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Old 05-16-2018, 01:07 PM
 
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You have to be pretty affluent to be able to afford a Tibetan Mastiff. Their price tag is over $1 million.

I can understand how someone not familiar with dogs could possibly mistake a very young bear cub for a dog, but I don't buy that this animal lived in their home as a pet for two years before they caught on. And it sounds like she was feeding it fruit and noodles from the beginning.

I think she bought an endangered species black market bear, got scared, and tried to pass if off as a dog.

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Old 05-16-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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You're all getting trolled if you believe this story for a second.

They knew they had a bear all along....got caught....bear? What bear? We thought it was a dog!

Someone tricked us!
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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Just because someone knows someone whose little poodle eats fruit doesn't mean that a 250 pound mostly carnivorous animal is going to thrive on a diet on fruit and noodles.

I think someone made a good point about many Chinese citizens being new to dog ownership, but they certainly aren't new to bears.

Actually, most bears (with the exception of polar and panda bears) are omnivores. Fruits and vegetables would be right up their alley.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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About ten years ago, early morning and fog in San Francisco, I saw a guy with what appeared to be a bear on a leash! I asked him what the animal was, was that a bear??? He said no, no, of course not, it's a dog, a Tibetan mastiff. I can definitely see how the two can be confused.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:22 AM
 
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About ten years ago, early morning and fog in San Francisco, I saw a guy with what appeared to be a bear on a leash! I asked him what the animal was, was that a bear??? He said no, no, of course not, it's a dog, a Tibetan mastiff. I can definitely see how the two can be confused.
Ok if its early in the morning and foggy and you see a full grown Tibetan Mastiff from a distance, but if you buy a "puppy" and raise it no way you cant tell the difference in a puppy and a bear cub. They look different, act different, eat different, sound different, smell different, their poop is different.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:15 AM
 
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Actually, most bears (with the exception of polar and panda bears) are omnivores. Fruits and vegetables would be right up their alley.
I know that. I live in Alaska. There are bears on my property almost every morning. My point was that a DOG wouldn't have thrived on that diet.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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So stupid. Stories like this come out of China ALL the time. I remember one silly story about a zoo in China that had a certain breed of dog in a Lion exhibit and had some Chinese visitors really thinking it was a lion. https://www.cnn.com/2013/08/16/world...ion/index.html

Why do people in China have such a hard time identifying DOGS from other species of animals?!?
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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Picnic baskets?


Gotta be Yogi.
Pic-a-nic.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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Bears have a long snout even from an early age. This is clearly mental retardation!!!
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