Russian Bears Are Hooked on Huffing Jet Fuel Until They Pass Out

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In a display of blatant disregard for Nancy Reagan and her pleas to the contrary, Russia's bears, no longer able to resist the sweet temptation of gasoline, have found themselves suffering from a good, ol' fashioned jet fuel addiction.

More specifically, it's the bears living on the Kronotsky Nature Reserve that have taken to huffing jet fuel out of old barrels until they're woozy enough to hit the ground. The adorable, 1,200 pound junkies will even go so far as to actively stalk helicopters for their fix, scavenging for and sucking up any excess fuel as it leaks onto the soil.

And this isn't our large, furry friend's first foray into the world of vice—Ukranian bears already have a reputation for going a little too heavy on the sauce. While an intervention is clearly in order, it might even help to stop leaving barrels full of discarded jet fuel lying around nature reserves. But we're just tossing out ideas here.

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So Russian bears, remember: you're not bad bears. You've just made some bad decisions. Stay tough—don't huff. [The Fix via Reddit]

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What I don't understand is why you felt it necessary to bring up Nancy Reagan? As if this article couldn't have worked without it. Welcome to Gizmodo's politically bias club, Ashley, where writers will take any chance they get to turn something completely non-political into a political dig against the "other side." Gone are the days when real journalists let their skills as writers do the work for them instead of pandering to the political majority for attention.

Where's the articles about kids in McDonald's blatantly disregarding Michelle Obama?