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Hunters bait bears with bloodied bedding for constipation death

TT/The Local/pvs · 9 May 2011, 13:31

Published: 09 May 2011 13:31 GMT+02:00

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The police were informed of the macabre plan after the blood-soaked bedding was found in the forests near Jarhois outside of Pajala, apparently intended as bait.

"According to what we know, if a bear eats this then it would not be able to eat anything else and die of starvation," said Erik Kummu at Norrbotten police.

Kummu explained that the bear would suffer a long, painful death in the process.

"One can question the faculties of someone who is so cruel as to cause an animal such suffering which could continue for several weeks," he said.

The gruesome find was made by the landowner and a further man who held the lease for hunting rights in the area. The pair then reported the matter to the police.

As police continue their hunt for the suspected perpetrators, it has been established that they used a four wheel quad bike to transport the bloodied bedding into the forest.

"Police from Övertorneå have been out at the location and found the tracks. Police have also used a helicopter to search the area," Erik Kumm said.

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Police have classified the case as attempted aggravated criminal hunting and aggravated animal cruelty.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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14:25 May 9, 2011 by Swedesmith
There's some real sportsman.
14:49 May 9, 2011 by GLO
This is just the worst, they shoul be prosecuted, now!
15:12 May 9, 2011 by jack sprat
Very sad, but no great surprise from what I have seen of Swedish "hunting" practices.
15:18 May 9, 2011 by Roy E
That is pretty messed up. These sickos deserve a sound thrashing.
15:34 May 9, 2011 by millionmileman
These sadistic perpetrators need an enema with a Mossberg 500!
17:15 May 9, 2011 by Åskar
How do we know it was an attempt to kill bears and not the result of an actual bear attack?
17:36 May 9, 2011 by William Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha

Because bears don't usually take mattresses with them when out and about.
18:18 May 9, 2011 by Stickeroo
Sounds like a lot of trouble...when compared to a rifle and bullet. Idiots. The retard probably used his own blood.
18:44 May 9, 2011 by Åskar
@William Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha

Could have been a camper.
19:03 May 9, 2011 by William Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha

I didn't know bears went camping.
20:17 May 9, 2011 by Investor612
Swedesmith and Jack Sprat,

Why baselessly accuse hunters/ sportsman? The despicable act was reported to authorities by a hunter/sportsman.
20:42 May 9, 2011 by Swedesmith
The hunters who reported it have scruples. The so called hunters who dumped the mattress do not.
21:52 May 9, 2011 by hjoian
the point is,is a bear really so stupid to eat a f-king mattress,even if covered in blood? I have my doubts.
22:18 May 9, 2011 by Investor612
Again, Swedesmith.

How do you know hunters dumped the mattress?

It's possible, but far from probable. I'd bet against the jerk(s) who did this being hunters.

The ranks of sadistic morons are hardly confined to hunters.
22:31 May 9, 2011 by technoviking
Who's equating this with hunting? Hunting aims to make the kill as quick and painless as possible.

This is some sick, evil twisted bastard.

@ hjoian

Yes, bears will eat practically anything.
00:16 May 10, 2011 by Roger O. Thornhill
There are some really sick bastards in Sweden.
02:07 May 10, 2011 by Swedesmith
@ Investor How about I just call them scumbags and not hunters, because that is what they really are. Most hunters I know try to make the animals death as quick and painless as possible.
05:15 May 10, 2011 by Investor612

I completely agree with your last post.

It's really twisted to do what this person(or people) attempted to do.
06:12 May 10, 2011 by Da Goat
there are more questions than answers here. I would imagine if a bear ate a blood stain mattress it would pass thru no problem (unless he got a spring stuck in his guts,it ate a spring. LOL) after all it is chewed up and all! It might digest just fine as bears do eat some pretty rough stuff naturally. the next question is how do we know that is what was intended and then we have to know it works somehow or is it all wild speculation someone has to know what was intended how it was supposed to work (did the police work this scheme out or did the idiot who thought it up confess or has it been done before ? I think it is much too late for a 1st April story!

whom ever reported it has the key to who it was!
14:43 May 10, 2011 by rohermoker
To call these people hunters is like calling a theif a shopper
21:21 May 10, 2011 by Petito
Find these "he men" and put them in a cage with 4 hungry bears. Then we'll see what these weak, brain dead, pathetic "sportsmen" are made of. Only risk here is that the bears will refuse to eat their putrid flesh
22:38 May 15, 2011 by FourSaabs
Perhaps someone committed a crime, murder, and then tried to hide the mattress.

I hope some rocket scientist tested the blood to ascertain its origins!
22:49 May 19, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
I don't think people should be mean to bears.
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