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(Canada.com)   Campers mauled by bear lose lawsuit. It was probably because bears have no money   (canada.com) divider line 71
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2010-11-03 01:36:12 AM  
Oh, Pooh.
 
2010-11-03 01:42:12 AM  
I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.
 
2010-11-03 01:48:29 AM  
optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.


Guess that beats the alternative...

i6.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-03 02:06:05 AM  
FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...


Dude.
 
2010-11-03 02:07:27 AM  
lawsuit trifecta in play?
 
2010-11-03 02:12:45 AM  
The stupid meter is pegged out on this one.
 
2010-11-03 02:14:11 AM  
pottie: The stupid meter is pegged out on this one.

i303.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-03 02:16:30 AM  
My first thought was "please don't let them be from the US!"
 
2010-11-03 02:16:48 AM  
Spring loaded to the dumbass position they were.
 
2010-11-03 02:17:43 AM  
Why would bears have money? They don't even have pockets!
 
2010-11-03 02:18:26 AM  
Dammit Yogi, the lawyers aren't going to like this.
 
2010-11-03 02:22:59 AM  
Haha, I laughed.
 
2010-11-03 02:26:22 AM  
I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.
 
2010-11-03 02:28:35 AM  
FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...


Santa Claus has been cheating on Mrs Claus it seems.
 
2010-11-03 02:28:53 AM  
They should have had that rock that keeps bears away. Always worked for me.
 
2010-11-03 02:29:15 AM  
It's in Canada, so....

ROWSDOWER!
 
2010-11-03 02:30:15 AM  
Lars The Canadian Viking: I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.

Maybe they should have a sign.

www.outdooroddities.com
 
2010-11-03 02:36:27 AM  
Candyass Aussies don't know how to deal with animals that aren't cute, fuzzy marsupials.

Stay out of Canadia, deadbeats.
 
2010-11-03 02:36:50 AM  
Friends first assignment at first law firm was to research possible defendant(s) they could hold responsible for a person getting bitten by either a muskie or possibly a walleye in Lake Michigan.

He thought it was some kind iniation or something. He told them we can only sue god. They were not amused, they were serious about suing someone.
 
2010-11-03 02:39:56 AM  
Admit it. You don't come here for the hunting, do you?
 
2010-11-03 02:41:23 AM  
bear spray rules
better than a 45

UDAP
UDAP
UDAP

mt Lions, dog packs, bulls, javalina, people
Oh my!!!

http://www.udap.com/Bearspecifications.htmLink (new window)
 
2010-11-03 02:41:26 AM  
I LOL'd. Then I re-read that headline in Mitch Hedberg's voice, and LOL'd even more.
 
2010-11-03 02:44:47 AM  
Maybe they couldn't read the handout they were given. They were Australian, after all.
 
2010-11-03 02:46:45 AM  
Thank you for judicial and personal responsibility sanity.
 
2010-11-03 02:58:17 AM  
skink: I LOL'd. Then I re-read that headline in Mitch Hedberg's voice, and LOL'd even more.

Did the bears become stairs?
 
2010-11-03 03:01:10 AM  
fusillade762: Lars The Canadian Viking: I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.

Maybe they should have a sign.


Is that real?

I grew up 10 minutes from the Fort Steele Campground and had never seen that sign until today. I've also never seen a bear anywhere near Fort Steele because Sam Steele killed them all. With his bare hands.
 
2010-11-03 03:10:39 AM  
FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...


Dude! Are you rugbyjock's alt?
 
2010-11-03 03:12:00 AM  
"Never Feed a Marshmallow to a grizzly bear like this:"
 
2010-11-03 03:13:21 AM  
wingnutx: Candyass Aussies don't know how to deal with animals that aren't cute, fuzzy marsupials.

Stay out of Canadia, deadbeats.


Actually, considering all the deadly species in Australia you'd think these guys would be well prepared for bears.
 
