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Old 08-24-10, 02:06 PM
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Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

Does anyone else see anything wrong with this story or wonder WTF?
Oh, there it is -- last line. The bear-proof dumpster isn't bear-proof because its broken. Just maybe, that's important and should be earlier in the story (in case the editor runs out of space)

http://www.wmtw.com/r/24742430/detail.html
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. -- A North Conway, N.H., man had a close encounter with a black bear over the weekend.

Jeff Allard, a resident of Cathedral Crossing Apartments, came home from work Sunday and decided to take his trash to the Dumpster. Little did he know the bear was rummaging inside. When Allard threw his trash into the bear-proof steel-top dumpster, it startled the creature.

Allard told the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department the bear reached its paw out to grab the side of the Dumpster to pull itself out when it scratched Allard on his shoulder, requiring 16 stitches.

Allard was able to get up from the ground and watch the bear get out and run off into the woods.

Allard said he didn't feel the bear was acting aggressively, but was startled and trying to get away.

As a result of bears getting into garbage in years past, the apartment complex had installed bear-proof Dumpsters with locking metal tops and side doors. The clip that kept the side door closed was broken, enabling the bear to open it and climb inside.
Old 08-24-10, 02:13 PM
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

How is this proof that dumpsters startle man?
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

I don't understand why the bear was wearing a bear-proof suit
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

Danol got reincarnated as a bear?
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

And if something requires 16 stitches, then it ain't a scratch.
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

If I just took a claw to the shoulder I wouldn't watch the bear run away, the bear would watch me run away.
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

I want more bear-in-bear proof in my man-startling dumpsters!
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

How did one bear get inside the other bear?
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

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How did one bear get inside the other bear?
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

The story would have sold better if it was a dumpster in a bear proofed suit inside a bear startling people.
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

This would be more newsworthy if the latch had NOT been broken.
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

So wait.... The man was in a dumpster-proof bear?
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

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This would be more newsworthy if the latch had NOT been broken.
Probably Yogi still could have gotten in " 'cause he's smarter than the average bear" but hopefully others couldn't.

Perhaps the designers should have considered that bears are strong, stronger than humans, and might break a latch that they lack the dexterity to open properly. Just sayin'
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

I blame Obama.
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

If I were a bear-proof man in a dumpster suit, I certainly wouldn't go around antagonizing innocent shoulder scratches!
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Re: Bear in Bear-Proof Dumpster Startles Man

Until you come face to face with a bear in the wild, you really don't know how you'll react.
Once I was camping at Sand Point in the Olympic Peninsula and was awakened at 6 am by heavy footsteps which I assumed were my younger brother who choose the wood shelter to sleep in- I choose the tent. As I rolled over and looked through the mosquito screen I found myself looking into the large eyes of a bear that stopped 4 feet (!!!!) from my tent. Mind you, we had been warned the night before about aggressive bears but I was STILL half asleep. I froze and watched as the bear stood up and extended HUGE claws into the tree trunk my tent was pitched to. It climbed way up, sniffed the stuff sack we had obediently hoisted out of reach (so bears couldn't reach it!) and after determining there wasn't any food in it, lowered itself down. It stared at me when it reached the ground but decided I wasn't worth the effort or something and just ambled off out of sight.
We broke camp and got the hell out of there.

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