Bear Wanders Through Hospital in Virginia - page 3

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. - An adult black bear was shot and killed after it wandered into a hospital, authorities said. The 300-pound male bear was first spotted walking along a street Tuesday night,... Read More

  1. by   nursebedlam
    very sad for the bear, not a good outcome.
  2. by   Jay-Jay
    Quote from nialloh
    Better the bear then a pt or staff member.
    They shoot patients and staff members as well?
  3. by   Jay-Jay
    Quote from TexasPoodleMix
    I understand both sides, believe me , I do. However, I know around here too often "cops" or authorities shoot first and ask questions later when it comes to animals. Perfect example the "patton smoak" incident. I know of several instances where the cops have gone into people's homes (by false alarm, etc), the family dog simply barks, and is shot.

    I can give tons more examples (and cite them) but I will refrain. I am NOT a crazy animal rights nut but I do believe certain people get a thrill out of shooting animals.....
    Are you talking about the incident where a family with a small dog was pulled over by police, and they begged to be allowed to secure their dog, which had gotten loose, without a leash? The officers refused to allow them to do so. Then, one of the officers shot the dog when it approached him, in what he said was a 'threatening manner.' Videotapes of the incident showed the dog was probably just curious and friendly.

    I fully agree about certain people being all too ready to go for their guns. :angryfire
  4. by   nialloh
    Quote from Jay-Jay
    They shoot patients and staff members as well?

    The way some people are with guns, you never know. But I figured it is better to shoot the bear then have a staff member/pt at risk.
  5. by   nialloh
    Quote from CNM2B
    Guess I never thought of how they would get it IN the bear!...H*ll...I would throw it at him! LOL!

    Great answer
  6. by   renerian
    Another animal pays the prices of surburban sprall................

    renerian alias the tree hugger