Patterico's Pontifications

11/11/2007

Some Things Don’t Go Together

Filed under: Environment — DRJ @ 1:16 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Here’s a good example:

“A bizarre incident happened at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium on Friday, involving a wild deer and two polar bears.

The polar bears were playing in the water when the deer decided to jump in, too. Zoo administrators said the deer entered the zoo and then jumped 20 feet off the top of the high rock formation into the polar bear pool. Polar bear Nuka explored the deer under the water before polar bear Koda joined in.

“The deer actually attacked the polar bears with its head, with its antlers and also it’s front feet,” said zoo director Barbara Baker. The zoo said the bears never killed the deer, but the deer did suffer injuries.

“Sadly, the deer had to be euthanized,” said Baker. “It was not injured by the polar bears themselves.”

Video link.

— DRJ

4 Responses to “Some Things Don’t Go Together”

  1. And just what would enviromentalists do if one endangered species ate another? I heard of a incedent where a hummeringbird was eaten by a SCARLET TANANGER and a GREAT CREASTED FLY CATCHER Too bad but nuture dont work like they do on movies

    krazy kagu (e778bf)

  2. Hmmmm. Deer are, what’s that word?

    Oh yeah. Stupid.

    Andy (332d3d)

  3. A deer attacks two bears?

    Is that anything like taking a knife to a gunfight?

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  4. If these had been wild polar bears, the deer would have been more quickly dispatched. They look more curious than anything else in the video.

    SPQR (26be8b)


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