The right to arm bears?

This morning’s stand-out story on the Beeb:

A bold amphibious escape bid by a bear at Berlin zoo has been foiled in a dramatic shoot-out. Juan the Andean spectacled bear first paddled across a moat using a log for a raft, then scaled a wall. Finally he appeared to commandeer a bicycle, before zookeepers with brooms cornered him, and a colleague picked him off with a tranquiliser gun.

I don’t meant to be picky, but… doesn’t a “dramatic shoot-out” depend on both parties being armed? Unless they’re not telling us something, and that this bear had managed to get a gun from somewhere too – now that would be pretty fucking cool. Scary, but cool.

3 thoughts on “The right to arm bears?

  1. “Just think what could have happened,” said a mother who saw the bear escape and head for the children’s carousel.

    Yeah he could have raided the ice cream van on the way.

  2. I always wondered if the tendency for gun-toting action heroes to wear vests, from Bruce Willis to Vin Diesel, was based on a misunderstanding of the right to bare arms…

    Goodness me, is that the time? Yes, perhaps I should get to bed.

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