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Bear falls into a poop pit

May 17, 2006
On May 16, a female brown bear was the unwitting victim of a liquid manure pit in Kerimäki in south eastern Finland. Apparently a local farmer was in the process of emptying the pit on Monday and planned to continue the following day. Hence, he left the gate open.
Along came the bear and in she went to the four-metre deep pit. The farmer discovered one enraged bear in the morning…  Local firefighters and law enforcement officials were called in. They mulled over some alternatives (no one was willing to tranquilize the bear, she was undoubtedly unhappy about the situation; killing her was out of the question because apparently there were also "little paw prints" in the vicinity) and finally decided that lowering some logs into the pit would allow her to climb out.
Ingenious! It worked – she found her way out of the manure pit and took off into the forest. If she does indeed have cubs, I bet they’re trying to figure out why she smells so bad!
A happy ending to a potentially sh***y story…
News of the weird from Finland will continue as pieces find their way out to the airwaves (or cyberspace).
Picture courtesy of the Savonlinna Police, used with permission.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Diana permalink
    May 22, 2006 1:45 pm

    wow what a weird story….. too bad there’s no pictures to accompany this!

  2. Diana permalink
    May 28, 2006 10:34 pm

    poor bear – really feel sorry for her…..

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