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Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Calvin Hobbes, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Calvin Hobbes

    Calvin Hobbes Member

    Again with Wisconsin ...

    MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Police say a bear bit off a woman's fingers at a Wisconsin zoo after she ignored barriers and warning signs to try to feed the animal.
    The Lincoln Park Zoo in Manitowoc closed after the incident Friday morning. Police say the 47-year-old woman lost a thumb and a forefinger, and two other fingers were partially severed.
    The woman's boyfriend was bitten as he tried to pry the bear's mouth off her hand, but he didn't lose any fingers. Her 3-year-old granddaughter wasn't injured.
    A mayor's office statement says alcohol played a factor.
    It's unclear which of two Asiatic black bears bit the women when she put her hand through their enclosure's fence. Police tell the Herald Times Reporter the bears likely won't be euthanized.
    Manitowoc is about 80 miles north of Milwaukee.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Was the bear drunk?
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Whoever might've thought the bears would or should be euthanized needs a brain transplant. If anyone should be euthanized in this incident, it's the idiot that jumped barriers to stick her hand through a fence of a bear enclosure.
  4. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Let's see. Grandma takes her boyfriend and granddaughter to the zoo and liquors up. Drunken grandma with 3-year-old girl around wild animals. Sounds like it could have been a lot worse.
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

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  6. canucklehead

    canucklehead Member

    Stupidity is also a Canadian problem.
    This from earlier this year . . .

    A man is in hospital with serious injuries after sneaking into the Calgary Zoo overnight, scaling two fences and being injured by a tiger.
    Two men, both aged 27, jumped a 2.4-metre-high barbed wire fence at about 1 a.m. Monday to enter the zoo.
    One of the men then scaled the outer perimeter safety fence around the tiger enclosure, which is just over a metre high. He didn't enter the tiger exhibit, but approached the inside fence where a two-year-old male Siberian tiger was roaming, zoo officials said Monday.
    The tiger, named Vitali, may have hooked the man with a claw and pulled an arm inside the fence, said a zoo veterinarian. The second man, who came to his aid, was also hurt.
    The men knew a security guard who worked at the zoo and called her on her cellphone for help.
    Security personnel took the men to a zoo office where they were both given emergency first aid until medical services arrived. The seriously hurt man was then taken to the Foothills hospital.
  7. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    2.4 metres? What's that in English?
  8. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    2.4 meters.
  9. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Just under eight feet, round it to 94.5 inches.
  10. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Bears still suck.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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