New Mexico Will Pay You Money To Hug Bears
If your resume lists "Professional Bear Hugger" among your skills, the state of New Mexico would like to talk to you.
Yep, you read that correctly ... the 505 is light on bear huggers and they are actively recruiting.
Technically, they are "conservation officers" not bear huggers but, you have to admit, bear hugger sounds cooler. See pics here.
The New Mexico Fish and Game Department doesn't recommend crawling into bear dens mind you. In fact, it is sternly frowned upon by them.
While bears can be hunted, they are a protected species and messing with them could land you in hot water. Learn more here or by clicking here.
I don't know exactly how one becomes a "professional" bear hugger but, should you be considering going out and getting a little practice in, watch this first.
While the job opening description may have raised some eyebrows, the agency says interested applicants must have the ability to hike in "strenuous" conditions and be courageous enough to crawl into bear dens, and trust their coworkers enough to keep them safe during the process. - FOX
I love my coworkers but there is no way in hell I would trust them to keep me safe from a freakin' bear.
In the help wanted notice on Facebook, the New Mexico Fish and Game Department added that: "Not all law enforcement field work is this glamorous, but we would love for you to join the team where you can have the experience of a lifetime".
Assuming you don't get mauled to death, or run into one of those coked up bears, sure ... sounds like fun. (Video NSFW)
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