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(The Australian)   Switzerland's only wild bear killed by wildlife rangers, because it *could* pose a threat to humans   (theaustralian.com.au) divider line 46
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2013-02-20 08:31:17 PM
So then they weren't smarter than the average bear.
 
2013-02-20 09:53:16 PM
No attempt at snark?

Bad subby, bad

/At least a Bernstein Bears reference would have made this headline of the week contestant
 
2013-02-20 09:55:05 PM
The cost of the Bear Patrol was overwhelming
 
2013-02-20 10:06:58 PM
So much for neutral nation status.  There will be more bears, many more bears; and yes they will be armed, and yes they will be pissed.
 
2013-02-20 10:11:55 PM
It was an Italian bear. It should have carried its passport.
 
2013-02-20 10:54:21 PM
Hang them by their dangly bits over an anthill.
 
2013-02-20 11:25:35 PM
Well, that's one threat down.
 
2013-02-20 11:49:08 PM
It's a single bear.

A single bear does not a population make.
 
2013-02-20 11:50:50 PM

super_grass: It's a single bear.

A single bear does not a population make.


Well duh, when you shoot each individual bear that crosses the border, he can't forage and make a den to invite all the lady bears over.
 
2013-02-20 11:51:05 PM
Jeez. It seemed to have taken a liking to humans too. Couldn't it have been put into a zoo or a circus?

Humans are farking vicious, man. What other animal will kill an animal, grind it up, stuff it back into its own intestines, and then eat it?
 
2013-02-20 11:51:32 PM
Does a Swiss bear crap in the woods?

/nope
 
2013-02-20 11:53:26 PM

Ed Willy: super_grass: It's a single bear.

A single bear does not a population make.

Well duh, when you shoot each individual bear that crosses the border, he can't forage and make a den to invite all the lady bears over.


You let them do that, they're going to have cubs. And then those cubs are now citizens and will that gives the whole sleuth rights to stay.

Anchor cubs are a major problem.
 
2013-02-20 11:55:01 PM
Bern Switzerland is even named after bears. They even improved their bear exhibit in Bern so it isnt worse than death in ecent years. I bet Bern would have taken M13.
 
2013-02-20 11:55:07 PM
The Swiss also have the right to bear arms.
 
2013-02-20 11:55:15 PM
I see this was reported in The Australian, presumably because they worried the bear could wander over the border.
 
2013-02-20 11:56:08 PM
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SOON
 
2013-02-20 11:57:13 PM
So I guess you could say the Wildlife Rangers ...

looks blearily over sunglasses..

..Were no Alp at all.
 
2013-02-21 12:02:50 AM
ZERO TOLERANCE.

Colbert would be pleased.
 
2013-02-21 12:02:55 AM
NANNYSTATEITIS IS CONTAGIOUS!!!!
 
2013-02-21 12:02:55 AM
If only that bear had the ability to purchase its own high powered rifle or handgun we wouldn't be having this sad, sad discussion right now. Damn you, Government! This 2nd amendment assault will not go unnoticed!
 
2013-02-21 12:09:04 AM
Bad news, bear.
 
2013-02-21 12:09:07 AM

mikaloyd: Bern Switzerland is even named after bears. They even improved their bear exhibit in Bern so it isnt worse than death in ecent years. I bet Bern would have taken M13.


JasonOfOrillia: I see this was reported in The Australian, presumably because they worried the bear could wander over the border.


I see my talents are not needed here.
 
2013-02-21 12:09:17 AM
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RIP last Swiss bear.
 
2013-02-21 12:21:46 AM
First they came for the bears...
Then for the intoxicated drivers...
 
2013-02-21 12:22:11 AM
good.  There's only room for 1 apex predator on dry land, and that's Homo sapiens sapiens.
 
2013-02-21 12:24:37 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: What other animal will kill an animal, grind it up, stuff it back into its own intestines, and then eat it?


