Skip to comments.Killer teddy bear leaves 2,500 fish dead
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."
PADDINGTON RUNS AMOK
Aww, that's sorta sad.
Make the best of a bad situation, I always say.
A written warning about this? I'm guessing this fella is loads of fun at parties.
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!
How do you release a Teddy Bear?
I'll bet the sign maker had a good chuckle.
"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.
Teddy lied fishes died.
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!
You see when your life goes down the drain, it's not just you that suffers...
Hey, maybe he was telling your hubby...
It is the fact that their pipes are too small and subject to clogging that is responsible for this tragedy.
This thread demands posting some good fish batter recipes. :O)
1 Tsp baking powder
salt to taste
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vinegar
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
Enviro-terrorist toddler Alert!
This has Bad Horror Movie written all over it--can't wait to see it next summer!
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