Thursday, June 17, 2004

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Life in the ER is always hectic, but Tuesday night was especially exciting at Carillion Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount, VA. A male black bear wandered through the automatic doors and right into the emergency room. The bear didn't even appear to be seeking treatment since he wandered down the hall and into an empty room. Once he was in the empty room someone got the door closed behind the bear, trapping him inside. A local game warden happened to be at the hospital when the bear paid his visit, but it was Rocky Mount police officers who eventually took care of the situation by killing the unwelcome guest.