Sugar Bear Looks for Inner Tony Hawk

August 27 | 2 Comments

I forgot my skateboard. I'll be back in a second.I’m afraid of heights.

There, I said it.

It’s a debilitating fear that’s kept me from climbing to the top of the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and Yao Ming.

The hidden shame I feel watching Underdog fly through the air is debilitating. I realize my only chance at superherodog status is to keep all four paws on the ground like Scooby Doo. But I know in my heart that if I’m ever to be invited to the Hall of Justice, I need to be able to overcome my fear.

But that’s not going to happen. Heck, the thought of just climbing a ladder to write “Bo ? Savory Sauce” on the local bridge overpass gives me the willies. If only I was a bear.

Yeah a bear. They have no problem climbing ladders. Here’s a story from The Daily Mail showing this to be true.

Perhaps he thought it was the edge of a pond and had simply wandered down to have a drink.

Or maybe he just fancied practicing his tricks.

But whatever the reason for him being there this bear ended up well and truly stuck when it clambered down into the bowl of this sunken skateboard park in the U.S.

The bowl’s smooth sides and curved edges, which are used by skateboarders to perform tricks at speed, meant that the bear was unable to clamber out to safety.

After spending the night stranded at the bottom park officials decided to lower a ladder so he could escape.

The bear was discovered Tuesday morning in the Colorado resort town of Snowmass.

Workers from the Parks and Recreation Department lowered a long ladder – presumably before running off to a safe distance – which the bear nimbly climbed and wandered away unharmed.

Tony Hawkbear. Probably just forgot his skateboard.


2 Responses to “Sugar Bear Looks for Inner Tony Hawk”

  1. Sammy on August 29th, 2009 5:37 pm

    First time on your website… love it! Anxiously awaiting the book buddy!
    Anywhoodle… have you thought about starting small and working your way up, in terms of heights?

    I ask, only because I have found no greater pleasure than launching myself off the back of the couch. When I first came home, I never would have thought of doing that, what with the couch being, like 2 feet tall and all. Scary stuff. Now Mom can’t keep me off of it.

    Small steps buddy.

  2. Bo on September 1st, 2009 7:35 pm

    Sammy…it sounds like you’ve got an adventurous spirit so I’ll leave the high wire antics up to you.

    Now that I’ve checked out your profile on, I can see that you’re definitely a pup up to the task.

    Get it done while your young!!


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