Monday, December 14, 2009

There's a reason they tell you not to feed the critters.

In the latest episode of our ongoing drama, Mother Gaia Is Not Your Friend, we have the guy in suburban Orlando, Florida who got roughed up by Yogi.

As it turns out, he wasn't entirely truthful in his initial report to the cops: Apparently Gentle Ben didn't attack him from out of the blue when he was minding his own business, but instead attacked him from out of the blue while he was feeding the bear, which happens to be a big ol' misdemeanor in the Sunshine State for some reason. Now he gets some criminal charges to go with his hospital bill.

(H/T to Zendo Deb.)

9 comments:

staghounds said...

"minding my own business"

is witness/reporting party code for

"Doing something I don't want to tell you about".

Anonymous said...

Where are the Man-eaters of Tsavo, when a declining civilization could really use them?

J, t R

B.S. philosopher said...

I'd be awful surprised if the bear, when they find it, actually tips the scales at 200 lbs. The bear (like the deer) in Florida are stunted tiny things.

wv culab As in the bears are the size of Labradors.

Rick R said...

Stupid is as Stupid does...

BobG said...

He hands a wild animal some appetizers, and then gets mad when the critter decides it's ready for the main course?

Joanna said...

You can live in harmony with nature all you want; it doesn't change the fact that nature doesn't want to live in harmony with you.

Firehand said...

From what I've heard, the kitties in Africa are still carrying on; it's just not PC and Make-Gaia-Smile to let the news out to the world.

Yes it does, Joanna; it's just that in nature 'harmony' means "If you're not careful, you're dinner."

alex. said...

The Earth is not my mother. I knew my mother. She had her moments, but, unlike "Mother Earth" she did not spend every moment trying to kill me, usually after lulling me into a false sense of security. Damn you, Earth, damn you!

GuardDuck said...

Natural harmony is a properly functioning food chain.

Humans who use their brain end up at the top of that chain, those who don't end up a few links further down.