It seemed like a perfect place to get out and stretch your legs.
(submitted by Kayla)
Child safety seat laws?!? For real…. What a bunch of tools. Sweet pic hopefully you didn’t speed away that might get some people upset too
This was taken at a game park where you drive 5 miles per hour. When we went a couple of weeks ago, my child sat on my lap in the front seat so when we fed the buffalo he didn’t freak out. It’s perfectly safe.
This is also looks like it was before child safety seat laws…
Um hello..people are seriously worried about car seat laws from a 16 year old pic in a car that’s parked. Swear some people need lives!
My thoughts exactly Jessy Mullins!! LOL
To the Kayla who posted this picture. Who is this woman because I look exactly like her and i will send you my picture to prove it. I forwarded to my friends and family and they all agreed the resemblence is uncanny!
I am from NJ and maybe we are long lost relatives.
Katherine, I am the mom in the pic (16 years ago, mind you) and Kayla is my sassy daughter who posted this pic of us without telling me
People who go there should totally stage more “boring trip” photos-people giving the camera non-expressive looks, after just tossing out some bread, and the bear doing some ridiculous circus trick!!
this is defintely the olympic game farm in sequim, washing. i went there many times when i was living in port angeles and would always take family and friends to see the bears!
This is why you don’t TP a bear’s cave.
What a cute mom!
she’s kinda hot but making a weird face
This is *almost* a Photobomb!
Unless that fence has some really high voltage, it’s too flimsy to hold back a bear.
Think about what the photographer must be doing or saying … that’s more attention grabbing THAN A CHARGING GROWLING GRIZZLY.
Someone should really put that kid in a car seat, that’s dangerous…oh wait, never mind.
It took me a moment to realize what was wrong in this picture.
And then it was like, “OH MY WORD. DRIVE!!!”
I think the bear is yawning, not growling. It’s probably as bored as the kid is.
Most awesome photobomb EVER!
Hey, forget the bear, she’s kinda nice…
She wanted to show them she had changed. She was successful at her job, she was married now, she even had a son. But the past still haunted her. What she had done in their house. She wanted to make things right so her husband had suggested a trip and a meeting so she could apologize to all three. As they pulled onto the driveway Poppa saw the car and immediately recognized her. He charged the car, and Goldie could see there would be no forgiveness this trip. The chairs, the beds, the porridge…
Yes, it’s apparent that barging in on pappa bear’s family is not something pappa took lightly. I just fear that all of his hatred had to have been passed down to baby bear, who is now grown and running around also holding a grudge. When will it stop?
Just fantastic, Don! LOL
This must have been taken b-4 child car seat laws took effect.
The car interior looks like it might be from the 1970s.
We used to have a car seat for my boys, just a jumble of metal tubing and upholstery vinyl, I think the seat itself could have caused more harm than good. My husband used to strap the boys in and drive through the fields with them bouncing around in the truck. How did they ever grow up to be normal human beings? LOL
me in the mornings (the one at the back)
I feel sorry for that bear. All that effort, and they aren’t even looking at him!
Is anyone else reminded of the movie “Cujo”?
I thought that too
That little kid looks sedated.
Probably just nap time.
Definately the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, WA. It is the best place ever to see killer grizzleys do trick for a slice of bread! They wave, snarl, pray with their paws together. There is that fence, but it is a measly thing that probably isn’t even electrified. My son’s fav memory from that place is having a giant buffalo lick the car window. I loved watching an ostrich devour a ball of bread- you could see it making its way down the long neck.
looks like the animal park in sequim, WA. the bears are retired circus and/or movie stars. they lay around until you throw some bread then they’ll perform “a trick”.
it makes for a great shot! esp with the bored expressions.
I think it’s the Olympic Game Farm. You drive through and feed animals bread. The bears are retired from the circus and they do little tricks for the morsels.
It so is…
AW, Teddy just wants to talk to ya!
its so fake look at it its gotta be!!
I’m guessing it’s an electric fence because it doesn’t look like the bear would have any problem going through it.
Someone should have photoshopped out the fence
We were on vacation last summer and just when I was taking Donna’s picture, some idiot humans in their car drove up and got right in the shot. Can you believe it?!? People are so arrogant.
Haha! Best comment of the thread!!!!
THATS MY BESTFRIEND!
The bear, the kid or the woman. Clarify please. Oh, best friend is two words. Oh…is the bear named Bestfriend?
yeah, you don’t see the fence right away, just those FANGS!
