fat bear week! 480 Otis forever

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Postby This Guy » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:32 pm

Through Bear Committee or however bears choose their names
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Postby bruceagain » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:40 pm

anybody watching otis hanging under the bridge just picking off easy risers?
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Postby Autarch » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:51 pm

"they call me 747"
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Postby Autarch » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:54 pm

this is gonna be thread of the year, i can feel it. fat bears have become the most important thing in my life.
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Postby bruceagain » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:58 pm

shark week wrote:Otis is ancient at this point

the grizzled vet is a 3time champ. what an inspiration.

Otis is a master of patience and efficiency, especially in his preferred fishing spots like the jacuzzi and far pool. He rarely makes an effort to chase salmon like younger, more energetic bears. While Otis occasionally appears to be napping or not paying attention, most of the time he’s extremely focused on the water.

seriously this dude is like the arthur oglesby of bears, he's caught like 10 in 10 minutes, the birds fucking love him
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Postby Autarch » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:00 pm

747 doing his thing back in 2017

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Postby garbiel » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:05 pm

I fear all bears but Otis I respect
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Postby bruceagain » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:08 pm

i never really understood role models until now
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Postby wintergreen » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:26 pm

719 has nice proportions:

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very handsome bear.

not really bringing the chonk though.

it's like john goodman in that after shave commercial.
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Postby port » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:18 pm

Bump for the morning zoo crew. Couple cuties fishing on cam now!
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Postby bruceagain » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:09 pm

is that 856 cleaning up on RW?
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Postby bruceagain » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:11 pm

nvm, otis back at it
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Postby shark week » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:08 pm

OP will be updated with the bracket

they're doing a live reveal right now

https://explore.org/livecams/brown-bears/brooks-live-chat
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Postby light rail coyote » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:25 pm

bruceagain wrote:
shark week wrote:Otis is ancient at this point

the grizzled vet is a 3time champ. what an inspiration.

Otis is a master of patience and efficiency, especially in his preferred fishing spots like the jacuzzi and far pool. He rarely makes an effort to chase salmon like younger, more energetic bears. While Otis occasionally appears to be napping or not paying attention, most of the time he’s extremely focused on the water.

seriously this dude is like the arthur oglesby of bears, he's caught like 10 in 10 minutes, the birds fucking love him
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starting to lean towards otis based on those stats
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Postby shark week » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:33 pm

looks like 480 Otis, 747, 435 Holly and 128 Grazer are the four recipients of a 1st round Bye
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Postby shark week » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:39 pm

paused the livestream to grab an advanced shot of the bracket

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Postby light rail coyote » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:40 pm

C H U N K
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Postby This Guy » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:42 pm

Good selections with who they gave the byes to.

An Otis/747 matchup will be hard
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Postby wintergreen » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:42 pm

they're gonna make 719 go up against her mother, 435 holly, if she beats 32 chunk.
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Postby bruceagain » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:46 pm

shark week wrote:looks like 480 Otis, 747, 435 Holly and 128 Grazer are the four recipients of a 1st round Bye

747 is untouchable in terms of isolation, he's an old grouch but he's not on the angling level of otis
holly is spending like 80% of her time keeping her cub safe. that thing is an absolute terror, she got completely porcupined yesterday
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Postby light rail coyote » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:49 pm

whoever wins in holly vs. cub is gonna be pretty strong given that they'll probably consolidate the loser's votes as they move on in a family revenge scenario
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Postby bruceagain » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:50 pm

i have 100% faith in otis to come through, he's getting easily 180lb of salmon a day
he doesn't take as much off them as the younger bears but he also exerts far less energy getting them
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Postby light rail coyote » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:52 pm

otis is a fish eating machine
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Postby shark week » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:53 pm

my official prediction is 747 will win because the transformation photo juxtaposition is insane

Katmai social media will likely use it during the week, it will go viral, and he'll win off the flood of votes that comes with it
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Postby bruceagain » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:54 pm

light rail coyote wrote:otis is a fish eating machine

i've said it before but he's the best angling bear to ever live
he can read salmon like nobody else
you can't teach that
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Postby shark week » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:56 pm

409 Beadnose won in 2018 because this tweet went viral

she was definitely not the favorite that year

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Postby bro tones » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:21 pm

oh man bracket is intense, i really gotta study this

i love holly's cub but i couldn't bear to see her go up against grazer the destroyer
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Postby Autarch » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:29 pm

shark week wrote:409 Beadnose won in 2018 because this tweet went viral

she was definitely not the favorite that year



she's real fine

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Postby joe » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:45 am

look at that horse
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Postby Autarch » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:52 am

cam'ron hubbard wrote:747 is a big boi


this poem is very Ogden Nash
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