Re: Another Bear "Attack"...
Tim Goncharoff (tgonchar@CATS.UCSC.EDU)
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 09:15:25 -0700
Some good points were made about proper safety procedures when in wildlife
country. However...wild animals are inherently unpredictable, and there
is only so far you can go. If the woman with fish scales in her hair had
washed them out, would she have been blamed for having the scent of soap
or shampoo on her hair? Both have been known to attract bears. By all
means, use sensible precautions when you're in the wilderness. But
realize that even if you've done everything right, something can go
wrong. The untamed nature of the wilderness is a big part of its appeal,
and untamed animals are certainly part of the package.
IMHO, we're too quick to look for someone to blame when things go wrong.
Stuff happens. Let's be supportive, learn from it, and move on.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City