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Killer teddy bear leaves 2,500 fish dead
AP/Yahoo ^ | 9/25/06

Posted on 09/25/2006 11:54:37 AM PDT by martin_fierro

Killer teddy bear leaves 2,500 fish dead

1 hour, 14 minutes ago

MILFORD, N.H. - A teddy bear has been implicated in 2,500 deaths. Of trout, that is. State officials say a teddy bear dropped into a pool at a Fish and Game Department hatchery earlier this month clogged a drain. The clog blocked the flow of oxygen to the pool and suffocated the fish.

Hatcheries supervisor Robert Fawcett said the bear — who was dressed in yellow raincoat and hat — is believed to be the first stuffed bear to cause fatalities at the facility.

"We've had pipes get clogged, but it's usually with more naturally occurring things like a frog or even a dead muskrat," he said. "This one turned out to be a teddy bear and we don't know how it got there."

The deaths prompted Fawcett to release a written warning: "RELEASE OF ANY TEDDY BEARS into the fish hatchery water IS NOT PERMITTED."

He said it's not known who dropped the bear, but urged anyone whose bear ends up in a hatchery pool to find a worker to remove it. "They might save your teddy bear, and keep it from becoming a killer," he said.

"It's kind of a cute little teddy bear and people wouldn't think that a cute little teddy bear would be able to kill fish."


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Humor; Pets/Animals; Test Topic, Ignore It; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: killerteddybear; ohthehughmanatee

1 posted on 09/25/2006 11:54:38 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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the bear — who was dressed in yellow raincoat and hat

PADDINGTON RUNS AMOK

2 posted on 09/25/2006 11:57:24 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Aww, that's sorta sad.


3 posted on 09/25/2006 11:57:32 AM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: GottaLuvAkitas1

Make the best of a bad situation, I always say.

4 posted on 09/25/2006 11:59:27 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
The deaths prompted Fawcett to release a written warning: "RELEASE OF ANY TEDDY BEARS into the fish hatchery water IS NOT PERMITTED."

A written warning about this? I'm guessing this fella is loads of fun at parties.

5 posted on 09/25/2006 12:01:57 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: martin_fierro

LOL I was wondering if they had the change to do the same thing.


I went fishing Sat. and had a nice mess of pan fish, and small mouth bass. I like corn meal breading myself. Yumm Yumm!


6 posted on 09/25/2006 12:03:23 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: martin_fierro

How do you release a Teddy Bear?


7 posted on 09/25/2006 12:03:56 PM PDT by najida (The internet is for kids grown up-- Where else could you have 10,000 imaginary friends?)
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To: r9etb
"RELEASE OF ANY TEDDY BEARS into the fish hatchery water IS NOT PERMITTED."

I'll bet the sign maker had a good chuckle.

8 posted on 09/25/2006 12:04:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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9 posted on 09/25/2006 12:06:24 PM PDT by kenth (There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't.)
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To: r9etb

"A written warning about this? I'm guessing this fella is loads of fun at parties."

It's sad that people have to give out common sense advice these days.
When I was pregnant I had a DR. tell me no sex after my water breaks. I had to wonder why he felt the need to tell women this sort of thing, but you never know.
LOL


10 posted on 09/25/2006 12:06:43 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: martin_fierro

Teddy lied fishes died.


11 posted on 09/25/2006 12:07:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: martin_fierro
With this:

some Kosher salt, water, brown sugar to brine the trout, add some Alder wood at 130ºF X 6-8 hrs and it makes a decent sandwich too!

12 posted on 09/25/2006 12:08:52 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: martin_fierro; kenth

13 posted on 09/25/2006 12:09:47 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
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To: martin_fierro

You see when your life goes down the drain, it's not just you that suffers...


14 posted on 09/25/2006 12:24:12 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Once again, raw sewage has overflowed into the arab street)
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To: GottaLuvAkitas1
When I was pregnant I had a DR. tell me no sex after my water breaks. I had to wonder why he felt the need to tell women this sort of thing...

Hey, maybe he was telling your hubby...

15 posted on 09/25/2006 1:09:04 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: martin_fierro
This is slander.

It is the fact that their pipes are too small and subject to clogging that is responsible for this tragedy.

16 posted on 09/25/2006 1:12:50 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty)
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To: martin_fierro

This thread demands posting some good fish batter recipes. :O)

Flour batter:

flour
1 Tsp baking powder
1 egg
salt to taste
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vinegar


Cornmeal batter:

1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Black pepper
1 c Cornmeal
1 tb Sherry or brandy (optional)
1 Jar prepared mustard
Fish (fillets or whole)
Oil for frying


17 posted on 09/25/2006 1:19:14 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: martin_fierro
Cute little teddy bear...


18 posted on 09/25/2006 1:22:38 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: martin_fierro

Enviro-terrorist toddler Alert!


19 posted on 09/25/2006 1:53:11 PM PDT by wolfcreek (You can spit in our tacos and you can rape our dogs but, you can't take away our freedom!)
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To: Constitution Day; kenth

This has Bad Horror Movie written all over it--can't wait to see it next summer!


20 posted on 09/27/2006 7:44:25 PM PDT by PandaRosaMishima (Glosser of Titanic's wings)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows
BTT


21 posted on 09/28/2006 9:55:08 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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