Friday, March 14, 2008

the bear and the bees

news from macedonia, where a local bear was recently convicted for repeatedly stealing honey. the beekeeper brought the case, having tried to protect his hives but failing miserably. the bbc reports:

"For a while, he kept the animal away by buying a generator, lighting up the area, and playing thumping Serbian turbo-folk music. But when the generator ran out of power and the music fell silent, the bear was back and the honey was gone once more."

since the bear was without an owner, and is also a protected species, the court ordered the state to pay for the damage.

the original story is here.

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