Bear kills Irish woman in savage attack in Canada
Kate Hickey @irishcentral May 10,2014 04:00 AM
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A Dublin woman had been killed by a male black bear on an oilfield in Alberta, Canada.
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Lorna Weafer (36), who emigrated to Canada with her parents, Margaret and Frank, 30 years ago, was working as an instrument technician carrying out electrical work at the Suncor oilfield. The oilfield is located 25 miles north of her home in Fort McMurray.
The incident took place at 2:15pm on Wednesday, May 7. Weafer was exiting a portable washroom when she was attacked.
Six of her co-workers tried to scare off the bear but they could not save her. She died at scene.
Her colleagues blasted air horns, sprayed fire extinguishers and shot a water cannon at the bear who continued to maul Weafer for an hour. The bear would back away for short periods and then come back.
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Are you kidding me. No one had a handgun or a rifle.
As a species, we are delusional.
“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose
In this case, mauled by a bear.
Maybe she couldn’t have defended herself, but that’s up for debate.
BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), six co-workers armed with air horns?
One person with a 1911 .45 on their hip could have ended it a minute.
Transfer from magazine to bear would take conservatively a minute or two.
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