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Latest Failing Attempt At A Darwin Award  
User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

I love the way they say the bear attacked the woman. If you jump the fence and swim the moat into their space, who, in the bears mind, is out of place?

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe...tack/index.html?section=cnn_latest

BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- A polar bear attacked a woman at Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon after she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time, police said Saturday.

Well it was a nice try but no Darwin award for her.

You have to wonder what was going through the bears mind? "What's this, something new on the menu?"

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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Well, the bear did bite her. But it wasn't a serious "attack", or she'd be long gone. Some people watch too much Disney Channel, I guess, and don't listen when the documentaries talk about people being eaten by polar bears in the wild.

User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Maybe she thought the Polar Bear would give her a Coke! LOL!!!



[Edited 2009-04-12 11:13:45]

User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1396 times:



Quoting Avt007 (Reply 1):
and don't listen when the documentaries talk about people being eaten by polar bears in the wild.

I was gonna say... Polar bears in particular seem to be very aggressive. Well, "aggressive" is perhaps the wrong word, considering that their instincts are wired to living alone or in small groups on sheets of ice and frozen tundra. And it's not like food there is in abundance, so it should come as no suprise that they jump at the chance to get some food when possible.

People need to learn that wild animals are just that - Wild. Even those living in enclosures in a zoo for generations. The fact that their handlers aren't eaten on a daily basis doesn't mean that the animals domesticated.

Quoting DXing (Thread starter):
If you jump the fence and swim the moat into their space, who, in the bears mind, is out of place?

Exactly. Unless the bear climbed out and bit her outside of it's enclosure, she was not attacked. She invaded their habitat, and she faced the consequences.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
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