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Big deal, say these Russian kids: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-37922407

Excerpt from the link (emphasis is mine):

Officials in southern Russia have been forced into providing transport for schoolchildren after a video emerged of them walking to school armed with an axe to fend off wolves.

Youngsters in the village of Verkhniy Nugush, in the autonomous Bashkortostan region, have to walk 10km (6.2 miles) to the nearest secondary school on a route that takes them through a forest.
A video of the group trudging their way through deep snow, one student clutching an axe, was shared online by their parents.
The journey became necessary after the village's own school closed, and no buses were put in place.
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OK; they win. I had it easy as a kid. wow

The article also mentions that since the world has found out about the incident, suddenly there is now a way to get them transportation to school. What a nice coincidence!
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In Britain the apex predator is the badger, a timid, nocturnal animal, so we're not even close to having the same sort of problems.
Oh, and in the summer the news sometimes mentions that an adder bite can give you a nasty rash.

Over to you Australia.
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MABBY wrote:
A video of the group trudging their way through deep snow, one student clutching an axe

did one of the smaller kids say he had a ring? I think I've seen this movie. Though I don't see mention of anything riding the wolf.
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mafman6 wrote:
MABBY wrote:
A video of the group trudging their way through deep snow, one student clutching an axe

did one of the smaller kids say he had a ring? I think I've seen this movie. Though I don't see mention of anything riding the wolf.


Why in the world don't the eagles just fly them all the way to school?
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caracfergus wrote:
In Britain the apex predator is the badger, a timid, nocturnal animal, so we're not even close to having the same sort of problems.
Oh, and in the summer the news sometimes mentions that an adder bite can give you a nasty rash.

Over to you Australia.


Uh, yeah, okay...

Nasty rash huh? Um, I think we've got some, uh... Hang on, there were those... no, and that one's not...

Nope, sorry, we've got nothing so mild as to leave you with only a nasty rash. I'm afraid we start at "dead in an hour, which is welcome bliss after the utter agony" and get progressively aggressive (and non-vegetable) from there.

On the plus side, we don't equip our children with axes on the way to school. We prefer to let natural selection sort things out, and then we send the survivors off to the Olympics. Or the Commonwealth Games. Or the Ashes...
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Checking in from Kansas City! One time we had a substitute bus driver who missed my street and my mom had to drive me to school, but not before I had to stand across the street from my house for like 15 minutes and watch the bus drive right on by. It was awful I tell you. I think I got some pollen in my eye. arrrh
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caracfergus wrote:
In Britain the apex predator is the badger, a timid, nocturnal animal, so we're not even close to having the same sort of problems.
Oh, and in the summer the news sometimes mentions that an adder bite can give you a nasty rash.

Over to you Australia.


OK: Saltwater crocodiles released in school office.

It was a prank

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I can just imagine that conversation.

Bob: When I was a lad, I had to walk to school in a snowstorm...
John (laughing): What? Uphill both ways?
Bob (confused look): No, six miles through a forest with an axe to fend off wolves.
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Ozludo wrote:
caracfergus wrote:
In Britain the apex predator is the badger, a timid, nocturnal animal, so we're not even close to having the same sort of problems.
Oh, and in the summer the news sometimes mentions that an adder bite can give you a nasty rash.

Over to you Australia.


OK: Saltwater crocodiles released in school office.

It was a prank

Hilarious! Laugh? - Oh my sides...





See, where they went wrong was doing it in August. Had they waited for the proper muck-up day in December, nobody would have cared (much...)
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Walking home from school, I once got blindside tackled by a poodle. Don't laugh: it was a standard poodle. (Go ahead and laugh; the friends who were with me did.)

I also used to have a recurring nightmare about an evil 20 foot chicken that waited for me in the yard of the house next door to my school.
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I walked to school alone from age 6 onward. Today, my students (who are 7) cannot be sent home alone and must have an adult pick them up. I understand why, but when I was a kid, that would have been impossible as my parents couldn't afford to hire someone to look after me, and both worked long hours.

I carried a baseball bat once or twice to beat off the bullies. Maybe an axe would have been more effective!
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shumyum wrote:
Walking home from school, I once got blindside tackled by a poodle. Don't laugh: it was a standard poodle. (Go ahead and laugh; the friends who were with me did.)

I also used to have a recurring nightmare about an evil 20 foot chicken that waited for me in the yard of the house next door to my school.


I'm not laughing. Poodles are big. AND VICIOUS. Okay, maybe not vicious.
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futhee wrote:
shumyum wrote:
Walking home from school, I once got blindside tackled by a poodle. Don't laugh: it was a standard poodle. (Go ahead and laugh; the friends who were with me did.)

I also used to have a recurring nightmare about an evil 20 foot chicken that waited for me in the yard of the house next door to my school.


I'm not laughing. Poodles are big. AND VICIOUS. Okay, maybe not vicious.
Frounobulax* can be extremely dangerous

*see Zappa, F., Cheepnis
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This morning the highway was totally !@#$%^ so I got off at the next exit and took a different route. I got stuck behind a school bus instead..soblue

The damn thing stopped every quarter mile to pick up more kids. I'm like..."are you f'in kidding me, they can't walk half a mile and consolidate a few stops". This one stop was one kid waiting a football field away from another stop. The kid was waiting outside the vehicle of their guardian!! WTF!! dude couldn't drive 300 more yards and wait with them?

In addition to that of course the bus monitor has to get out every time, motion to the kids to get on, walk around the bus and check underneath and get back on, then do it again in a quarter mile. WTF... when I was a kid we were smart enough to know not to get underneath a f'in bus..

I hate modern society so much some times.
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