Thirsty bear finds missing Moosehead

While on the island I was tracking this day-by-day, can-by-can. It shows what 45 days on an island will do to your mind… though of course I did start tracking it Day 1… hummm.

Moosehead

Clipped from CBC News

Thirsty bear finds missing Moosehead
Last Updated Wed, 20 Oct 2004 19:44:29 EDT
DOAKTOWN, N.B. – A slightly tipsy bear with alcohol on its breath may be roaming the woods of New Brunswick, the RCMP said Wednesday.

Police discovered 200 cans of stolen Moosehead beer at a marijuana growing operation in the forest near Doaktown, N.B., about 100 km northwest of Fredericton. A few of the cans, from a shipment bound for Mexico that was stolen in August, had been ripped open.

“Six of the cans were discovered with bite marks in them indicating a bear had, at one point, been into the beer,” the RCMP said in a news release.

The release said there was no sign of either the animal or the people who had stashed the beer.

FROM AUG. 31, 2004 N.B. residents scour countryside for stolen beer

The beer cans, labelled in Spanish, were instantly identified as having belonged to a load of 54,000 cans that disappeared from a Moosehead delivery truck more than two months ago.

The stolen beer has been turning up in various places around New Brunswick since the transport truck was discovered abandoned in Grand Falls, N.B.

Police have located about 14,000 of the stolen cans from the $75,000 shipment so far.

Wade Haines of Fredericton, the driver of the truck, has been charged with theft over $5,000 and is awaiting trial.

Written by CBC News Online staff

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