Fat Grizzly Bear Gets Into Another Altercation While Guarding His Bull Elk

For the second day in a row, the grizzly bear is fighting off annoying neighbors who are trying to mooch his bull elk.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

September 30, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

We’ve all been there. It’s late on Friday. You have a few thousand beers. You order a large Meat-Lover’s special and hork down a couple of slices David Hasselhoff-style before you pass out upside down caught in the steps of a spiral staircase.

It’s a story as old as time.

You wake up the next day craving more of your pizza only to find it gone.

You learn from that experience to guard your food.

That’s what the grizzly bear in Yellowstone is doing after he downed that bull elk in the river.

A couple days he had to fend-off another grizzly in an epic — although short — battle.

Today, he’s having to deal with a wolf who think he can just waltz-in and grab a snack.

Credit the bear. He gives the wolf some crumbs. He lets the wolf know that he’s watching but won’t react if the wolf doesn’t get too greedy.

Of course the wolf takes that as the bear is more generous than he is and crosses the line.

And at about the 2:15 mark on the video, Fatty the Bear gets up and lets the wolf know the buffet is over.

Fatty is a smooth operator. He didn’t growl. He didn’t pounce. All he did was move and the wolf got the message.

Way to go, Fatty.

Hopefully for the wolf, there’s an unguarded buffet downstream.

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

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