"We noticed a bear sleeping on the common lawn and wondered what was going on until we discovered that there were a lot of beer cans lying around," said Lisa Broxson, a worker at the Baker Lake Resort, 80 miles northeast of Seattle.Maybe they should name this bear Hamms! I'm with the bear on his beer choice too BTW.
It turns out the bear was a bit of a beer sophisticate. He tried a mass-market Busch beer, but switched to Rainier Beer, a local ale, and stuck with it for his drinking binge.
UPDATE:At work this morning, I received an email about this same bear story. But it had been appended to include a tiny little detail that had been overlooked by the rest of the media reporters:
After the capture the bear was discovered to be a man dressed like a bear. The man, Scott Fickett, had been missing from work for two weeks when he was found in the bear suit. Mr. Fickett told Wildlife agents,"hey I just like Rainier beer and it's hard to find in Utah". Mr. Fickett was sobered up and should be back at work shortly.Yeah, Scott works across the cubicle wall from me! It was our boss that added the last paragraph. Too funny!