By Rhonda Bolling
October 28, 2007
I wholeheartedly agree with Penny and Marty's comments on the
Burman Bears story. What a fun read! Thank you Heidi Ekstrand
for submitting this for us all to read. I was actually very impressed
with Dr. Burman's wit and creative knack for story-telling as
well. I think Outdoor Life or Outdoor Sportsman (or another
big magazine) should pick this story up.
This year, out of the 12 years that I have lived in Ketchikan,
is the first time I've ever seen a bear running right down the
middle of South Tongass Highway. Not only did I see it one time,
but three times and in broad daylight. How fun is that! I also
enjoyed the neighbor dog barking almost on cue at midnight nearly
every night this summer so I could run out on our upper deck
to spotlight the bear walking through our yard making his rounds.
What a great place we live in that we can see bears, whales,
porpoises, eagles, sea lions and all kinds of other wildlife
right in our yards (or inside our vehicle in the Burmans' case).
Since we just live two miles from Herring Cove, this story has
been great to forward to friends and relatives all over the United
States. With the Sitnews readers, and all the people forwarding
this on, it's crazy to think of how many people in how many countries
have probably read this story by now. I'm guessing everyone
who reads it enjoys a good laugh.
About: "A south-ender
who loves to drive the 2 miles to Herring Cove to watch the bears."
Received October 25, 2007 -
Published October 28, 2007
Blaring Horn Announcing Dining Bears
Inspires Song By HEIDI
EKSTRAND - There's been no shortage of bear stories in Ketchikan
this year. Bears in garbage. Bears in cars. Bears in houses.
But has any bear incident inspired a performance of hospital
operating room personnel singing, a cappella, something akin
to "Happy Wandering Bears Dine on Stinky Diapers"?
October 18, 2007
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