A bear was found passed out outside a resort after consuming 36 cans of Rainier Beer, sampling but not drinking any of the Busch. A Fish and Wildlife agent said 'it definitely had a preference.'
People who drink beer generally have their favorites and maybe a few that they won't touch.
It turns out that bears have preferences as well.
In 2004, Washington State Fish and Wildlife agents found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort.
Around the bear were empty cans of beer. Apparently the bear got into camper's coolers and, using its claws to open the cans, drank up.
The bear ended up drinking 36 cans of beer. Well, 36 cans of Rainer, while ignoring the Busch.
He did try the Busch, but ignored the rest of it once he had.
"This is a new one on me," said Sgt. Bill Heinck. "I've known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference."
A wildlife agent tried to chase the bear from the campground but the animal just climbed a tree to sleep it off for another four hours. Agents finally herded the bear away, but it returned the next morning.
They eventually used a large, humane trap to relocate the bear. To bait it into the trap, they used the usual doughnuts and honey, and this time they added two open cans of Rainer.