GUN French hunter aquitted for not surrendering to brown bear

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    French hunter cleared by court for killing bear
    Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:42pm BST

    PARIS (Reuters) - A French hunter accused of unlawfully killing the last known female brown bear native to the Pyrenees was acquitted on Monday after telling a court he had acted in self-defense.

    Rene Marqueze said he opened fire on the 15-year-old female, named Cannelle (Cinnamon) by park wardens, when she charged him.

    Cannelle was accompanied by a cub at the time of her death in 2004 and the shooting caused an outburst of fury amongst environmentalists who were seeking to reintroduce bears into the Pyrenean mountains in south west France.

    Many local farmers, who say the bears kill sheep and damage crops, are strongly opposed to efforts to reestablish them and environmentalists suggested at the time that Cannelle was killed deliberately.

    But Marqueze said he was confronted by the bear while hunting for wild boar in the Aspe valley of the Pyrenees.

    "She raced forward when I saw her, I took off to get out of her way but she didn't hesitate, she charged me from behind," he told French radio earlier this year.

    He said he shot the bear from a distance of five to six meters (yards).

    If he had been convicted, he would have faced up to nine months in prison and a 9,000 euro ($14,280) fine.

    (Reporting by Claude Canellas; Writing by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Ibon Villelabeitia)
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    Did he at least get to keep it? :dunno:
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    I'm sure it was evidence, and apparently protected, so no.
     
  4. If only the french defended themselves against the nazis so well.
     
  5. TL1000RSquid

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    Had the bear had a K98 I'm sure the outcome would be different.
     
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    I was watching a french movie in english subtitles that came on TV last week and the main character just ran away from thugs for at least the first 45 minutes of the movie. :rofl:
     
  7. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    Wait... a frenchman who didn't surrender?

    THAT. DOES. NOT. COMPUTE.

    Error...
    Error...
    *Bluescreen*
     
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    Thumbs up to another gun-loving Frenchman like myself :)
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    French rifle for sale. Never fired, dropped once.

    :mamoru:
     
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