Quote of the Day: Not Getting It Edition
A black bear repeatedly mauled an 8-year-old boy Monday evening near a popular motor trail on the outskirts of Gatlinburg, and an animal matching its description was later killed by park rangers.
"Apparently the dad was able to drive the bear off both times with rocks and sticks," Miller said. "The child sustained some puncture wounds. They're probably not life-threatening, but they're pretty serious injuries."
The boy's father, John Pala, also of Boca Raton, sustained several lacerations during the attacks. His wounds weren't as serious as his son's, and both went to Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center for treatment, Miller said. They were released Monday night, spokeswoman Amanda Brabson said.
Rangers who were scouring the area for the animal came across a young male bear near the attack scene that "approached them in an aggressive way," Miller said. The rangers then shot and killed the animal, he said, and found "a child's shoe and a cap."
All_Vol_Girl_84, in the comments attached thereto.
There is absolutely NO reason for anyone to have a gun in the national park besides the rangers.
Armed park rangers: Uninjured, safe and sound.
Unarmed park visitors: Repeatedly mauled and lacerated.
You do the math, something our aforementioned Statistician of the Year isn't all that good at.
Too bad for every 10 responsible citizens there are 5 crazies who will shoot at the drop of a hat.
Remind me never to visit her psycho ward of a neighborhood.
On a related note, I don't care who you are, that's funny.
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