BAD PARK BEARS GET TAKEN FOR A RIDE (Dec, 1930)

BAD PARK BEARS GET TAKEN FOR A RIDE

Unruly bears are taken for a ride at the Yosemite National Park. If Bruin becomes troublesome, a novel “patrol wagon” appears, in the shape of a large section of corrugated pipe sealed at one end and fitted with a trapdoor.

A park attendant detaches the pipe from its wheels and lures the bear inside with a piece of meat. The trapdoor makes him a speedy prisoner.

Under orders of the park superintendent, who invented the device, the sentence for any bear causing trouble in an inhabited portion of the park is banishment. A daub of paint identifies the miscreant in his disgrace.

2 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: January 15, 20135:36 pm

    Funny thing is bear traps today look practically the same, corrugated pipe and all, check out the like to a picture of a modern one…

    http://www.bugbog.com/i…

  2. EMF says: January 16, 201310:44 am

    Hmmm, from that picture I imagine the bear turning around, swatting the broom out of the ranger’s hand and ripping his arm off.

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