When you think of wild bears, you picture this evil creature…..growling and showing his teeth…..ready to bite you in half. At least that’s what I picture when I think of bears in the wild. My kids picture the same type of beast. I don’t think they would be brave enough to get anywhere near a wild bear. We have taught them about being safe while out in the woods since they were little.
One kid in our neighborhood didn’t have the same sense…and lost a part of his finger! Let me explain……..
A house in our neighborhood had a bear stuck up in a tree. This is fairly common here around this time of year. The bears are hungry and looking for food, so they venture out into the city to try and find food. Game and Fish was called in to remove the bear from the tree and take him away. While this cute, cuddly bear was in a cage to be taken away, the neighborhood kids tried to get a closer look. The video from KOAT-7 shows the kids taking pictures with their phones. The kids were trying to get the bear to lick their hands. Well…you know what happened, next, the bear took a piece of one of the boys fingers.
WHY didn’t an adult stop these kids? What the heck were they thinking?!?!
When Game and Fish were interviewed, they said they can’t put blame on the kid or the bear….uummm…no it is your fault. Yes, the kid is 12 and should have known better….but the adults should have realized what a bad decision they were making and stopped them. I would have gotten between the kids and the bear and told them to stay back so they didn’t get bit.
The bear will now be put down..for several reasons. A) This is the 3rd time they have caught this bear in the city and B) He bit someone. I don’t blame him for biting. He is a wild animal that was caught and caged then had a bunch of little hands in his reach…..he was scared, of course he is going to bite. Jeez.
What do you think?