Tiffany Smith 
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Re: “Bearing witness

Bears are enormous animals and should be monitored by the appropriate authorities. I'm not sure killing the bear adequately addressed the problem. Perhaps the people at the hotsprings or the residents of Cheyenne Mountain should have been more aware of their surroundings. When someone decides to buy a home close to the bottom of a mountain, then an assessment of the surrounding area needs to be taken into consideration. I also understand that the residents of Cheyenne Mountain and the patrons of the hotsprings may have been afraid, but that is also an inherent risk factor associated with the unpredictability of nature.

The State of Colorado is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, which is one of the reasons people decide to live here. The idea of adventure and witnessing something less ordinary isn't a guarantee. Although when it happens, people panic and cause further harm to our delicate ecosystem. It's like they are saying, "we only want adventure when we're ready for it and heaven forbid it come at any other time". I think the bear and her two cubs died because the humans feared a lack of control, better known as predictability.

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Posted by Tiffany Smith on 11/28/2011 at 9:30 AM

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