This is off topic, but I wanted to ask. Has anyone here seen the Grizzly Man movie? The Documentary about Timothy Treadwell? What did you think?
I was watching the scene where he is running with a wild fox at his side, almost like a bonded dog.
And the part where he is so close to the baby bears. Astonishing really when you consider how protective mother bears are with their cubs.
Or the part where he reprimands the WILD BEAR with a little swat when it gets to close to him. How he was not killed there and then is a real wonder.
It is a shame a bear killed him in the end, he was really moving towards an amazing connection with animals. Or perhaps he was just NUTS and had a 13 year lucky streak living side by side with wild bears.
my parents and I watched the documentery, because we thought it would be a good movie! but I was shocked at what I saw.
that guy was really lucky that he didn't die sooner! he was extreamly lucky when he swated that bear and he wasn't attacked.
I didn't like the part when they said that they killed the bear. it disapoited me that there was a bear that was killed for what he did. it wasn't the bears fault because that grizzly man knew that he was getting to close to the bears and he shouldn't have been doing that in the first place. because bears are not pets and they will never be pets. they are wild animals. and they should be treated as wild and dangerous creatures.
but it was too bad that his wife died also.
I personaly think that he killed the rep. of the grizzlies.
That reminds me of the STUPID lady who got close to a polar bear at the zoo. she climbed over TWO fences and reached in to pet the bear(or take a pic.). here is a link of the video.
Wait are we talking about the man who helped two little cub and both brad pitt and jennifer aniston were on his show on animal planet? they were killed? or is this something else? and for the polar bear attack, my sister witnessed that she was there.
we are talking about the movie/documentery called "The Grizzly Man. but no were not talking about the person that you were talking about. he's still alive.
the guy what we are talking about is a person that has been studing grizzlys and living with them for 13 years. he dot himself killed and now there is a huge big debate weather he was helping the bears or he ruined their rep.
Timothy Treadwell (The Grizzly Man) was an alcoholic who recovered after camping in Australian bear country. He was so moved by the beauty of nature, particularly bears, that he left the city every summer and for 14 years he lived side by side with wild bears.
I think that spending so much time alone (he took a girlfriend with him during his last few years) drove him crazy. As a rule he would leave the wild every fall. But because of a fight he had with someone at an airport, he became upset and decided to return to bear country. Sadly, most the the bears that he knew had started to slow down or sleep for the winter, leaving behind hungry bears that he did not know. One of these unfamiliar bears ate him and his girl friend.
The documentary is amazing! Like him or not, he got closer to wild bears then any other human, and he survived a very long time keeping the company bears. He never took a gun, or even bear spray for that matter. How he lived so long is amazing.
I finally got to see the video, it wouldnt open before. but i knew what attack pinky was talking about, while ignorant and completely not thinking, this attack was not funny she could have easily been killed.
the polar bear video
***Edited By: dogsrmylife on 1/14/2007 10:58:30 PM*** Reason: didnt specify which attack
Personally, I think he was an amazing man. It's not the type of person he was, or what happened in the end. It's the fact that he made that connection with the animals. That is so rarely seen. That is a gift that only a few people in this world posses. He cherished it, and he may have died, but he taught some things and left behind some good things as well.
I didn't want to get involved in this, but really?
"Ah I say something else, him and his girlfriend ended up supper and that to me just proves Darwin was correct." and "taking themselfs out of the gean(SP?) pool."
If you can't spell gene, then maybe you can keep your comments to yourself.
What he did was unorthodox, dangerous and something that I wouldn't do with grizzly bears. That being said.
I will give him credit in his endeavor to help man understand the grizzly. Also as an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and hunter, I appreciate the fact that he was attributed by Park Personnel in the reduction of poaching.
I saw the film, I don't think the filmmaker was illiciting sympathy for him. It was a story about his life....good, bad or indifferent.
Lately, this has been a tough crowd to please.....