It has been quite some time since I wrote a blog entry. A lot has happened since my last entry, so I will try to catch up. Last week a man was hiking with his wife in Yellowstone National Park when he startled a mother bear with her cubs. The bear then proceeded to attack the man and kill him. There has been a few articles written on this, and frankly I am surprised that anyone is even deeming this as newsworthy. You should not go into the wilderness, especially a place like Yellowstone National Park, without being extra prepared. When you do go, you should not try to be Steve Irwin and get as close as possible to the animals because we all know how that turned out for him. When you impose on another animals natural habitat, things become much more primitive and you become part of the food chain. Obviously humans reside at the top of the food chain, but when you go into the wild you better be prepared to defend yourself to keep it that way. Interacting with other species is a risk we take all the time – whether it be hiking in the woods, camping, or swimming in the ocean. It is our responsibility to take the necessary precautions when we are in another species habitat, not theirs. If you are wondering, the bear is still alive and will not be put to death. I guess we can all agree that she is a better mother than Casey Anthony.
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