Most people know that Winnie the Pooh was very fond of honey. But it seems he is not the only bear to think it is a necessity of life.
A Macedonian bear who was just as fond of the sweet treat has been found guilty of stealing honey.
A court convicted the beast of theft and damage for stealing honey from a beekeeper who fought off the attacks with thumping "turbo-folk" music. Scroll down for more...
Nose for honey: A bear has been convicted of theft and damage after a raid on hives
The Bitola city court found the bear guilty, and since it had no owner and belonged to a protected species, ordered the state to pay the 140,000 denars (£1,700) for the damage it caused to the hives.
The bear did not attend court to plead its case and there was no information on the whereabouts of the bear.
"I tried to distract the bear with lights and music because I heard bears are afraid of that," Zoran Kiseloski told a Macedonian newspaper after the year-long case of The Bear vs. The Beekeeper ended in the beekeeper's favour.
"So I bought a generator, lit up the area and put on songs of (Serbian 'turbo-folk' star) Ceca." The bear stayed away for a few weeks, but came back when the generator ran out of power and the music fell silent, Kiseloski said, adding, "it attacked the beehives again."
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