I'll get to the Baby Eater and Bears in a minute. Did you know that the Bernese (how the people of Bern call themselves) are exceptionally attractive? Really, they are. Look at this woman - very typical of the beauty of Bern...
Oh, wait, that's Nadja! Also known as Documentary Photographer Supreme! She is currently doing a documentary on world renowned Helicopter Pilot Lucas. Here is Lucas with his darling "Hell's Beast".
"The Beast", as folks here in Switzerland call it, is very powerful... but sometimes Lucas looses control of her and she (The Beast) takes command and... this is what can happen:
Now, about Bears... the city of Bern was named when some smart fellow decided that the name of the (then) town would be what ever animal they saw first. Care to guess what animal it was? It's a good thing they don't have Skunks here in Switzerland. So now, everywhere you look you will see Bears. See...
(Yes, that is a penis on the relief bear on the left. Nadja says that is not uncommon to see that here. Very strange.)
Now, about that Baby Eater... Here he is. Can you see how he is about to bite the head off the baby? He sits on top of (yet another) fountain here in Bern. Nadja told me a story about this fountain... Many, many years ago it sat at the dividing line between a nunnery and a monastery. There was a tunnel that ran right under the fountain where the nuns and monks would travel secretly back and forth to... well... you know. Because, obviously, this was forbidden, any children that came from these secret meetings were... well... sent to the baby eater as it were.
So... there. Yeah. Switzerland is different.