Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

May 26, 2013

Attitude toward bear irresponsible

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— — I may not be “bear savvy,” but why can they not sedate this bear (in Bluefield, Va.) with a dart gun, causing no harm to the bear, so they can remove the bear from the residential area?

To say they aren’t going to until it becomes aggressive is the same as saying we are not going to do anything until the bear hurts or kills someone, or hurts someone’s pet right in their yard. To me this a very irresponsible attitude to have. I’m asking Bluefield, Va., officials to get someone to change this attitude. Lives could be in danger here!

Patricia O’Neal