Bear with us

If it is not one thing, it is another in the Frozen North. Now, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says it is hunting for a pair of brown bears still mucking about in South Anchorage neighborhoods and it plans to kill them if and when they are found.

You might think, as we did, that the bruins should be hunkered down in hibernation by now, but they apparently are among the 10 percent that never gets the word, and, after all, some of us are making it easy for them to make a living by leaving out our trash.

Folks who live in neighborhoods from Rabbit Creek to Ocean View should be on the lookout, and there likely are other bears still awake and roaming about in other neighborhoods. We all should be concerned and careful. There is nothing like going to get something out of your car in early evening and tripping over a bear looking for food.

So, just for the next few weeks or so, until our furry friends finally get the message, what do you say we all do what we can to mind our garbage in an effort to keep ourselves and our neighbors in one piece?

Bear with us and be careful.

2 Responses to Bear with us

  1. John London November 18, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    They are not my “furry friends” Dangerous to children and other living things as they are the Rap Thugs of the Woods. The reason there are less in the valley as the deplorables have the good sense to get rid of them because the fly over folks are armed. They are not your furry friends either and Kumbiya is a scam like this election.

  2. OGLila November 18, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Kill them????????

    Why when just a tiny little increase in property tax bills could fund purchase of a grand hotel to give those impoverished innocent little animal friends a good home? This calls for an emergency assembly (closed to the public, of course) to………


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