2010-11-03 03:13:41 AM  
blogs.pitch.com
 
2010-11-03 03:17:18 AM  
l (new window)
 
2010-11-03 03:40:38 AM  
Can I,
on behalf of all right-thinking Australians, apologise to the Canadians of Fark for this stupidity. I have never been to your snow covered nation, yet already I am well aware of the possibility of bears wandering your streets and forests.

Were it a Canadian suing the Australian people because their baby had been eaten by a Dingo, Australians would rise up as one and mock them. No, suing someone because nature tried to kill you (or those you love) is NOT the Australian way. Were these two real Australian men, they would have pulled out their knives and eaten bear that night.

/is vegimite an effective bear repellent?
//it works for our drop-bears
///small dab behind the ears
 
2010-11-03 03:49:06 AM  
FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...


I prefer the captioned version

i373.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-03 03:52:01 AM  
trailmunchies.camprecipes.com
 
2010-11-03 04:01:14 AM  
Lars The Canadian Viking: I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.

I have camped many times in many places and know when there is even the remotest chance of a bear attack you do not have food in your tent. Bears also do not go after your tent (and thus you) under normal circumstances. In the US the forest service provides free bear proof boxes you can use to put your food in, we dont appear to have these buildings you speak of (I have never seen em but I also dont camp where other people camp). You could also tie the ice chest up the tree, and do what most campers wont - go through the campsite before you go to sleep and pick up everything that might tempt a bear into thinking there is food around. Wrappers, empty used containers, trash, everything.

I am willing to bet they did none of this, that they had food items in their tent, and all that.
 
2010-11-03 04:07:30 AM  
These two dufuses probably ate in the clothes they went to sleep in. The bear likely smelled the food on his arms and all around him and then attacked.

No. They don't deserve compensation for being UTTER FARKING IDIOTS.
 
2010-11-03 04:42:49 AM  
Plausible assumption of risk + carelessness = your own damned fault
 
2010-11-03 04:50:34 AM  
quantumslip: gratuitous lawsuit fail trifecta in play?

FTFY
 
2010-11-03 05:09:26 AM  
I don't get it. They went somewhere that's in the custody of someone else and something happened that they weren't happy with. They usually don't factor in personal responsibility. You usually just get millions of dollars and--

Oh... this wasn't in the US? Those aren't Americans?

Nevermind. Carry on.
 
2010-11-03 05:27:49 AM  
trixter_nl: Lars The Canadian Viking: I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.

I have camped many times in many places and know when there is even the remotest chance of a bear attack you do not have food in your tent. Bears also do not go after your tent (and thus you) under normal circumstances. In the US the forest service provides free bear proof boxes you can use to put your food in, we dont appear to have these buildings you speak of (I have never seen em but I also dont camp where other people camp). You could also tie the ice chest up the tree, and do what most campers wont - go through the campsite before you go to sleep and pick up everything that might tempt a bear into thinking there is food around. Wrappers, empty used containers, trash, everything.

I am willing to bet they did none of this, that they had food items in their tent, and all that.


Heck, I don't even let anyone bring food in my tents when I'm camping where there aren't bears. I don't want the scent to linger and bring on a hungry critter. I also camp frequently in Javalina territory, and they'll eat your tent, too.
 
2010-11-03 05:31:06 AM  
Old Huntstein: Is that real?

I grew up 10 minutes from the Fort Steele Campground and had never seen that sign until today. I've also never seen a bear anywhere near Fort Steele because Sam Steele killed them all. With his bare hands.


Real? Probably not. My mom sent me that yesterday and it seemed relevant.

Sam Steele wouldn't stand a chance against BILL BRASKY.

Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky went hunting? Well anyway, Brasky decides he's gonna hunt down all four members of the Banana Splits. He stalks and kills every one of them with a machete. They all beg for their lives, except Fleagul.
 
2010-11-03 05:41:02 AM  
Razorwolf: I don't get it. They went somewhere that's in the custody of someone else and something happened that they weren't happy with. They usually don't factor in personal responsibility. You usually just get millions of dollars and--

Oh... this wasn't in the US? Those aren't Americans?

