Mood: hug me
Topic: "Barely Bearble"(7)
There are some very strange goings on, going on, about which, quite unsurprisingly, Frodo has a theory. It all seemed to start with our commentator out on the left coast, whom we shall, for defensive purposes, identify only as Mr. Behr. It seemed there for a while as if some hitcher was coming in between every Brown or Grizzly Bear and her cub no matter the location within the confines of the Park known as Yellowstone. Then we heard from our commentator in Scandinavia, affectionately referred to as Mr. Bayer, about the kid from Scotland who got mauled in Norway by a Polar Bear. Now comes the latest, filed by our commentator in the wilds of the Carolinas, whom we all know as USA TODAY, which should give the reader fair-warning about the wisdom of further progress herein.
The US Forest Service has closed the Commissary Ridge Campground at Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, the tallest peak in North Carolina, and the State Division of Parks and Recreation has closed all trails leading to the campgrounds. The reason? Simple enough, black bears.
Frodo notes the egalitarian nature of the threat to continued dominance of our small blue planet by mammals walking upright.. Perhaps it is the re-make of "Planet of the Apes" that has pissed off our friends who were once content to grub about for berries and wildflowers. Or maybe it was merely the picking of wildflowers by those who venture into the hinterland in search of a lonely spot to spread a blanket and down a quart of "Sly Fox."