Oh well, what do we have here?
Some cryptozoologist is making bizarre claims that the mythical creature known as a 'bear' has attacked a girl riding in a 24 hour bike race ... I'm all for the stranger than fiction 'Oddly Enough' stories that were once only privy to those who scoured the international press for the weird and wonderful but which are now available to the plebian masses through AP and Reuters (those bastards) but this is beyond the pale. Bears are loveable trained creatures who do not live in the wild, do not steal pickernick baskets and do not maul human beings. This is a claim that must be debunked. The wild bear does not exist.