Re: Bad BSA news on KGO
Sally Garnaat (sally@U.ARIZONA.EDU)
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 12:13:29 -0700
On Sun, 18 Aug 1996, Ed Darrell wrote:
> Two points: First, we should not rush to conclusions. Below I paraphrase
> the Reuter news story on the incident, which leaves much up in the air.
> Second, combined with incidents around Tucson, Arizona, it would seem this
> a particularly bad year to fail to follow EXACTLY the guidelines on food
> storage in areas where bears live. It is critical to follow the approved
> procedures to the letter, all the time. Bears are looking for food in most
> areas of the west, where drought has hurt them a lot.
> > Ed Darrell, Duncanville, Texas > >
It isn't just food that attracts the bears. Anything with a scent, such
as toothpaste, sunscreen, lotion, chapstick, makeup, gum. The 16 yr old
was mauled in Tucson had everything in plastic bags and no food in the
tent. The bear was well fed(body fat and food in stomach) and had not
been tagged as a problem bear in the past. She is still in the hospital.
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