Tuesday, September 26, 2006

There's something fishy about this story

From an AP story in this morning’s Chicago Sun-Times. The subject of this story is pictured above:
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 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.
A spokesman for Paddington Bear said that "Mr. Bear was shocked and saddened by the loss of all the little fishies, but he is standing by his brother and he expects his brother to be fully vindicated after the investigation is complete."

The spokesman stated that Paddington Bear, pictured at right, has no plans to visit his brother at the present time but that he has canceled all upcoming public appearances “for the time being.”


    Smalltown RN said...

    That is just to priceless. You put a smile on my face. Great story. You are a very creative writer.

    I found you over at muffin53's place. I see we visit similar blogs.

    Hope you are having a fantastic day.

    Cheers from the westcoast.

    Smalltown RN said...

    Hey great post. It made me laugh. Oh the poor bear. Or should I say the naughty little bear?

    You have a very creative way of writing. Really enjoyed reading your blog.

    I see we visit common sites. I found you over at Muffin53"s site.

    Hope you are having a great day.

    Cheers from the westcoast.

    Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

    where is my email'ed bill?

    how's bob? i REALLY do know all about that if you need help. bee

    The Curmudgeon said...

    bee -- Thank you for asking about my brother (and, I know, you've asked twice). But I'm very superstitious -- and no news is good news. Right now things are OK. And I don't want to tempt fate.

    Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

    alrighty then, holler if you want to.............bee

    Ellee Seymour said...

    Actually, the same thing happens with plastic bags in third world countries, it clogs up their water systems, so it is a serious problem, but a sad end for a cuddly teddy.