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(My Fox Tampa Bay)   DO NOT FEED THE BEARS. This 81-year-old woman would tell you more but she's in jail tonight   (myfoxtampabay.com) divider line 16
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2014-02-01 04:29:41 AM
4 votes:

Confabulat: An 81-year-old woman in Highlands County probably has very little awareness the Vietnam War is over, much less what people expect from her bear treatment decisions. There's your usual rural, and then there's Highlands County rural, and that's a whole different thing.


Well, if the repeated warnings and probation didn't get the point across, she either needs to be in a home or she deserves what she gets.

Confabulat: Really? What did the bear do?


Started hanging out around homes/businesses and seeking out humans to feed it. It is like the pigeons in the park, except more than capable of making you dinner if you don't have anything to give it.
2014-02-01 04:46:04 AM
3 votes:
Well, either she has dementia and doesn't understand why she was on probation for feeding the bears; in which case she needs to be hospitalized because she's clearly a danger to herself because one of those bears is going to bite her head off one of these days, OR

She knows perfectly well what she's doing and basically said f*ck the cops I love my sweet little bears, they'll never hurt me, I'm a bear whisperer and those busybody courts can just lick my withered snatch; in which case she needs to be incarcerated because she's endangering everyone else by accustomizing bears to human contact in defiance of the law and common sense.

Based on that mug shot, I'm guessing it's the latter, not the former. She looks like a mean old woman, and if she's demented, it sue doesn't show.
2014-02-01 01:52:23 AM
3 votes:
Yeah, go ahead and feed the bears. Make them dependant on humans for food, and lure them into areas where they encroach on human settlements so someone with a gigantic killboner can justify shooting them for "Comin' right for them"

Or do you not realize that we have laws against feeding them for that very reason.

That bear ain't going to stave, lady.
2014-02-01 08:50:32 AM
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: She knows perfectly well what she's doing and basically said f*ck the cops I love my sweet little bears, they'll never hurt me, I'm a bear whisperer and those busybody courts can just lick my withered snatch; in which case she needs to be incarcerated because she's endangering everyone else by accustomizing bears to human contact in defiance of the law and common sense.


I can't remember all of the details, but does anyone else remember the story of that guy who thought the same thing, and ended up being mauled to death by his bear friends while his girlfriend was stuck there filming it?

/Bears are not your friends.
//If they don't run when they see you, be worried.
2014-02-01 04:40:57 AM
2 votes:
Close family friends say she is suffering from dementia.

Okay why wasn't you asshats not getting this 81 year old woman help? Pretty sure they knew she was on probation.
2014-02-01 01:53:34 AM
2 votes:

Confabulat: Really? What did the bear do? Or were you just the usual redneck yokels being dicks with guns? Highlands County is one of the scariest places in Florida. I've been all over this state too.


Thanks to Miss "I'ma feed the cute wild animals because DISNEY MOVIES ARE TOTES REAL", the bear got used to human contact and probably began encroaching on civilization to find something nice to eat. That's all they need to put them down.
2014-02-01 02:55:28 PM
1 votes:
Whether she has dementia or just Stubborn Old Woman Syndrome, she needs to be stopped. She's gonna get killed and likely get a bunch of bears killed, as well.

What happens when crazy old women feed bears, Link
2014-02-01 08:32:27 AM
1 votes:
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R.I.P. B.J. and the Bear, 1979-1981
2014-02-01 08:04:55 AM
1 votes:
I'm guessing at least some form of dementia and a husband in denial.  I've seen this (not specifically bear feeding) but the family dynamic many times.  Younger family member and/or friends see what's going on and are trying to convince husband to a) get help or b) put her in a home.  He refuses.  Her delusions are dangerous to herself and others, so they hope to force the issue using the courts.

It's sad, but hopefully for her own good.  Going through that with an elderly aunt right now.  Husband doesn't want help, but she has stopped eating most things and has gotten paranoid.
2014-02-01 05:27:02 AM
1 votes:
Feed her to the bears.

Everyone's happy.
2014-02-01 04:57:23 AM
1 votes:

dywed88: Confabulat: An 81-year-old woman in Highlands County probably has very little awareness the Vietnam War is over, much less what people expect from her bear treatment decisions. There's your usual rural, and then there's Highlands County rural, and that's a whole different thing.

Well, if the repeated warnings and probation didn't get the point across, she either needs to be in a home or she deserves what she gets.

Confabulat: Really? What did the bear do?

Started hanging out around homes/businesses and seeking out humans to feed it. It is like the pigeons in the park, except more than capable of making you dinner if you don't have anything to give it.


The bear is going to make me dinner? Not sure how well a bear can cook, but I guess I'm game if he wants to try.
2014-02-01 04:30:29 AM
1 votes:
Well, of course you're not getting bail. You were caught doing what you were on probation for. You don't even get your trial, the judge can decide to revoke. Since it's probably a misdemeanor she can start burning off her days and stay right there.
2014-02-01 02:29:56 AM
1 votes:

Confabulat: An 81-year-old woman in Highlands County probably has very little awareness the Vietnam War is over, much less what people expect from her bear treatment decisions. There's your usual rural, and then there's Highlands County rural, and that's a whole different thing.


And now there is an 81 year old woman, and several dead bears.

So, mission accomplished, bro.
2014-02-01 02:04:02 AM
1 votes:

Confabulat: You've never been to Highlands County, have you? There's no civilization there.


Doesn't matter to Fish and Wildlife. If it seeks out humans for food, it dies.
2014-02-01 01:52:24 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: They even say one of the bears Musselman fed had to be put down.

Really? What did the bear do? Or were you just the usual redneck yokels being dicks with guns? Highlands County is one of the scariest places in Florida. I've been all over this state too.
2014-02-01 01:34:51 AM
1 votes:
A group of the former middle school teacher's physical education students five of her former physical education students prayed outside of her home on Friday night.

"She taught us girls how to walk, talk, do our nails, stand up straight, and be respectful," said former student Karrol Tedder.


That's a pretty strange idea of phys ed.


Mary Musselman

I love her curry.
 
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