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March 15, 2003

What do Bears Eat?

Q. We all know that lions eat anything but what do bears eat?
A. Apparently they eat submarines .....

[Ed: The link is now defunct but by searching google I managed to find a cache of the original post at http://www.atlanticfleet.navy.mil/ssn21-bear0427.htm.]

The text reads:
Near the North Pole (Apr. 27, 2003) -- During Exercise ICEX 2003, the Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) surfaced and broke through the ice. This polar bear, attracted by the hole which can be used to find food, was seen through the sub's periscope and these photos were captured as the image was projected on a flat-panel display. After investigating the Connecticut for approximately 40 minutes, the bear left the area, with no damage to the sub or to the bear. U.S. Navy photo by Mark Barnoff.

The photos (in order) were:

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