Monday, August 24, 2009

Bear Report

As I wrote a few weeks ago, we have had black bear sightings in our town/neighborhood. This happens at least once a summer, but is a more regular occurrence in other non-city areas of the UP. Living with black bears is just a way of life here and most of us have seen one in the wild at least one time in our lives. Our local TV station has reports every year, as does the local 'wildlife' show that is broadcast weekly. So, just from our little TV station, there is probably hours worth of footage of black bears. When you throw National Geographic, as well as other movie, TV, and cable sources, I am sure there is more footage than can be looked at in a lifetime. Why the news team from this station just didn't use stock footage in this report, is beyond understanding:



I'm really trying to figure out whether or not this was done as a joke, or if the reporter was serious. Unbelievable!

2 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

Um...okay, did they really just use a CARDBOARD CUT OUT of a bear?

cmk said...

I just can't imagine WHAT the reporter was thinking...or what the viewers thought when they saw this!!!! It is equal parts 'WTF?!?!?!?!' and hilarious at the same time.