Mother Nature never takes a day off!


In today's abstract world of mixed messages to our young by all aspects of the media, (for instance the politically correct children's animated movie, a Shark's Tale), children must be taught the real Mother Nature never takes a day off!


Bear kills girl, 6

Benton, Tennessee - April 13, 2006

A bear attacked a family at a camp site in a U.S. national forest, killing a 6-year-old girl and injuring her 2-year-old brother and mother, authorities said.

"The attack took place on Thursday at Cherokee National Forest, near a pool of water on Chilhowee Mountain," said Dan Hicks, spokesperson for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Witnesses described the bear picking up the boy in its mouth while the mother and other visitors tried to fend it off with sticks and rocks, Hicks said. The mother was injured before the bear was chased away.

The girl ran away during that attack, but was found dead a short time later with the bear nearby. A park ranger fired at least one shot at the bear before it bolted off.

The woman and her son were flown by helicopter to Erlanger Medical Centre in Chattanooga, where both were being treated for wounds consistent with a bear attack, Hicks said.

Hospital officials didn't immediately return calls for comment, but Hicks said the boy was listed in critical condition. The victims' names were not released.

Forest Service employees, TWRA game agents and several hunters were searching for the bear in an area spanning several thousand acres.

The 256,000 acre park runs along the southeastern Tennessee border with North Carolina, southwest of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Source: - South Africa



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