By David Hull
September 12, 2007
I got all the Christmas trees
the first several years my family lived there by simply walking
past the end of Brown Deer Road into the wooded area. I encountered
several bears in those explorations of the valley wilderness.
NEVER did I have one challenge me. It is not the bear's fault
they are hungry. It is entirely our fault, mine included, for
providing a fast food menu for them each year. Why should they
For those who remember, much of the increase in bear traffic began after the City quit the open pit landfill business and invested in a more environmentally sensitive disposal system. I would take this suggestion one step further by asking the City to help those who need it to bear proof their garbage. It is not the garbage man's job to clean up after us. It is no more their fault than it is the bear's.
Thank you, Julie Steiner, for the best bet yet to curb the mess in Bear Valley. I am going to investigate this possibility today.
Received September 12, 2007 - Published September 12, 2007
About: "28 year Bear Valley resident. I'm not a Bear fan either..... I like the Seahawks."
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