Friday, November 12, 2010

A Twisting Path To The Truth

In my inbox today I received a series of photos depicting a herd of cattle attacking a juvenile black bear. The images claimed the event took place north of Tulsa, OK. However, in looking at the vegetation and topography, something didn't add up. A short Internet search later led me to the truth - eventually. Check out the details and links on my Facebook page.

3 comments:

Autumnforest said...

Cullan, you are too smart. I love that you are skeptical! You really are a seeker of the TRUTH.

Cullan Hudson said...

Thanks! And it wasn't hard at all. I was searching online for less than 10 minutes to uncover the truth. I'm just saddened that someone actually took the time to rewrite an e-mail, claiming this event took place in Oklahoma, to a group that included someone I knew

Cullan Hudson said...

Since the link no longer routes to that post on the FB page, I copied the info here for readers:

In case you see this in your inbox... I got the following story in my inbox today. It was forwarded on from someone who said that these pictures are from a ranch north of Vera, OK. Something about the topography didn't seem right. Those trees and that big hill don't seem to fit the area north of Tulsa. So, figuring this had been passed around, I checked with Snopes. There it was. This poster indicates a location of Alberta, Canada.

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=65701

A commentor on the site from Stockholm notes that the poster "says her husband's name is Wayne and in Sue Bee's link the owner of the herd is called Bill Hoyt."
November 12, 2010 at 11:33am · Like.

Cullan Hudson This site says the location is Oregon http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2010/September/Rare-Scene-Cattle-Herd-Drives-Off-Bear-Attack-/
November 12, 2010 at 11:36am · Like.

Cullan Hudson According to KGW Channel 8 reporter, Frank Mungeam, the pictures were taken by Wayne Ray in Fort Fraser, BC. http://www.kgw.com/home/BC-rancher-battle-bear-cows-photos-on-cam-103973439.html
November 12, 2010 at 11:39am · Like.



Cullan Hudson It looks like the Fort Fraser location is the correct one. Amazing how something like this can spread across the Internet. It didn't help that the AP erroneously reported on the fictitious Oregon account.