Last night Toronto Police responded to a strange call, especially for a big-city police department. A 300+ pound black bear was roaming around Scarborough! The ETF was forced to euthanize the bear due to “safety concerns”.
This event lit up Twitter for hours and the reaction varied, from anger that the bear was put down to laughing at the absurdity of a bear making that far into the city before being discovered. Here’s some of the best tweets…
Lol my mom's so loving, there was a bear killed in Scarborough and she said "why didn't they put him to sleep and take him somewhere else"— Vanessa Camara (@VCamara_) May 13, 2017
BRUHHHHH THERE'S A WILD BEAR LOOSE IN SCARBOROUGH LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO— BæsicBrownBoy (@Corndrizzlydog) May 13, 2017
Disappointing to hear that the bear in Scarborough was shot. due to animal control "not being equipped" to deal with it.— James (@sixteencylinder) May 13, 2017
I also wonder about the decision to shoot the bear. Surely there are more dangerous things in Scarborough than a black bear. RIP Scarborough Bear!