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What Really Happened When Black Bears Guarded A Canadian Woman’s Marijuana Farm

by | 19th, August 2010

MARC Emery, Canada’s King of Pot (free him!), had best read up on black bears if he is stay abreast on marijuana technology. News is that a marijuana farm in British Columbia is being guarded by bears. Lots of them.

Usually, you only need the skin of bear to make an effective deterrent (the armed man wearing it on his head can also help). But the entire bear can also be used, if the media is to be believed.

The story goes that five police officers who went to raid a weed farm near Christina Lake, close to the US border encountered the bears. The men were ready to rip up the 1,000 plants and teach the farmer a lesson.

Bu there are bears. And they are guarding the property. Well, so says the Telegraph:

Black bears guard marijuana fields

Says Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant Fred Mansveld of the bear guards:

“They were tame, they just sat around watching. At one point one of the bears climbed onto the hood of a police car, sat there for a bit and then jumped off.

As guards, bears make pretty good entertainment. And as mellowed-out potheads they are great.

Still, the Telegraph says the bears are guards. Although the National Post tells us of the “Bear Lady” who owns the farm.

But suggestions that she had used the bears as guard animals were dismissed as false.

“If she has a grow-op, that’s not why she [keeps the bears]. She feeds all the wildlife up there,” said one woman who has lived in Christina Lake for 30 years. She’s just different. People in their rational mind probably wouldn’t feed the bears. You’d probably try to avoid them. But she puts food out for them.

Or as the Associated Press puts it:

BC police: Bears surrounded pot fields


AFP is adamant:

Canada marijuana growers use wild bears to guard pot

Let’s look over the facts. How many bears were there?

13 – AP
About 10” – BBC
10National Post

Such are the facts…

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