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica!
Fact. Bears eat beets.
Yes! Dwight is on this thread!
Which bear is best?
Identity Theft is NOT a Joke!
Millions of families suffer every year.
“Hide your wife! Hide your kids!”
I’m laughing so hard I can’t breathe. Best. Comment. Ever.
I think they are calmed by the fact there is a barely visible roll out metal fence between them.
thats uncle will before his morning coffee
The bear is behind a fence. It’s probably some sort of wild animal preserve.
fence, schmence- have you seen what a bear can do to a car? i would not want to bet the rent on that flimsy wire to keep me safe!
It’s probably electric wire, if that makes you feel any better.
Looks like a place we drove through in South Dakota, it had a bunch of bears and some wolves. You can’t get out of your car obviously and they are all fenced in. Seemed kinda cruel and the bears were all sleeping and looking bored when we drove through. Would have been much better if this would have happened! How can they look so calm with a bear roaring out your window, I can imagine it would be loud.
Bear Country USA!!!
Where ARE these people? How can they be so placid with a roaring brown bear outside their window?
More importantly, how can I get some of whatever they’re taking to keep themselves calm? If it works when faced with an eight-foot-tall bear, it’ll work on the stress in my life.
I’m with you…”I want some of what she’s having!” =)
Um, hello. The bear is behind a fence. Menacing, but not panic-inducing!
Uh, that’s a lotta bear and not much of a fence…
Yeah, I’m pretty sure the bear could take that fence in a fight…And win.
What are you talking about? That fence is like the Berlin Wall! That bear couldn’t get through it with an M1 Abrams tank.
I think this is in New Jersey – there was a place called Great Adventure in northwestern NJ – that may have been some kind of social experiment, or form of population control, or just inspiration for South Park, not sure. But it brought wild predators and great American gas guzzlers together in a way you just don’t see anymore. Mercifully closed, according to my parents, long before I got chance to go
That would be Action Park in Vernon Township, NJ. Great Adventure has a safari, and it is still alive and well and operating in Jackson Township, NJ.
Action Park closed in 1996. I never had the chance to go either, but I’m also happy to have all my limbs intact and functional.
But they don’t let the monkeys play on your car there anymore! They are behind a fence now after terrorizing too many antennae. It’s a bummer.
Action Park reopened as a lamer version of itself – all the dangerous rides are gone and there are less ambulances on call. =(
Well then you must come on up to Canada and go to African Lion Safari where the monkeys are free to roam and rip the antenna off your car.
“Traction Park” — that brings back some awkward memories, too bad there were no photos that survived “the incident”. It is called Mountain Creek now, the Tarzan jump into the green water is still there, but most of the other deadly rides have been tamed down.
I think he was thinking of Jungle Habitat in West Milford, NJ which had a drive through safari. It was near Action Park. I grew up in West Milford and knew both parks quite well. I too, am lucky to have my limbs intact!
yes…yes! Jungle Habitat! I tried to describe the park to my husband…i am 40 now. He thought I imagined it all and I began to think I did!! Car is right for the time period.
No, it is actually in Australia. That is a Kangaroo behind the fence. Mum has drunk a carton of Fosters and the kid is picking koala out of his teeth – mum is drunk, the kid is hungry, dad is taking a photo and the kangaroo is yawning… just another normal day downunder
Mez, I love you. If I weren’t already happily married I’d marry you and have your kangaroo babies.
I remember Great Adventure, c. 1976. I also recall being in the back seat of the car on that “safari” and an ostrich coming over to our car, and it pecking on the window, and my sisters and I screaming. Ah, good times.
Bear World south of Rexburg ID. Same kind of deal, bears roaming around in the “wild” behind a fence, while tourists pass through in their vehicles watching them in their “natural” habitat.
Ok so i know exactly where this is… its down the street from my house. Its in Sequim, Washington and it is called the Olympic Game Farm… the bears are behind an electric fence and they are really docile… Generally they don’t actually roar but it looks like they do. they learned how to fake roar because some of them were in movies and the actors get scared so the bear sounds in movies are computer generated….. So… uhm… yeah!
This is one of the funniest pictures I’ve ever seen… they’re so casual as there is a raging bear outside their window
Best shot ever!
I agree! What makes it even better is that (by looking at the picture) it looks like this was taken before digital cameras…haha, imagine going through your newly developed vaca pictures…
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