Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Quote of the Day

From WBZ (Channel 4 - Boston) reporter, T.J. Winick, telling people what to do if they find a bear in their backyard, as this family in Concord, MA did recently.

Now, if you do find a bear eating at your bird feeder, experts actually suggest you step outside your house and make a very loud noise to scare the animal off.

Gee, if only I had anything I could use to make a "very loud noise".

Say what you will about the passive nature of some wild animals, and about how they're likely more scared of people that we are of them, but the probability that a dead bear (or any predatory being, for that matter) will ever come back into my yard in the future and hurt my kids is 0.00%.

Personally, I like those odds.