Friday, May 12, 2006

Golar or prizzly?

What would you call a cross between a grizzly and a polar bear? Well, whatever you call it, a Canadian hunter killed it, and people are unhappy. The photo is below. The facts are available here, and google will tell you how horrible a crime against nature killing this rare animal is.

But is it a horrible crime against nature?

Two animals are of the same species if their offspring is fertile. The dead animal is a result of cross-species mating. Probably its dad got lost, had too much berry, some of it a bit fermented, felt a bit horny and humped anything that barely resembled a bear, or beared a bearish resemble, or… Okay, enough with bad jokes. The point is, the dead animal was infertile, so there’s no loss to the nature by its killing.