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Watch a Bear Catch Some Bread, Wave and Be Generally Awesome

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 05, 2015

Watch a Bear Catch Some Bread, Wave and Be Generally Awesome

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Life seems so much better, brighter even. The strain of daily stress has melted away and there is a skip in every step, because we have seen the following video.

Now we can demarcate our own respective life in two halves: the moment before we saw a bear catch a slice of bread and wave to some tourists and the moment after.

First we would like to doff our figurative caps to The Awesomer for spotting the following gem that was posted to YouTube by Samson Lee who was enjoying a tour around the majesty that is the Olympic Game Farm.

As you will soon see, this is no ordinary wildlife preserve, because it features trained animals that are happy to greet visitors with a wave.

Now, with our pleasure, is the cure for the common case of the blues:

We have to second Lee who proclaims, “Nice catch!” when the bear reaches out with a paw and nabs some gifted carbohydrates.

With the slick fielding skills of a young Willie Mays and the genteel politeness of a loving grandma, this bear instantly conquers the Internet with our new favorite video.

Now The Awesomer explains that this romp around what seems like the Hundred Acre Wood is actually Olympic Game Farm, which is open to the public in Sequim, Washington.

Adults will pay $14 in the summer and $12 during off-season hours, but that’s pittance when you encounter gifted animals that have more personality than we can ever dream of having.

The website explains the grand history that included featuring animals in many Walt Disney productions: “A few popular titles produced with our past animal actors, are ‘Charlie the Lonesome Cougar,’ ‘The Incredible Journey,’ ‘White Wilderness’ and ‘Grizzly Adams’ television and movie series.”

The farm has since moved on to caring for animals as the website continues, “Our founders Lloyd and Catherine Beebe, retired from the filming industry and focused solely for caring for their animal actors, concentrating on offering ‘in need’ captive bred animals a new and loving home. Olympic Game Farm will continue to accept in-need wildlife, as space permits and with the proper authority approvals.”

As you can see, the destination still boasts a menagerie of magnificent animals, including a bear that has far more hand-eye coordination than we do.

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