The Great Escape
Werner Schnappauf, the Bavarian Environment Minister, issued a “shoot to kill” order. Dr Schnappauf urged hunters to “put a shotgun in your knapsack and get up there quickly”. He said: “This is now a problem bear. It cannot be allowed to roam freely.”
But fresh tracks suggest that the bear has eluded German hunters and is back in Austria. He would be foolish to linger there, however. Last night the Austrian authorities declared open season on the interloper, licensing 150 hunters to capture him dead or alive.
Make for Switzerland! Steal a motorbike! Just don't crash into the wire this time.....