dxing
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Latest Failing Attempt At A Darwin Award

Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:30 pm

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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avt007
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RE: Latest Failing Attempt At A Darwin Award

Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:29 pm

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.
 
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RE: Latest Failing Attempt At A Darwin Award

Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:12 pm

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



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RE: Latest Failing Attempt At A Darwin Award

Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:27 pm



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.

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