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May 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Bear in Carnation

Protect bears in their natural habitat

My oh my, there is a black bear at the Girl Scouts’ Camp River Ranch in Carnation [“Bear captured; another still out there,” NWSaturday, May 23]. Quick, call the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to scare it off. And if it returns, Capt. Bill Hebner will destroy it.

Just where do you expect these bears to live? It’s probably the same black bear that has passed through my yard across the river twice this year, along with a cougar and bobcat. Here in Carnation, we live in the woods and like it that way. If the animals that live in the same woods bother you so much, move to the city. Maybe Camp River Ranch should relocate to Seattle Center.

Secure your trash and calm down; there’s no reason to kill the bear. Protect the nature you purport to respect.

— Michael Fisette, Carnation

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