A rude awakening

Campgrounds Near Yellowstone National Park Closed After Bear Bites Camper:

A bear attacked a person sleeping inside a tent early Thursday, leading authorities to close two campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park.


The camper apparently had stored his food properly, Daley said. She didn’t know if he was camping alone.

Stored his food properly. Asleep. Not in any way provocative. Yet he was still attacked.

It’s very simple: Grizzlies are the largest predators in North America. Humans are small and essentially defenseless. Easy prey. No amount of Disney movies are going to change this.

Especially defenseless in national parks, where our inherent inventiveness has been denied us.

Our inherent inventiveness, and our most fundamental right.

P.S. AP can bite me.


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