It’s possible Kubrick placed the bear imagery in the film because it matches the story's theme of fathers murdering their wives and children. Adult male bears are known to kill bear cubs which are not their own and sometimes kill the cubs' mother in the process.
Just a brief dialogue exchange from one of my favorite films of 1986.
When I read a recent article about the Palm Beach Riot of 1986, Ebert's snarky put-down of Fraternity Vacation immediately sprung to mind.
Yet another of many pearls from David Lee Roth.
Excerpt from Bang Your Head: The Rise And Fall Of Heavy Metal, by David Konow, p. 58: