Feed Your Ex to a Bear for Valentine's Day!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Grants Pass, OR 199909023

Wildlife Images Grizzly BearIf you've ever been through a break-up that scorned you to the core, here's your opportunity to extinguish your Ex for a good cause.  Wildlife Images in Merlin, Oregon is sponsoring their 3rd annual Valentine's Day event - Feed Your Ex to a Bear!

Located just outside the quaint Pacific Northwest town of Grants Pass, Oregon, Wildlife Images is a rehabilitation animal sanctuary nestled on 24 wooded acres adjacent to Oregon's wild and scenic Rogue River.  Their mission is to save wildlife by providing care and treatment of sick, injured and orphaned animals.  The non-profit organization operates solely on private donations and ticketed tours and events.

One such event is their Catch & Release campaign, Feed Your Ex to a Bear, which coincides with Valentine's Day.  Scorned lovers can buy and name a fish, then receive a video of Wildlife Images resident grizzly bears, Kodi and Yak, ripping it to shreds.  Sounds gruesome, but hey, it's all about the cause!

You don't have to be a scorned lover to get in on this deal.  Some have named their fish after their arch rival, personal addiction, cancer tumor, and even a losing sports team.  So, whatever your nemesis, Wildlife Images - Catch & Release campaign offers a unique and symbolical way to get closure... and what better day than Valentine's Day!         

Wanna Feed Your Ex to a Bear for Valentine's Day?

Posted by

Melinda Peterson


Melinda Peterson ~ Oregon Principal Broker


Real Estate Cafe LLC


Serving Central & Southern Oregon

Inspired by her love for dreamy homes and lattes, Mel specializes in creating relationships of land and life... with a latte laughter =)








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Comments (26)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm with you Melinda (Mel) Peterson - I'm guessing the intent is somewhat tongue-in-cheek - although, I have seen some pretty angry jilted lovers. Regardless, it is a great cause and I support their efforts completely. It's a cute idea, and I didn't mean to be a Debb(ie) Downer about it. There must be 50 ways to leave your lover - and now we know,  there's also another way. 

Jan 25, 2020 01:21 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Tongue-in-cheek indeed Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD.  I know neither of us subscribe to the jilted lover club.  Besides, there must be 50 ways to 'please' your lover.   

Jan 25, 2020 01:48 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Exactly. :) 

Jan 25, 2020 01:52 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

can I actually just send my x instead of buying a fish and naming it for him?

Jan 25, 2020 02:45 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

LOL Tammy Lankford!   You can do whatever you please... you've earned it!

Jan 25, 2020 03:59 PM
Tammy Lankford,

well I was mad when he saw my (also his biologically speaking) daughter only 3 times in the first year of her life, then just when I thought he'd matured and learned a little more did the same "none showing up" in my grandson's life.  Over it.  Moving on with a happy life.

Feb 01, 2020 07:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mel - Name Your Nemesis.  And for a good cause.   Your post title is an eye-catching one for sure.  

Jan 25, 2020 03:27 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

Personally, I can't think of a single nemesis that I'd like to see ripped to shreds... symbolically speaking, but it sure is a fun event for a good cause Michael Jacobs! 

Jan 25, 2020 04:01 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

What a great cause. There is one person, not a jilted lover who I wouldn't mind feeding to a bear but he is so nasty the bear wouldn't even eat him.  I wouldn't bother though because I turned that toxic person over to God.  

Jan 25, 2020 07:15 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Definitely a fun marketing campaign for a worthy cause!  I'm glad you've put that toxic person in the past Sharon Lee.  There's simply not enough minutes in the day to fill our minds with love and light. 

Jan 26, 2020 11:30 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is brillant. I have just the person I want to donate.

Jan 26, 2020 07:49 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

LOL... Apparently you are not alone Joe Pryor! 


Jan 26, 2020 11:34 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

What a great idea. I think I could probably feed a bear for a year. 

Jan 27, 2020 01:05 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

LOL ... funny girl Jane Peters!  Can't hardly believe that you have any nemesis to feed the bears. 

Jan 27, 2020 02:13 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Love it, what a great way to raise lots of money, I have a friend who is a divorce lawyer that whould love to pass this on.


Jan 29, 2020 09:51 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

LOL... Will Hamm.  I'm sure there are a lot of folks out there that would find this amusing! 

Jan 30, 2020 04:47 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

This is a great way to raise money! Feed your nemesis to a bear!

Feb 01, 2020 05:30 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Lol... it sure is!  Thanks for stopping by Kat Palmiotti 

Feb 06, 2020 07:18 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Melinda. This is a place I would love to see. Thanks for the introduction.

Feb 01, 2020 06:56 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

It's a fun place to visit to talk to the animals Sheila Anderson! 

Feb 06, 2020 07:19 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Melinda (Mel) Peterson - that is a novel idea.  I will pass this along to a lady who went through a difficult divorce.

Feb 01, 2020 07:21 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

It's probably a little far from your neck of the woods Grant Schneider, but I appreciate the shout-out! 

Feb 06, 2020 07:20 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

What a funny idea! I'm sure the event is greeted with much laughter and frivolity.

Feb 01, 2020 09:20 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Yes it is Lottie Kendall.  We try not to take ourselves too seriously in these neck of the woods. 

Feb 06, 2020 07:22 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

What a great idea.  I bet there is a lot of fish being ripped apart!

Feb 01, 2020 10:33 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Fortunately, there's a plethora of fish to go around in these parts Sheri Sperry - MCNE®! 

Feb 06, 2020 07:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Mel:

That's certainly a creative idea for a great cause. I like Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 's idea...I would choose cancer. Too many family members have passed as a result, not to mention many friends.


Feb 02, 2020 09:26 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

I hear ya Jeff Dowler, CRS, my hubby is dealing with a nasty incurable one too! 

Feb 06, 2020 07:26 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

OUCH! Well as long as it is for a good cause...  

Merry Superbowl to you Melinda (Mel) Peterson 

Feb 02, 2020 02:10 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Wildlife Images is definitely a worthy cause.  Thanks for stopping by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS! 

Feb 06, 2020 07:29 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

That's a pretty unique way to raise funds!

Feb 02, 2020 02:21 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

The bears fit right in with the whole Pacific Northwest vibe Liz and Bill Spear! 

Feb 06, 2020 07:30 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my! I LOVE it! I can't think of anyone I'd feed it but, I do love the concept, Mel. And, what a wonderful way to raise money for a wonderful cause!

Feb 06, 2020 07:16 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

 I can't think of anyone either, but I LOVE that you LOVE the idea Debe Maxwell, CRS! 

Feb 06, 2020 07:32 PM
Karen Rice
Keller Williams Real Estate - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Ha, ha!! This is great! I know quite a few people who may want to do this! LOL

Feb 07, 2020 08:23 PM