Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Self respect. If you don’t have it, you don’t have anything.

For instance, some male dogs pee sitting down. I know, it’s shameful.

Then there are those pups out there that let themselves get mounted in the dog park? Yeah, right in front of all those wet noses.

Of course there are canines out there that share their dog food bowl with the household cat. At least it’s done behind closed doors, but the damage to the psyche is done nonetheless.

But it isn’t just dogs that fall into the trap of losing their self respect. It happens to bears too. The Metro.UK has the details of the latest incident.

Firefighters had to fit the groggy black bear with a harness then use a ladder to lower it to the ground after it climbed up a tree in a cemetery in Oxnard, California before being tranquillised by Fish and Game department officials.

The bear dozed off in the branches with at least three tranquilliser darts hanging from its side.

The bear had been reported prowling a nearby neighbourhood just after 2 a.m.

It was first spotted in a fire station parking lot, then up a tree in a condominium complex. Two apartment buildings were evacuated as police tried to track the bear down. It eventually climbed over the cemetery wall and headed up the tree, where it was tranquillised.

After it was safely lowered to the ground, Fish and Game experts bundled the bear in a tarpaulin, and police say it will be released in Los Padres National Forest.

Well at least he didn’t get stuck IN the tree like Winnie the Pooh.


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