A black bear weighing over 400-lb is roaming the grounds of an American jail. The Prison staff are looking upon this as an extra level of security.
‘I love that bear being right where it is,’ Warden Burl Cain, of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, said on Monday. ‘Even if it spends half the day scratching its arse that’s still twice as much work as some of my guys do.’
Maria Davidson, manager of the Large Carnivore Program for the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries said:
‘Bears are actually very shy, their tendency is to run and hide, to put one in an ill fitting uniform and arm it with a shotgun and taser could be seen as cruelty.’
‘It’s not the best paid job I’ve had, and the food is variable,’ said the Bear. ‘Sometimes the porridge is too hot, sometimes it’s too cold and only sometimes is it just right.’