Chas' Compilation

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

How is this for the "Bear Necessities"?

Here is an email I got recently:

Build It . They WILL Come

Some people build swimming pools in their back yards. But outdoor pools in Alaska just won't work. Since this particular family lives on the outskirts of Anchorage, they decided to build a sturdy, colorful playground for their 3 and 4 year old sons, with smooth- stone gravel all around it to avoid knee scrapes and other injuries.

They finished building it on Saturday evening, and the following morning, as the Mom was about to wake up the boys and have them go out to play in their new play center, this is what she saw from the upstairs window:










...guess it gives a whole new meaning to 'build it and they will come.'

I looked it up on Snopes.com, and it's more or less true:

Playground Bears in Alaska

I say "more or less true", because the text in the email isn't what the mom said, the actual story is a bit more interesting. It seems the bears damaged the playground and toys with bite marks and scratches.

When I read this I was thinking, "It must be scary to see that and then let your 3 and 4 year olds play out there". Well it seems the parents think so too, and they have taken some precautions since then. Follow the link to find out more.

Very cute... as long as they don't eat your kids!
     

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