Posted on Mon 25 September 2006 in Family

Every once in a while I'm allowed to get hysterical, okay?

According to CBC Radio in Sudbury, there's a 150 kilogram black bear prowling around our neighbourhood, tearing apart garbage and causing great concern for residents. We've brought it on ourselves, though. Apparently my neighbours are so filthy that they've been leaving out garbage that is much more alluring than the bait that the ministry of natural resources uses for their traps.

I, for one, welcome our large, furry, omnivorous new overlords. Although I might reconsider some of the late-night walks that take me through wooded paths that offer almost no visibility. Or I'll bring a flashlight and some jingly bells.

Large black bear

Image courtesy of `Wikipedia <>`__. Yeah, big surprise...