Dead Bear Covered With Obama Signs Found At School

Police at Western Carolina University say a dead bear cub was found dumped on the campus draped with a pair of Barack Obama campaign signs.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Tom Johnson, chief of
university police, said maintenance workers reported about 7:45
a.m. Monday finding the 75-pound cub dumped at a roundabout near
the Catamount statue at the entrance to campus.

Johnson said it appeared the bear cub had been shot in the head, and that two Obama signs had been stapled together and stuck over the animal's head. Johnson was not available for further comment Monday evening.

University police called in state Wildlife Resources officials to remove the body and help in the investigation.

Bear season is under way in western North Carolina.


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  • by Cheryl Location: IL on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:22 AM
    you are a sick individual. today a bear what is to stop it from being a human next time. you should commit you self to a nut house and zip tie your hands and mouth for the next lifetime you sicko. and all of you who agree with him should do the same. keep the rest of this world safe from your sick minds.
  • by blown away on Oct 21, 2008 at 06:48 PM
    This is just wasteful hunting....people going out and killing for the thrill only....whoever did this is just sick.
  • by Cora Location: Winterville on Oct 21, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    What does fear look like? It looks like Hatred. The kind that drive ignorance to it's lowest level. The Creator of the Universe is watching us in this UNITED STATES that we call AMERICA. So North Carolina it's your time to redeem yourselfs from generational hatred.
  • by Mary Location: NC on Oct 21, 2008 at 11:53 AM
    There is nothing funny about the bear cub being shot and signs put on its head.It only shows the ignorance and immaturity of the people that did it.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Oct 21, 2008 at 08:34 AM
    That bear could've been used for much more than a source of ridicule.
  • by pete Location: greenville on Oct 21, 2008 at 08:34 AM
    They should have put the sign's on a outhouse and spared the bear.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Oct 21, 2008 at 07:54 AM
    All I've got to say is, “That poor cub”. What in the world did that bear do to any of you? If you don't like Obama or McCain that is fine, this is America - free speech, not free killing. Again, I feel so bad for the cub.
  • by Red State Location: Washington Co. on Oct 21, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    Dead Bear. Obama signs? I don't get it. That's funny though Joseph. Maybe they put the Obama "clothes" on the bear and then he committed suicide?
  • by Angie Location: Greenville on Oct 21, 2008 at 06:14 AM
    To kill an innocent animal and then use it to mock a political canidate is a disgrace.
  • by joseph Location: Snow hill on Oct 20, 2008 at 07:04 PM
    No the Bear probley is glad it is dead because he knew he had to wear the signs, I would rather be shot than be seen like that LOL
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