APPARENTLY, ICE SKATING BEARS ARE QUITE THE RAGE IN RUSSIA
What a way to go. CNN came up with this gem this morning:
Dateline Bishkek, Russia: A man was attacked and killed Thursday by a bear on ice skates. The murderous animal was part of a performing circus troupe called “Bears on Ice.”
The rogue bear apparently didn’t take to his training of having skates strapped to his feet and being whipped and beaten until he could ice dance. According to one account, the bear “tore his his trainer to pieces in front of horrified childen.”
Scratch that. Apparently, the bear REALLY didn’t like skating.
There are certain aspects of Russian culture that I freely admit I just don’t understand. Like the entire concept of “Bears on Ice.”
According to CNN,
“Russia has a long-standing tradition of training bears to perform tricks such as riding motorcycles, ice skating, and playing hockey.”
On the other hand, CHECK OUT this awesome video:
Ok! Now, I get it.