Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1575 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.
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1402 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.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.