One of our cats would do that to us if it could.

potterydove: good.  There's only room for 1 apex predator on dry land, and that's Homo sapiens sapiens.


Dude, have you seen the rural Republican base?
 
2013-02-21 12:31:31 AM
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To be far, Colbert's commentary really didn't help the situation.
 
2013-02-21 02:05:13 AM
The Swiss sure love to put holes in everything.
 
2013-02-21 03:06:37 AM

JOHN MCENROE MY CHILDHOOD NEMESIS: If only that bear had the ability to purchase its own high powered rifle or handgun we wouldn't be having this sad, sad discussion right now. Damn you, Government! This 2nd amendment assault will not go unnoticed!




Due process!!!!!
 
2013-02-21 03:47:44 AM
I wish the article would have read "two Swiss rangers killed by bear. Bear escapes back over border".

/your average bear is much cooler than your average Swiss dude.
 
2013-02-21 03:52:38 AM
It's coming right at us!
 
2013-02-21 04:27:03 AM

JOHN MCENROE MY CHILDHOOD NEMESIS: If only that bear had the ability to purchase its own high powered rifle or handgun we wouldn't be having this sad, sad discussion right now. Damn you, Government! This 2nd amendment assault will not go unnoticed!


I think you confuse him with his cousin, M16...
 
2013-02-21 04:36:38 AM
"The cull was carried out according to the management plan for bears in Switzerland," he told AFP on Wednesday.

Damn. First they came for the bears...
 
2013-02-21 04:46:51 AM
FTFA:
"Its brothers, M12 and M14, died last year when they were hit by cars in Italy. The three bears were part of a program in Italy's Trentino Alto Adige region to reintroduce an animal long wiped out by hunters."

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2013-02-21 04:48:24 AM
To make your own fun, replace every instance of "bear" with the minority of your choice. I chose Muslim.
 
2013-02-21 05:08:44 AM
That bear was Switzerland's WMDs and Iraq.
 
2013-02-21 05:49:20 AM
I was going to as "Why is this asinine?  It's obvious from reading the article that they made a reasonable effort to avoid killing the bear."  But then I thought that if anyone reads that article and still think that it's asinine that the bear was killed, then it's no use trying to argue with them.
 
2013-02-21 05:55:10 AM
I feel like the world would be a better place if the only remaining bears and sharks were in zoos and aquariums.

/maybe we'd leave one bear holding a shark around to guard Strongbadia...
 
2013-02-21 07:05:27 AM
Subby, are bears endangered or something?

I mean, sure its switzerland's last bear, but other countries have bears.  Get over it.

Do all countries need bears?  Do bears perform something so vital to the swiss environment that killing the ONLY one of its kind will somehow destroy?

Here is some help in feeling beter about the situation:  the bear is mortal, it was going to die anyway.  It was NOT going to reproduce by itself, that only happens in Jurassic Park and tiny critters like ameobas (amebi?).
 
2013-02-21 07:38:27 AM
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"Brutal"

/Park ranger is dildos
 
2013-02-21 07:58:28 AM
And they wonder why Americans think Europeans are a bunch of pussies.

My kids and I go camping on an island that technically has the densest bear population in the country.  Black bear are just overgrown raccoons and nothing to be afraid of.  The juvenile bears, like the one in the article, are just dumb kids looking for a place to call their own--hell we had one wander through the neighborhood the other year.
 
2013-02-21 08:37:03 AM
"The cull was carried out according to the management plan for bears in Switzerland,"

Which is to have zero bears
 
2013-02-21 09:46:17 AM
Wasn't there some bears killed in LA recently?
 
2013-02-21 11:17:26 AM
hirsute italian matron shot
story at 11
 
2013-02-21 12:36:28 PM

thorthor: I wish the article would have read "two Swiss rangers killed by bear. Bear escapes back over border".

/your average bear is much cooler than your average Swiss dude.


*checks profile* But then it would be over the border and coming for you.
 
2013-02-21 06:13:55 PM
I don't think "cull" is really rhe right word.
 
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