1. Of note - we are in the process of upgrading the site to use HTTPS / SSL. In that time, you may be logged in/out depending on what area of the site you are looking at. If you want to be logged into the forums, please log in via https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/login/. If you do that, you will not be logged in while looking at the front page. We hope to have this fixed within the next 24 hours or so.
    Dismiss Notice

Bear from "Semi-Pro" kills trainer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jeremy.B, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Leader Blackout LIVES!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Posts:
    7,588
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +41
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352211,00.html

     
  2. MegaPrime33

    MegaPrime33 Follow me @NerdActivist TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Posts:
    11,161
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Likes:
    +1,434
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    And do you know why he did that? Cause he's a fucking bear!!! People are always shocked when an animal like a bear or tiger, that has been around and trained by humans for most of its life, end up harming someone.
     
  3. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    19,706
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Likes:
    +378
    the saddest part is that they will probably put the bear down for doing something that was natural to him...
     
  4. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Leader Blackout LIVES!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Posts:
    7,588
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +41
    Yeppers. I understand the training and such, but geez, at the end of the day, its still a wild animal that outweighs most people by over 3-1.

    "Oh no, it's comin' right for us!!!"
     
  5. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Posts:
    9,020
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +4
    Exactly. Sometimes you get the bear...sometimes the bear gets you.

    I have no sympathy for the guy. He made an informed choice, and it played out poorly. Them's the breaks.
     
  6. rattrap007

    rattrap007 one with the Force TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    16,745
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    Evansville, IN
    Likes:
    +1,478
    Liked the FARK head line of:
     
  7. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Posts:
    2,641
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +2
    See thats why I stay way from things that can eat me.
     
  8. KA

    KA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Posts:
    23,378
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Likes:
    +184
    that sucks. goddamn bears, killing their trainers.
     
  9. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Posts:
    3,470
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +2
    That's sad. The trainer gets killed by the bear's natural reaction(was it?), and they will probably be puting the bear down for it.
     
  10. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    15,375
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Likes:
    +368
    Ebay:
    Sad news all round. :( 

    Question for those who do more research than me:
    If the bear in question is simply returned to the wild, would its history of training make it unable to re-adapt to the wilderness?
     
  11. sharke

    sharke canadian piece of sh*t

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Posts:
    765
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +2
    more then likely. main problem would be that it doesn't have the skills to hunt in the wild and would end up starving or raiding population areas (which would probably end up with the bear being shot by a deputy outside a 7-11).
     
  12. Enigma2K2

    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Posts:
    3,684
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +475
    Ebay:
    That being the case, putting it down would be the logical solution... and a shitty one at that.
     
  13. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Leader Blackout LIVES!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Posts:
    7,588
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +41
    lolbears never hurt nobody...