Friday, January 18, 2013

Every Time He Thinks He's Out, They Pull him Back In.

By Rainbow Starr
Environmental Reporter
NAPLES, FLORIDA - Boo Boo the bear is back in his cage safe and sound.
     Some residents of the Golden Gate area have kept their children inside since the 125 lb. grizzly cub escaped on Tuesday afternoon.  After three days of searching, he was spotted by neighbors about two miles from his home late on Thursday.  He was tranquilized and captured by authorities at about 1 p.m. today.
     Boo Boo, his brother Yogi and their mother are part of a licensed attraction called, "A Grizzly Experience."  Their owners also take the three bears to fairs and exhibits around the country and teach seminars on how to be safe near grizzly bears.
     Authorities have yet to decide whether or not Boo Boo's owners should face charges or fines over the incident.  They haven't even determined how Boo Boo escaped or how to prevent another breakout.  After a brief taste of freedom, they'll never hold him. He's probably already working on a tunnel.

This is a follow-up to an earlier story entitled "Smarter than the Average Bear."   

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