Sunday, July 26, 2009

They Call Me Mellow Yellow-Yellow


Figures... according to the New York Times "Yellow-Yellow", a black bear living in the Adirondack High Peaks area, has defeated the BearVault!    It's a simple container, much like one of those freakin' medicine bottles that you can never get open when you have a migrane.  

Here's how it works:




Now, I may be a complete tool but even I know that you shouldn't be posting those kinds of instructions where bears can be reading them... like on the side of the BearVault itself. Especially with such nice, easy to decipher graphics.  Not to mention the fact that I've seen a bear reading a stray issue of the Times (that a foolish camper left laying around) picking up handy tips for foraging for food.

No wonder "Yellow-Yellow" was so successful.  

But as long as she's getting all those tasty snacks out of the BearVault, as least she won't be tempted to dine on campers.  Having a full tummy makes her a "Mellow Yellow-Yellow."

21 comments:

IndigoWrath said...

The put similar instructions on shark-proof cages. It was funny watching one of the older makos slip his reading glasses on to check the pictures out. Turns out he was checking for next time; he'd just eaten. Phew!

Meow! said...

Oddly enough, I thought of you immediately when I read this article in our paper this morning! I'd be willing to bet I probably couldn't open the Bear Vault, and I'm impressed that Yellow-Yellow figured it out.

Nanodance said...

I'm with Meow. I sincerely doubt that I would be able to open that thing even with the pictogram. Yellow-Yellow is way smarter than the average bear.

CatLadyLarew said...

Indigo: That's why I never let the bears borrow my reading glasses... the jokes on them!

Meow!: Funny that you should think of me. You don't share your New York Times with bears, do you? Just for the record, I don't think I could open the BearVault either... which is why I store all my belongings in the car. Plus, it's so much fun to watch them get all frustrated trying to get the key in the lock.

CatLadyLarew said...

Nanodance: Maybe Yellow Yellow is Yogi's girlfriend.

IndigoWrath said...

"It's so much fun to watch them get all frustrated trying to get the key in the lock."

Priceless! Wish I'd written it!

Still laughing.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Yogi, Booboo, The Hair Bear Bunch....bears get far better cartoon characters than they deserve.

Hit 40 said...

If the darn bear has my food vault, he can just keep it. I would guess he would get bear drool all over the vault!!! GROSS!!! This is why I do not camp.

Madame DeFarge said...

Hah, put this bear in front of some Ikea self-assembly furniture and see how good they are. Defeats practically everyone.

CatLadyLarew said...

Gorilla Bananas... I bet you're smarter than the average bear. You could get that lid off in half the time! You're such a manly gorilla!

Hit40... Yeah, I'd just give it to Yellow Yellow if she wants it that bad. Bear drool is really bad for you... makes you break out in hives.

Madame DeFarge... I actually put together an IKEA chair once... does that make me smarter than the average bear? (Now I just go to IKEA for the meatballs.)

Canadian Blend said...

Were there any electrical bananas in the bear vault? My understanding is bears really like them. Of course, they're mad about saffron.

CatLadyLarew said...

Hey, CB! How's married life treating you? There was a slight problem with the e-lec-tri-cal bananas... they kept shocking everyone when they tried to get the lid off the BearVault. But we're all still mad about saffron!

ettarose said...

Too funny! I went camping once in the Grand Tetons and you were supposed to tie any food up in a tall tree. Can you imagine having to shinny up a tree every time you wanted a s'more? I say let the bears have what the hell they want!

Eternally Distracted said...

A post outlining the reasons why camping is dangerous shit!

CatLadyLarew said...

ettarose: I agree... much better to let the bears enjoy the smorgasbord line than to have them enjoy you!

Eternally Distracted: It's all about living life on the edge! That's why I park myself in the middle of a crowded campground instead of doing stupid shit like backpacking by myself in the high country. I figure by the time they eat through the other campers to get to me, they'll be all full and just want to sit around the campfire with me shooting the shit about how they ate too much.

KC said...

This is why I only camp at the Holiday Inn. I'm pretty sure bears can be assholes.

Quirkyloon said...

I need me some of those snacks! heh heh

CatLadyLarew said...

KC... I'd be happy to camp at the Holiday in with you any time (although I think they frown on campfires in the room.)

Quirkyloon... I'll send some along (but good luck opening the BearVault) heh heh

Kristine said...

This is disconcerting. The hub goes up there every year for a solo backpacking trip. I pretty much pictured him being eaten daily. So relaxing. You know, for him.

CatLadyLarew said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kristine... love your blog!
Please ask the hub to take a picture of Yellow-Yellow for me the next time he goes backpacking!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Fun post!

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