Nevermind. Carry on.


They thought it was worth a shot.
 
2010-11-03 06:02:24 AM  
F22raptom: Razorwolf: I don't get it. They went somewhere that's in the custody of someone else and something happened that they weren't happy with. They usually don't factor in personal responsibility. You usually just get millions of dollars and--

Oh... this wasn't in the US? Those aren't Americans?

Nevermind. Carry on.

They thought it was worth a shot.


See that's why there should be a percentage penalty. You should have to pay like 10% of any money you were trying to get and your case turned out to be bullshiat.

It would really cut down on the 'worth a shot' people. It would definitely cut down on people wanting millions of dollars for slipping on a wet floor.
 
2010-11-03 06:27:40 AM  
fusillade762: They should have had that rock that keeps bears away. Always worked for me.

They did have a rock, but they actually had to hit the bear with it to make him go away.
 
2010-11-03 06:55:10 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie: fusillade762: They should have had that rock that keeps bears away. Always worked for me.

They did have a rock, but they actually had to hit the bear with it to make him go away.


It's the discount model.
 
2010-11-03 07:01:44 AM  
Could not help but remember that awful case where 2 young girls were found dead in their tent, mauled bt a grizzly. They were sleeping light-years from where there should have been any bears. Rangers were puzzled until forensic guys discovered one of them was having her period & that wafting scent enraged Bruno a couple of valleys away. ON THE RAG AIR YE biatch, slam-bam.

Here in Indonesia those who want to visit Komodo Island & get real intimate with Liz are strongly advised to first lower the red flag. Dragon's got a 1-track mind, like a shark: BLOOD.
 
2010-11-03 07:03:21 AM  
Considering they're from a continent where nature constantly tries to kill you, I'm surprised they couldn't deal with an ordinary bear.
 
2010-11-03 07:44:42 AM  
Dorkemada: Considering they're from a continent where nature constantly tries to kill you, I'm surprised they couldn't deal with an ordinary bear.

Perhaps it was smarter than the average bear?
 
2010-11-03 07:46:55 AM  
I lived in Alberta several years ago and I remember passing a sign at the gates into Banff National Park that read:

YOU ARE IN BEAR COUNTRY

I understood very clearly.
 
2010-11-03 07:48:05 AM  
bakhirun: Could not help but remember that awful case where 2 young girls were found dead in their tent, mauled bt a grizzly. They were sleeping light-years from where there should have been any bears. Rangers were puzzled until forensic guys discovered one of them was having her period & that wafting scent enraged Bruno a couple of valleys away. ON THE RAG AIR YE biatch, slam-bam.

Here in Indonesia those who want to visit Komodo Island & get real intimate with Liz are strongly advised to first lower the red flag. Dragon's got a 1-track mind, like a shark: BLOOD.


That sounds like a myth. The first thing that comes up is the scene from anchorman and then this: Grizzly Bears

Herrero (1985) analyzed the circumstances of hundreds of grizzly bear attacks on humans, including the attacks on the two women in GNP, and concluded that there was no evidence linking menstruation to any of the attacks. The responses of grizzly bears to menstrual odors has not been studied experimentally.


Black Bears

Rogers et al. (1991) recorded the responses of 26 free-ranging black bears (Ursus americanus) to used tampons from 26 women and the responses of 20 free ranging black bears to four menstruating women at different days of their flow.

Menstrual odors were essentially ignored by black bears of all sex and age classes. In an extensive review of black bear attacks across North America, no instances of black bears attacking or being attracted to menstruating women was found (Cramond 1981, Herrero 1985, Rogers et al. 1991).
 
2010-11-03 08:23:25 AM  
Razorwolf: See that's why there should be a percentage penalty. You should have to pay like 10% of any money you were trying to get and your case turned out to be bullshiat.It would really cut down on the 'worth a shot' people. It would definitely cut down on people wanting millions of dollars for slipping on a wet floor.

