By Eileen Small
September 29, 2007
I agree with Mr Thompson in that the bear problems we have can
be made worse by folks who don't know how to contain garbage.
I also hope that people here can see the big picture. I contain
my garbage and never put it out before 9 a.m. on trash day---just
before I have to leave for work.. Sorry---but that is as good
as I can get--I have to work and I cannot sit at home til noon
or 1 p.m. waiting for the trash truck!
Garbage is not the only problem. I realize that bears can smell
cooking odors inside my home. Unfortunately, I am unwilling to
seal my home like a prison or put up bars to keep the bears out
at night when I sleep! If I wanted to live this way I would move
to New York City where nearly everyone has bars on their windows---and
it isn't about bears!
Bears are reasonably intelligent--as most animals are. People
have to remember, however, that they are ANIMALS!! They can figure
out how to break into a home, a garage or a trash can (even a
supposedly "bear proof one) if they wish. They are only
smarter than humans if the human is stupid.
I have no problem with bears as a species. If they encroach on
my home I have a problem. Having called fish and game repetetively
over 5+ years and dealt with their comebacks--I will solve my
own problems from now on. Others can do as they wish....
About: "Lived here for
Received September 26, 2007
- Published September 29, 2007
and Garbage By Glen Thompson - Ketchikan, AK
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