Monday, February 12, 2007

Love Hurts

There’s love stories and then there’s polar bear love stories.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s a great tale of love and loss, courtesy of a couple polars in Memphis who got a bit too frisky in their first mating attempt.

The lede in the Commercial Appeal story sort of says it all: “Courting is complicated, especially when you weigh 650 pounds and have claws the size of hubcaps.”

Seems Payton, the male, took things a bit too far with Cranberry, the female, in their first meeting – knocking her off a 14-foot cliff and breaking her leg.

Cranberry now has surgery to repair the leg and, sadly, at least several weeks in isolation to recover.

I guess this is what they should expect when they try to mate a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old.

File under: Love hurts. Ohhh, ohhh, love hurts.

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