Thursday, September 23, 2010
FRENCHTOWN, Mont. -- Police say a Montana woman used an unlikely weapon to fend off a charging bear - a zucchini.
Missoula County Sheriff's Lt. Rich Maricelli says a 200-pound black bear attacked the woman's 12-year-old collie just after midnight Wednesday on the back porch of her home about 15 miles west of Missoula. When the woman, whom police did not name, screamed to draw the bear's attention, it charged her and swiped at her leg. Maricelli says the woman jumped back into the doorway and reached for the nearest object on her kitchen counter - a 12-inch zucchini from her garden. The woman flung the vegetable at the bear, striking it on top of the head and causing it to flee. Maricelli says the woman did not need medical attention. Wildlife officials were trying to locate the bear on Thursday.
Strange yes its strange. Blackies are usually scared witless of dogs; women in Montana usually aren't as clueless as their liberal sisters and know to have a weapon handy when living in bear country. The headline says she was bit in the leg, the body of the story says the bear clawed her.
Then again, tree-huggers live in Montana too, as of the last census there were 7 or 8, I forget exactly how many, so being in a kitchen...the most deadliest of rooms in the average house... and having nothing more lethal than a large vegetable might mean she was: A) Just another loon, or B) Not inclined to hurt the poor widdle bear and used her
dildo zuke to get 'er done.
All in all though, poorly done piece even by Yellowstream Media standards.