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By Tom Carlin


November 08, 2007
Thursday AM

I'm no fern fondler or anything but since I'm currently not in Ketchikan I read Sitnews to keep up with what's going on, and by the looks of it, it's BEARS. I live out north and we have our fair share of bears but we know that when the bears start coming out to bring our garbage cans in the garage and make sure not to leave anything outside that they would love to get their paws on. And we have no problems anymore.

I was reading the letter from Ms. Jausoro who was very mad that a bear tore up her Explorer -- which we would all be very mad about. But I feel she kinda brought it on herself. It sounds like she lives out by Herring Cove because of "BooBoo" -- which someone told me about that worked out at ARS. We all know that there are tons of bears out that way eating all the fish. So you could kinda plan on when the bears are out to make sure every bit of food is inside. I just don't get it.

If you have had previous bear problems why would you leave a box full of apples in your car during a time when bears are trying to get every last bit of food they can before they hibernate? Didn't you expect them to smell and get the apples? I just don't get it. Bears are like most any animal and will take the easier meal.

All you gotta do to prevent problems is... don't leave food/garbage outside or in your car and they will leave you alone. It's as simple as that.

Tom Carlin
Ketchikan, AK

About: Life Long Alaskan; Currently going to California Maritime Academy.

Received November 07, 2007 - Published November 08, 2007


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