The Canadian common law provinces almost universally make costs awards against unsuccessful litigants (i.e. these guys are gong to pay half of the money spent defending their action.) Of course, since they live in Australia it'll probably more expensive to enforce that order than to just let it drop.

Some jurisdictions will require security for costs to be paid when a plaintiff lives outside the jurisdiction for exactly this reason. I don't think Alberta does. Too bad.

If you're out in the wilderness, you may experience wilderness. In the Alberta parks, town counts as wilderness. I guess signs should be posted at the airport.
 
2010-11-03 09:14:48 AM  
Maneck: Razorwolf: See that's why there should be a percentage penalty. You should have to pay like 10% of any money you were trying to get and your case turned out to be bullshiat.It would really cut down on the 'worth a shot' people. It would definitely cut down on people wanting millions of dollars for slipping on a wet floor.

The Canadian common law provinces almost universally make costs awards against unsuccessful litigants (i.e. these guys are gong to pay half of the money spent defending their action.) Of course, since they live in Australia it'll probably more expensive to enforce that order than to just let it drop.

Some jurisdictions will require security for costs to be paid when a plaintiff lives outside the jurisdiction for exactly this reason. I don't think Alberta does. Too bad.

If you're out in the wilderness, you may experience wilderness. In the Alberta parks, town counts as wilderness. I guess signs should be posted at the airport.


This sounds great. Why do we have nothing even close to this in the US?
 
2010-11-03 09:15:10 AM  
Next time they go on a trip, they should head up to Churchill, Manitoba. :)
 
2010-11-03 09:20:09 AM  
ADHD Librarian: Can I,
on behalf of all right-thinking Australians, apologise to the Canadians of Fark for this stupidity. I have never been to your snow covered nation, yet already I am well aware of the possibility of bears wandering your streets and forests.

Were it a Canadian suing the Australian people because their baby had been eaten by a Dingo, Australians would rise up as one and mock them. No, suing someone because nature tried to kill you (or those you love) is NOT the Australian way. Were these two real Australian men, they would have pulled out their knives and eaten bear that night.

/is vegimite an effective bear repellent?
//it works for our drop-bears
///small dab behind the ears


Thank you, sir! I will accept your apology on behalf of Canuckistan farkes.

I'm so glad to see what you wrote, really. See, this story really confused me and here is why:

I always assumed that Aussies were a rugged sort, given that everything wild that walks upon the land down there is poisonous, fanged, or both, and generally always trying to kill you. Comparatively speaking, Canada's wild has next to nothing of a dangerous sort that one might find in the land of upside-downness.

So to have two Aussies whine that Nature was mean to them was just.... yeah, "WTF?" is the best sum-up I have.
 
2010-11-03 09:20:10 AM  
I guess of all my uncles, I liked Uncle Cave Man the best. We called him Uncle Cave Man because he lived in a cave and because sometimes he'd eat one of us. Later on we found out he was a bear.

-Jack Handey
 
2010-11-03 09:22:23 AM  
manimal2878: Black Bears

Rogers et al. (1991) recorded the responses of 26 free-ranging black bears (Ursus americanus) to used tampons from 26 women and the responses of 20 free ranging black bears to four menstruating women at different days of their flow.

Menstrual odors were essentially ignored by black bears of all sex and age classes. In an extensive review of black bear attacks across North America, no instances of black bears attacking or being attracted to menstruating women was found (Cramond 1981, Herrero 1985, Rogers et al. 1991).


These were grizzlies, though, not black bears. Maybe the result is the same but grizzlies are bigger a lot more aggressive across the board.

When we were hiking in Alaska I remember seeing a sign at a trailhead that read, "WARNING: You are now entering the food chain". You've got to take all precautions with food but the best safety comes in numbers. Sometimes the bears are hungry and YOU are the meal, but they almost always shy away from groups of 4 or more.
 
2010-11-03 09:33:54 AM  
tcarlson: YOU ARE IN BEAR COUNTRY

"We can't stop here... This is bear country."

i56.tinypic.com
 
2010-11-03 09:42:55 AM  
golf clap
 
2010-11-03 09:52:07 AM  
But at the zoo they are always so cute and cuddly..did the Australians make them mad in some way?
 
