiNPS/status/1441568250127470592?s=20

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Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Yay, 132's piglet wins!

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

The ocean is calling and I must go




so much attitude packed into that little potato

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Contestants are up! Otis is back, and an new bear named Popeye is there!

https://explore.org/meet-the-bears#popeye

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008




131 has some serious chonk, as does 480. I donít think anyone is large enough to knock 747 off the pedestal, but it wonít be by a comfortable margin :stare:

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

My "Not Vincent Price" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.




Smellrose

OH LAWD 747 COMIN

Wrong Theory
Aug 27, 2005

Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code


32 Chunk ain't fuckin around this year :black101: That scar!

Radical 90s Wizard
Aug 5, 2008

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


goddamn that's gnarly

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004




Jesus. 747 looks like he ATE another bear.

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

The ocean is calling and I must go



Walker looks like he has to drag his stomach along the ground to move

Terrifying Effigies
Oct 22, 2008

Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up.



747 is just two bears in a bear costume.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

as a person who never leaves my house I have felt covid is the best thing that ever happened to me. But instead of enjoying this, I now spend up to 16 hours a day posting weird fake vaccine news and medical advice on some weird idea I can extend covid and keep pretending I'm a shut in on propose.

quote:

When 747 was first identified in 2004, he was a relatively young bear, only a few years old and unable to compete with larger bears for the most preferred fishing locations. Since then, he has grown into his identification number.

747 is a skilled and efficient angler. Heís most often found fishing in the jacuzzi or near the far pool. Only rival males of comparable size, of which there are very few, can challenge him for fishing spots. Despite his great size, 747 yielded to the riverís most dominant bear, 856, for many years until summer 2021. This past July, 747 asserted his dominance over his long-time rival to become the riverís most dominant male bear.

Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

5'5", IQ 81




Personally I'm very impressed by 128 and 480. I'm not sure they're quite the overall fattest bears but they've had amazing glow ups considering how thin they were in July.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Yeah, Otis 480 looks like an antlerless moose in July, but by September he's become colossal. Amazing gains in just two months.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

as a person who never leaves my house I have felt covid is the best thing that ever happened to me. But instead of enjoying this, I now spend up to 16 hours a day posting weird fake vaccine news and medical advice on some weird idea I can extend covid and keep pretending I'm a shut in on propose.

Grazer (128) put on all that weight while caring for a yearling, and that yearling did well for herself, too.

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004




Platystemon posted:

Grazer (128) put on all that weight while caring for a yearling, and that yearling did well for herself, too.



TWO yearlings.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

as a person who never leaves my house I have felt covid is the best thing that ever happened to me. But instead of enjoying this, I now spend up to 16 hours a day posting weird fake vaccine news and medical advice on some weird idea I can extend covid and keep pretending I'm a shut in on propose.

Appropriate music for a black bear gatecrashing Fat Bear Week:

https://twitter.com/CaseyJPod/status/1441965271493890049

SquirrelyPSU
May 27, 2003




:lol: I meant to post that earlier.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Platystemon posted:

Appropriate music for a black bear gatecrashing Fat Bear Week:

https://twitter.com/CaseyJPod/status/1441965271493890049

JFC, that's a fat mofo there.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

My "Not Vincent Price" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.




Smellrose

I kinda want someone to follow the bears around with a tuba.

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

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


The Gathering
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FAYmHcsXMAkWP_W?format=jpg&name=large

Wrong Theory
Aug 27, 2005

Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code


New video of the contestants! Chunk scratching himself is :3:

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

If reincarnation is a real thing I hope I come back as a fat brown bear. I think that is technically going backwards in the Buddhist philosophy (I think the goal is to become a Buddhist monk and then attain Nirvana) but whatever. I can sit around and eat salmon in freezing waters all day and then sleep like half the year.

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

The ocean is calling and I must go



Pigsfeet on Rye posted:

Yeah, Otis 480 looks like an antlerless moose in July, but by September he's become colossal. Amazing gains in just two months.

Yeah I think he had one of the most impressive transitions - ribs showing through to tank

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


First brackets are up for voting until 9:00pm EDT!
https://explore.org/fat-bear-week

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008




Holly vs Grazer is a tough one, but I went with Holly. Grazerís chonk-up was strong, but still didnít quite reach Hollyís girth.

Popeye vs Walker? Please, Walkerís got that one all day long :colbert:

Rodenthar Drothman
May 14, 2013

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

These bears are so big, I love it.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

My "Not Vincent Price" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.




Smellrose

Walker has this round on a silver platter full of sockeye salmon

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004




Vincent Van Goatse posted:

Walker has this round on a silver platter full of sockeye salmon

Yea, but he's up against Chunk next. And that scar didn't take any weight off that bear.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Walker and his furry enormity :kimchi:

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

My "Not Vincent Price" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.




Smellrose

CainFortea posted:

Yea, but he's up against Chunk next. And that scar didn't take any weight off that bear.

Gonna be a hell of a weigh off between those two.

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

The ocean is calling and I must go



Holly vs Grazer was really tough

Radical 90s Wizard
Aug 5, 2008

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


I think Walker beats everyone except 747, who is on a whole other level.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


151 Walker won his bracket by nearly 6:1, and 128 Grazer won her bracket by 2:1.

Wrong Theory
Aug 27, 2005

Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code


Pigsfeet on Rye posted:

151 Walker won his bracket by nearly 6:1, and 128 Grazer won her bracket by 2:1.

Oof. I really thought Holly would have done better. I was hoping for Chunk vs Holly on the left. Walker and his giant rear end seemingly came out of nowhere this year but he is up against Chunk next. Grazer is up against the cub next but these two are Friday. Tomorrow I am going for Otis most likely and I don't know about the other one yet. Will have to update the bracket I printed out at work.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



I'm in the Walker fan club. Also reppin' for 503.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

as a person who never leaves my house I have felt covid is the best thing that ever happened to me. But instead of enjoying this, I now spend up to 16 hours a day posting weird fake vaccine news and medical advice on some weird idea I can extend covid and keep pretending I'm a shut in on propose.

lol if you arenít strategically voting to give your faves favorable matchups in the later rounds

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

My "Not Vincent Price" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.




Smellrose

Otis has my respect and my vote. Bulking up like that at his age is impressive.

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

The ocean is calling and I must go



Yeah I'm a big Otis fan. Most dramatic improvement in the shortest time, the old champ

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

My "Not Vincent Price" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.




Smellrose

Otis is loving crushing it today.

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Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008




Otis crushes it on all days (pre-hibernation) :getin:

Although, his next matchup is vs 747Öthatís going to be a brutal slog, a true battle of the bulge :dadjoke:

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