Attack Interventions

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Editor:

My compliments to the Arizona Game and Fish people as well as the U.S. Forest Service for their handling of the bear incidents at Ponderosa Campground and Tonto Village. Their efforts are much appreciated.

In a less sincere note, it is notable that bear attacks, which are very unusual, are responded to with prompt and expensive reprisal. Snake bites, which are common and can smart a little are dismissed with the statement that, “they were here first” and relocation by a friendly fireman is the rule.

Go figure.

Phon D Sutton

Comments

Dan Haapala 1 year, 9 months ago

Phon, I understand your comment more than you might believe. In this ever shrinking world in which we live, where do we relocate the bears? Why don't we shoot the snakes? We've talked a little about your open range concerns and I think I understand them. Either man has dominion over this world or he does not. Not for me to decide it's for him. Man has for the most part lost his respect for Nature, I'm not talking about tree hugging, I'm talking about survival. Go where it's wild, expect it to be wild, protect yourself, respect the wild. My thoughts.

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