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Bear family frightens peeing 11-year-old tourist

TT/The Local · 17 Aug 2010, 08:56

Published: 17 Aug 2010 08:56 GMT+02:00

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The family of bears paid their first visit to the camp, located near the Norwegian border, at 5am on Friday morning while the group of 14 tourists was asleep, save for the guide Geerd De Koning, and an unsuspecting 11-year-old Dutch girl who had popped out of her tent for a pee.

The arrival of the bears gave the micturating girl a fright, while the animals wandered off into the forest apparently unperturbed.

However, at 9am, the bevy of bears returned while the group was having breakfast.

"The cub came ambling over to us in the camp and as the head of the expedition, I urged everyone to seek the safety of their cars," De Koning told the newspaper.

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While relieved at being at a safe distance from the family of bears, the tourists explained that they were very satisfied with their holiday pictures.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:38 August 17, 2010 by voiceofreason
Not news-worthy.

How about, "Dog scares boy in Malmo"
10:07 August 17, 2010 by salalah
Was the 11 year old frightened by the guide also?
10:24 August 17, 2010 by maxbrando
My goodness: Did the boy get his willy out of his pants, or did he actually pee in them?? Terrible reporting. Need to know at least the essentials in these articles.

This story seems to confirm that the leading cause of death in Sweden really is boredom.
10:43 August 17, 2010 by Nuname
Does no-one read these through before posting them.

The Local: Sweden's news in English (kind of).
12:35 August 17, 2010 by JulieLou40
I agree. Hashed-up second hand news from other papers who can at least write.
15:27 August 17, 2010 by achuou
I am sorry but what language they are using for publishing news ?

i guess its called confusion .
17:32 August 17, 2010 by Byggare Bob
I don't know. Anyone who uses "micturating" and " unperturbed" in the same sentence can't be all bad.
21:54 August 17, 2010 by GLO
Get a LIFE.... Its just a nice story about life in Sweden.
23:09 August 17, 2010 by dizzymoe33
I would have peed also if I saw two bears in front of me!!LOL
09:20 August 18, 2010 by Keith #5083
In modern 'prudish USA' the headline would read: "Bear family frightened by peeeing tourist".

I continue to be amazed by the obvious unhappy lives of some contributors whose only real pleasure seems to be in criticising others - others, let it be noted, who are providing a free (and for the most part enjoyable) service.

I'm with you GLO - and wish these 'malcontents' would either reserve their sour grapes for their lovers (huh?) or offer to do the job better.

A funny, interesting, and charming story and a real change from all the boringly repetitive sex, scandal and violence available from most media outlets today.
14:39 August 18, 2010 by Nuname
I offer to do the job better.

Keith - This story may have been edited by the time you read it. The first edition was a mess.
19:15 August 19, 2010 by wxman
That's a real switch. Normally, the bear frightens you first, then you pee all over!
22:56 August 20, 2010 by IWP
Good to see everyone was 'relieved' in the end.
23:50 August 21, 2010 by Coalbanks
If I'm ever that close to a family of bears, I want to be totally p*ssed!
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