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[pct-l] Bear Darwin Award

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>From the LA TImes, 8/6/02;

A mother bear and cub foraging for food entered a home in this San Bernardino
National Forest mountain community (Forest Falls) and died in the house fire
they started.

The 300-pound black bear and her cub entered the house on Maple Drive through
an open front window while the family was out grocery shopping Sunday
afternoon, said San Bernardino County Fire Department spokeswoman Tracey

The bears knocked down a living room lamp, sparking the fire. They continued
to the kitchen in search of food, Martinez said.

The bears were trapped inside the burning home and died. Firefighters
discovered the carcasses when they doused the flames, Martinez said.

"It's my understanding that the bears have been kind of terrorizing the
neighborhood and broke into several other houses," she said


"Salvitur Ambulando"
(walking solves all things)
            St. Augustine