Not so yummy mummies! Easter egg hunt turns violent as two mothers fight over their childrens' bid for chocolate treats

  • A mother pushed a child to make way for her own in the race for Easter eggs during a hunt in Seattle
  • Two mothers had to be separated four or five times after the fight broke out at Woodland Park Zoo

By Kerry Mcdermott

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As wholesome childhood rituals go, it is up there with writing a letter to Santa and leaving a lost tooth under a pillow for the fairy to find.

But one traditional Easter egg hunt in Seattle at the weekend turned nasty.

Police officers had to intervene when a fight broke out between two mothers during the childrens' rush to retrieve as many chocolate treats as possible.

Fisticuffs: A traditional Easter egg hunt at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo turned sour when a fight broke out between two mothers, police said

Fisticuffs: A traditional Easter egg hunt at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo turned sour when a fight broke out between two mothers, police said

One woman was reported to have pushed a child out of the way as her own was scrambling to get to some Easter eggs.

 

A scuffle then broke out between the two youngsters' mothers - leaving one woman with a bloody nose.

Pushy mothers: Police said the scuffle between two mothers left one with a bloody nose

Pushy mothers: Police said the scuffle between two mothers during the Easter Egg hunt left one with a bloody nose (file photo)

The Easter egg hunt at Woodland Park Zoo on Sunday afternoon turned sour after 'one woman reportedly pushed a child aside as her own child was scrambling toward some brightly colored eggs', a statement on the Seattle Police Department blotter said.

Officers say the two women had to be separated three or four times, according to a CBS Seattle report.

Only one mother was still there when police arrived. She said she did not wish to pursue charges against her attacker.

Her decision left officers without 'any info that could crack the case', police said.

 

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Crazy people shouldn't have kids.

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I hope they were Cadburys....

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Seattle libs keepin' it real!

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How do you expect our citizens to act decently when our president is such a poor example?

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all is fair in eggs and hunts

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Oh give the journalist an award from come up with the sentence ".....crack the case..."!

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Such a huge sense of entitlement these days...you just know what their children will turn out like!

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i thought the address was going to say*Florida*......

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That's crazy!

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Ah, Seattle -- that lovely little liberal hippie-dippy town. Peace, love and a demand for the fair share of Easter eggs.

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