(Photo NOT of the Gatineau black bear..this one is beige)
Ok, wildlife encounters and shootings have gone from the ridiculous to the sublime, but I have a theory!
This morning in Gatineau, police responded to a black bear spotted roaming around Blvd St. Raymond, not far from the Casino d’Hull!
At the time, police were given the authority to shoot the bear by the Quebec Ministry. Several shots were fired and apparently the bear escaped with some injury.
You know, I believe I may have discovered the underlying problem here, and it has to do with gambling and gambling addiction.
Yes, that’s right, gambling addiction! You recall the moose that swam onto the east-end of Montreal yesterday, very close to the Montreal Casino.
I can see a pattern emerging now of big-game being afflicted with serious gambling addictions. The bear in Gatineau was perhaps drawn to the slots or craps table by the allure of a big pay out. Sure, its probably quite rare, but it could happen.
Perhaps my new theory is something the City should consider when finalizing their wildlife plan.
Gatineau police have already responded to 10 complaints about bears showing-up in the area of St Raymond in recent days.
It’s the casino I tell you, shut them all down and the wildlife will quietly return to the woods…