2010-11-03 09:55:30 AM  
They really took the "We didn't know there were bears in Canada" defense?

Stupid is as stupid does.
 
2010-11-03 09:56:29 AM  
I have reviewed TFA:

1. That guy looks pissed.
2. In America, I am confident he/they would have received federal money.
3. Stupid or not, hitting a grizzly bear in the face with a rock is a bit more badass than most farkers would manage.
 
2010-11-03 10:11:00 AM  
i252.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-03 10:27:52 AM  
fusillade762: BILL BRASKY

BILL BRASKY!!!
 
2010-11-03 11:42:01 AM  
Coconice: Stupid or not, hitting a grizzly bear in the face with a rock is a bit more badass than most farkers would manage.

a.dren.al.ine, it's a hell of a drug.


FTA:The men argued at trial there was insufficient warning of grizzly bears in the area, in particular lack of signage at the campground, after five other bear encounters in the Lake Louise area in recent weeks.

Um dudes? Yeah, it's the CANADIAN ROCKIES! Do you really need a sign to let you know there are grizzly bears there?

/Banff National Park is probably the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. We were there when I was 14, and the ranger at the entrance to the park suggested we sleep under the van and not in our tent because of the bears.
 
2010-11-03 11:55:41 AM  
Yes, but they do have pic-a-nic baskets.
 
2010-11-03 12:22:51 PM  
you have pee hands: When we were hiking in Alaska I remember seeing a sign at a trailhead that read, "WARNING: You are now entering the food chain"

Would love to see a picture of that sign...

/Don't hike into the wild and cry when you are not prepared
 
2010-11-03 01:38:48 PM  
manimal2878: bakhirun: Could not help but remember that awful case where 2 young girls were found dead in their tent, mauled bt a grizzly. They were sleeping light-years from where there should have been any bears. Rangers were puzzled until forensic guys discovered one of them was having her period & that wafting scent enraged Bruno a couple of valleys away. ON THE RAG AIR YE biatch, slam-bam.



Here in Indonesia those who want to visit Komodo Island & get real intimate with Liz are strongly advised to first lower the red flag. Dragon's got a 1-track mind, like a shark: BLOOD.

That sounds like a myth. The first thing that comes up is the scene from anchorman and then this: Grizzly Bears

Herrero (1985) analyzed the circumstances of hundreds of grizzly bear attacks on humans, including the attacks on the two women in GNP, and concluded that there was no evidence linking menstruation to any of the attacks. The responses of grizzly bears to menstrual odors has not been studied experimentally.


Black Bears

Rogers et al. (1991) recorded the responses of 26 free-ranging black bears (Ursus americanus) to used tampons from 26 women and the responses of 20 free ranging black bears to four menstruating women at different days of their flow.

Menstrual odors were essentially ignored by black bears of all sex and age classes. In an extensive review of black bear attacks across North America, no instances of black bears attacking or being attracted to menstruating women was found (Cramond 1981, Herrero 1985, Rogers et al. 1991).


PEDOBEAR strongly disagrees
 
2010-11-03 02:51:58 PM  
likesass: PEDOBEAR strongly disagrees

Suuuuure, pick the one bear that's repulsed by them. Anecdotes are not data.
 
2010-11-03 03:47:30 PM  
likesass: PEDOBEAR strongly disagrees

Technically pedobear really wouldn't be interested in menstruating females anyway.
 
2010-11-03 07:12:39 PM  
They shoulda sued the bears for their toilet paper
 
2010-11-04 07:23:17 AM  
Tachikoma: FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...

Santa Claus has been cheating on Mrs Claus it seems.


Actually, those legs belong to Mrs. Claus. Think about it: If you were a woman that lived in an area where it was too cold to bare your legs, would you bother shaving?

/Little known fact: Mrs. Claus is Greek.
 
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