Theodore's World: Killer Teddy Bear Leaves 2,500 Fish Dead

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September 26, 2006

Killer Teddy Bear Leaves 2,500 Fish Dead

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 earlier 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.

"We've had pipes get clogged, but it's usually with more naturally occurring things like a frog or even a dead muskrat," he said. "This one turned out to be a teddy bear and we don't know how it got there."

The deaths prompted Fawcett to release a written warning:

"RELEASE OF ANY TEDDY BEARS into the fish hatchery water IS NOT PERMITTED."

He said it's not known who dropped the bear, but urged anyone whose bear ends up in a hatchery pool to find a worker to remove it. "They might save your teddy bear, and keep it from becoming a killer," he said.
"It's kind of a cute little teddy bear and people wouldn't think that a cute little teddy bear would be able to kill fish."

Wild Thing's comment per Fletcher bear ......

Where is the sympathy for the teddy bear, he died in this horrible accident. Where is the ACLU fighting for the rights of teddy bears around the world and the prejudice that will come forth against them from this incident?
And why isn't the person that dropped and mistreated the implicated teddy bear given a talking to and taught like our troops had to go through..."training in battlefield ethics and values." Where is the outrage!

Thank you Linda for the email on this.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 26, 2006 03:08 PM


My wife says that this is just giving Al Qaeda an idea, Chrissie. I wonder. Does that hippy harbor, Vermont Teddy Bear, have an Osama Bear?

Except for Theodore, I hate Teddy Bears. I had to settle for my oldest brother's bear, a stained, broken-down thing made in the 1930's, with a paper mache nose, two hateful eyes and a pink felt tongue sticking out. It looked like road kill.

Posted by: Rhod at September 26, 2006 06:05 PM

...and it smelled like a dead trout.

Posted by: Rhod at September 26, 2006 06:07 PM

Rhod hahahahahahaa
That poor little bear. hahaaha

I think your wife is right, if there is a run on teddy bears from people with a lot of Muslims names we are in big trouble.

I have a gut feeling the Vermont Teddy Bear company would be mostly lefties. I wonder though was Vermont a blue or red state.

It may be lefties making them but teddy bears are mostly all Republicans. heh heh No one could be that cute and cuddly and not be a Conservative. It is some kind of unwritten law I think or it should be.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 26, 2006 06:58 PM

As I was posting the same thing on my blog today, I was wondering if I should send it to you or not... I know how much you love teddy bears!

Posted by: gregor at September 26, 2006 07:19 PM

Gregor, (big smile)
I love the photo you used and how you titled it at your blog.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 26, 2006 08:10 PM