Teenage boy trapped on floating piece...

Teenage boy trapped on floating piece of ice with polar bears

There are 36 comments on the www.telegraph.co.uk story from Nov 10, 2009, titled Teenage boy trapped on floating piece of ice with polar bears. In it, www.telegraph.co.uk reports that:

The 17-year-old, who had been on a hunting trip with his uncle when he became stuck on the ice pan, shot one of the bears in self defence.

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Father Theresa

“Sign at Offbeat E-Entrance”

Since: Oct 09

Bang-la-desh

#1 Nov 10, 2009
But...but...what about the poor orphaned cubs???
The Always Amazing Al

Hampton, VA

#2 Nov 10, 2009
Tough story. For the kid, the bear and the cubs.
Cub Stew

Huntington, NY

#3 Nov 10, 2009
Father Theresa wrote:
But...but...what about the poor orphaned cubs???
Hmmm.....I dunno....what should we do with them?

“Pair of Socks”

Since: Dec 06

.Beats an Ace High

#4 Nov 10, 2009
Mr Zebedee said the crew on board dropped a plastic container of chocolate bars and candy to the stranded boy.




trick or treat,...
cajun

Broussard, LA

#5 Nov 10, 2009
who cares about the cubs this was a human it was either him or the bear.

“Who likes shots & has 2 thumbs”

Since: Jul 07

BOULDER

#6 Nov 10, 2009
The dead polar bear would have been fine if he shared his Coke.
Lou Pinella

Huntington, NY

#7 Nov 10, 2009
cajun wrote:
who cares about the cubs this was a human it was either him or the bear.
Why are you even talking about baseball?

“Ding dong, Wacko's DEAD”

Since: Mar 08

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#8 Nov 10, 2009
cajun wrote:
who cares about the cubs this was a human it was either him or the bear.
GOOOOO BEARS!
Annie

Chico, CA

#9 Nov 10, 2009
6,796,167,947 humans versus 23,000 polar bears?
Too bad the teenager was armed.
Smell the coffee

United States

#10 Nov 10, 2009
Will we now do something about global warming? Wake up people!
Run Joe Run

Huntington, NY

#11 Nov 10, 2009
Annie wrote:
6,796,167,947 humans versus 23,000 polar bears?
Too bad the teenager was armed.
Not only was he armed, he had legs too!!!

“Ding dong, Wacko's DEAD”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#12 Nov 10, 2009
Run Joe Run wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only was he armed, he had legs too!!!
But the bears had twice as many.

“Ding dong, Wacko's DEAD”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#13 Nov 10, 2009
Annie wrote:
6,796,167,947 humans versus 23,000 polar bears?
Too bad the teenager was armed.
I would have considered his death (and subsequent consumption) a dose of chlorine for our gene pool, actually.
Annie

Chico, CA

#14 Nov 10, 2009
In the hour since I posted, the odds have changed: 6,796,181,407 humans now.
If nothing else, we are prolific.

Since: Jul 08

Michigan

#15 Nov 10, 2009
You go boy! I feel sorry for the bears but hey we would've been moaning the death of a teenager if he didn't have a weapon to protect himself.

I am also surprised that it took one shot to kill the bear. If this is the case then this boy got some hunting skills.

Father Theresa

“Sign at Offbeat E-Entrance”

Since: Oct 09

Bang-la-desh

#16 Nov 10, 2009
Raw1 wrote:
You go boy! I feel sorry for the bears but hey we would've been moaning the death of a teenager if he didn't have a weapon to protect himself.
I am also surprised that it took one shot to kill the bear. If this is the case then this boy got some hunting skills.
I was thinking because of the location and the fact that they were hunting, the only conceiveable thing they could have been hunting for is bear, so he must have been loaded up for it. Few caribou on the coast; ptarmigan (chicken sized birds), arctic fox, seals, sea birds. Sounds like a bear hunt.

Since: Aug 09

Schaumburg, IL

#17 Nov 10, 2009
>The 17-year-old, who had been on a hunting trip with his uncle when he became stuck on the ice pan, shot one of the bears in self defence.

Actually, since the two humans were out hunting had they boy been eaten you could have more accurately said the bear acted in self defense.

At least he got hypothermia.

“Infinitely Interesting”

Since: Jan 09

Kalamazoo, MI

#18 Nov 10, 2009
I just don't understand how they got separated... Sure I get that he stepped onto some floating ice, but you would think he had enough time to jump back to his uncle... weird.
First Class Jerk

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Nov 10, 2009
Schnozzy wrote:
I just don't understand how they got separated... Sure I get that he stepped onto some floating ice, but you would think he had enough time to jump back to his uncle... weird.
he is special. i bet he was riding on the 'short ice'...

“Standing Erect”

Since: Nov 09

Carlsbad, CA

#21 Nov 10, 2009
It turned out it was just a publicity stunt and the kid was hiding in the attic.

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