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So, they feed all wildlife. Especially the Black Bears. It's really odd, but the bears know they are on safe ground. They have never bothered any neighbors; such as Yours truly, but they will show up in mass at my Friends home....It's absolutely frickin amazing.
It's really majical to see the whole affair.
The important things that really stun me are: The bears recognize that specific property as a safe haven....Finally the same bears should they be seen out in the wilderness KNOW to run. They KNOW most Man is there to kill them, but on my Friends property I can do what You see below. I can feed a wild bear without it having fear, and running........ Again, out in the wilderness I've run across these same bears, and they run.
there's a part of me that wants to launch into some kind of lecture about not feeding the wildlife...it's ingrained
but, you know what? there's several ways of looking at this
one way - that gets shoved aside most of the time (and here I'll say - not for no good reason) is that we are as much a part of nature as anything else
as long as you understand the rules
so far so good - one day one bear may have a little moment of fear and panic - and there goes the whole thing - plus a toddler
may never happen - I understand - hasn't so far :-)
but - that's natural - that's nature
you have no idea how much I would love to see this - I'm so glad you understand not to share any details with anyone
but I'm very envious - and that's the truth :-)
they know where there's safety and abundance
it is pretty cool - isn't it?
No disrespect intended but are you thinking this through all the way?
The post I mean.
The amount of bear bangers that I have wasted "saving" some fool who feeds a black bear and then says "all gone".
First off, the bear does not understand english, does not understand the "good intentions" of the tourist, and just wants the food they have put behind their back so they can feed another later.
The problem that I see here is there is no DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME disclaimer and someone is going to get one hell of a surprise if they try this on a wild animal, especially a black bear that shows no emotion in it's face even when attacking.
All the Provincial parks up here have the famous don't feed the bears signs everywhere. The reason being if a nuisance bear has to be relocated, it is tagged. If it returns, it is killed. They are given one chance only, and that's sad as it is their country as much as mine. If they are fed, they remember this and return to the easy pickings and don't understand why one person will give them food and another won't.
I was worried that you would take offense when none was intended as I enjoy your posts (always well written and thought out) and didn't want to derail your thread.
I just felt I had to speak my mind in this case.
We see things the same especially when it comes to nature.