T-DOGG14 September 2008 at 4:18pmPosts: 2359 (0 today)Status: offline
Teacher OK after crashing into bear on a bicycle Wed Sep 10, 11:17 PM ET
MISSOULA, Mont. - A middle school teacher suffered some bruising and a big scratch on his back after he struck a bear while riding his bicycle to school.
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 bruin.
He tumbled over the handlebars, his helmet hit the bear's back and the two went cartwheeling down the road.
The bear rolled over Litz's head, cracking his helmet, and scratched his back before scampering up a hill above the road.
Litz's wife drove by shortly after the crash and took her husband to the hospital. He hoped to be able to return to teaching science at Target Range Middle School on Friday.
(check out the name of the school)
you know what, think that when you're teacher and not in the mood to go working, you're able to find out any incredible story in order to never reach school !(desesperate case at it seems! but I may remember it as a possible excuse for me, unless I will be oblige to replace the bear by a cow!!!)
Synnie14 September 2008 at 7:41pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Some cardrivers would also replace an excuse with a fox on the run-, aehm, motorway, aehm, all over or under their car all on a sudden. . .hereabout at least
sesmo14 September 2008 at 7:55pmPosts: 1493 (0 today)Status: offline
Teacher. Johnny where is your home work?
Johnny. Sorry sir the Dog ate it.
In this case.
Johnny. Sir, where is my Maths book.
Teacher. Sorry Johnny the Bear ate it!
Ste15 September 2008 at 12:21amPosts: 2647 (0 today)Status: offline
Dana are you out there?
KiraKat15 September 2008 at 12:30amPosts: 439 (0 today)Status: offline
K'Ehleyr15 September 2008 at 12:34amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Speaking of bears, story is a little graphic:
Bear mauls fisherman aboard boat in B.C.
Victim recovering in hospital
Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
VANCOUVER - A fisherman attacked in his boat by a black bear was recovering in hospital Wednesday night.
"The bear wanted him, he was going to eat him," said Bruce Miller, 40, who helped kill the bear. "The bear needed protein, and this guy was it."
Miller was on his boat in Port Renfrew, about 100 kilometres northwest of Victoria on Tuesday evening, when he saw the bear run up an adjacent jetty after swimming across the Jordan River and jump into 52-year-old Blain Pharis's boat.
The bear ignored the coho salmon that Pharis threw toward him and instead jumped Pharis.
Miller heard Pharis screaming, picked up his metre-long spiked gaff and dashed toward him.
"He was pinned on the floor, the bear had a good hold of him and was biting and shaking him," Miller said. "I figured he was dead in seconds."
Miller sunk his gaff with its five-inch spike into the bear's neck.
"It went right in and the bear still wouldn't let go."
Miller, a Victoria fishing guide, kept sinking the gaff into the bear's neck until another fisherman showed up with a gaff and joined in the fight.
But the bear kept hold of Pharis's shoulder.
Two other men showed up armed with a knife and a hammer.
"This bear was getting hit between the eyes with the hammer and it didn't flinch," Miller said.
A fifth man with a fishing knife began stabbing the bear in the neck.
But, Miller said, the bear "didn't let go until he was dead."
Pharis was able to walk off the boat and waited until an ambulance arrived 25 minutes later.
Pharis's friend Leslie Cheeseman said Pharis is doing "remarkably well" in Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.
The attack left "lots of puncture wounds" on his body but "he is doing really good."
Cheeseman said Pharis, an employee at the Saltspring Island liquor store, had been fishing with a friend off Port Renfrew.
Conservation officer Gord Hitchcock said the bear at least 10 years old and weighing 80 kilograms was in poor health.
Since 1986, eight people in B.C. have been killed by black bears and 75 have been injured.
T-DOGG15 September 2008 at 12:58amPosts: 2359 (0 today)Status: offline
They must be sick of eating fish.
K'Ehleyr15 September 2008 at 3:16amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Why eat the fish when you can eat the fisherman
Sammy le Fox15 September 2008 at 8:06amPosts: 117 (0 today)Status: offline
well, maybe the bear thought: let's eat the one that eats my food.
(just like those vegetarians: they eat the food of my food, so what?) :-]
@ste: was that an insider: "dana are you out there"?
Zenrider15 September 2008 at 1:04pmPosts: 3547 (2 today)Status: offline
Well, now you know how to get a bear to leave the roadway, hit him/her with your bicycle! Ouch.
Sammy le Fox15 September 2008 at 2:41pmPosts: 117 (0 today)Status: offline
whatya listening to? OST of Brother Bear by Phil Collins :-]