By Eileen Small
September 09, 2007
I again simply wish to state my opinion on the bear issue. I
appreciate that some others may not agree and that is certainly
I read Mr. Sallee and Ms.Sherva's responses and I respect their
opinion. For me the problem is NOT that I lived in Texas for
10 years but that often people get so tied up in warm, fuzzy,
tree hugging that they cannot see the forest for the very trees!
If I found a copperhead snake in the front yard of my home in
Houston or in the filter of my swimming pool there (which we
did from time to time) I took a hoe and relieved it of it's life!
I did not feel even the TINIEST bit guilty and it never once
occurred to me to do any deep pondering about who was there first---me
or the snake!!! I also never pondered lame psychobabble such
as "Well I moved into snake country--what did I expect?"
Again there is a place for bears---but it is not in my yard or
home however. It is in the forest. Yes, humans DO encroach
on wild animals and in my opinion that is simply life and get
over it! If I ever find a bear threatening me again, much less
in my home, it is a pelt in the making and I don't really care
who feels otherwise! Again--if someone wants to live with the
bears, they need to go do so---I believe I remember at least
on such conservationist and his girl pal who got killed here
in Alaska--and filmed ON THEIR OWN VIDEO due to the same mind
set within the past 2 years! Possibly these people need to
go live in an area with snakes and let's see how they "adapt"
in a couple of years! HA!
Received September 07, 2007
- Published September 09, 2007
About: "I have lived and
worked in Ketchikan for 10 years"
& Bears By Mike Sallee - Ketchikan, AK
people and bears By Stephanie Sherva - Ketchikan, AK
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