When Canadian dog owner Jesse Jordan went into his front yard, he was blown away by what he found. Jordan lives in Northern Ontario with his dog, Brickleberry. Brickleberry is a Beagle/Hound/Mastiff mix that is as big and cuddly as you’d expect. Only, for Jesse, Brickleberry’s ferocity was what he was hoping to take advantage of. Northern Ontario has something of a bear problem when it comes to curbside trash. Residents of Northern Ontario will frequently note how their pets have scared scavenging bears away from their yard. However, this was not the case for Jesse and Brickleberry. Jordan took to Twitter this past week in order to reveal the odd relationship that had formed between his dog and a scavenging bear and you’ll be shocked by what he described.
Brickleberry, also known as Brick, was ostensibly a guard dog for the Jordan household. Unfortunately for Brick and Jordan, a clever bear was not going to be denied access to juicy trash. Jordan walked into his yard only to find his trashcan upended and his dog happily munching away on a deer bone. How had this happened? Jordan surely had not thrown a deer bone into his garbage can. As it turned out, the scavenging bear had made an offer to Brick in order to gain access to the trash can. The bear had literally brought along a spare deer femur in order to keep Brick busy while it rooted through the garbage!
While it was clear to Jordan that Brick had been bribed, he still considered the situation to be a one-off. After all, maybe the bear had just happened to bring the bone along. Surely, a wild bear hadn’t intentionally bribed Brick! Jordan laughed about the situation before telling Brick that the bear was their enemy. Surely this would be the end of the bear scavenging in his yard. Except, of course, it was not. Jordan laughingly jokes that his ‘idiot furry son’ only had a single job, to make animals go away by barking at them. Instead, the bear returned two additional times. Each time the bear returned, it would leave a deer bone for Brick to chew on.
Black bears in Northern Ontario are considered a public nuisance and not a true threat. Black bears are known to trawl through the city while looting from trash cans and orchards. Brick was never in any danger from the black bear, Jesse makes sure to emphasize.