Human/Animal War

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Teacher Schools Bear in Ballistic Biking Lesson

A Missoula, MT man attacked a bear in what may be retaliatory action in response to this week’s carp attack.  The man was riding his bike and claims to have accidentally struck the bear.  According to the story:

Jim Litz said he was traveling about 25 mph Monday morning when he came upon a rise and spotted a black bear about 10 feet in front of him. He didn’t have time to stop and T-boned the [bear] … his helmet hit the bear’s back and the two went cartwheeling down the road.

Litz was slightly injured in the clash, the ambushed bear retreated before the bear’s injuries could be assessed.  It’s not clear why Litz tried to disguise his attack as an accident (a bear appearing 10 feet in front of him? Seriously?) –perhaps he felt embarassed that the bear escaped alive, or maybe he’s worried about showing up on the bear’s radar as an active hostile.  But who could blame him?  Bear’s are scary. Beary scary:

Artist's Rendering of the bear

My artistic rendering of the attacked bear

Also of note:  Oregon man captures 6-foot lizard sneaking into his yard, likely planning sneak attack …… Lindy at Slog details shocking miseducation of children, raises question of possible toddler-animal alliance ….. Rottweiler saves boy from pit bull in likely staged show of feigned loyalty

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September 11, 2008 Posted by | Attacks | , , , , , | 1 Comment