Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh, My!

Here's a picture of a friend we encountered last Saturday while hiking in Sequoia National Park. We heard tales of bear sightings in the park (they are plentiful in Sequoia) but had not seen one.

A group of hikers came along and joined us. As we were walking away to continue our hike, I heard someone say, "Let's throw one of our apples out to see what he does." Not a good idea at all. Dangerous for humans and, eventually, dangerous for the bears. The park does an excellent job of educating visitors to beware of bears and to keep your food in special bear lockers. Guess these hikers were of the "rules-are-for-someone-else" variety!

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