I’ll be you remember the Skittles commercial that said, “Taste the Rainbow.” And then there’s supposedly an old Cherokee saying that goes, “Feed your inner wolf.” And I think it’s that kind of silliness that leads people to believe they can actually walk up and feed the beast. No matter what kind of beast it is.
OK, maybe commercials and Indian folktales aren’t to blame. But, in that case, I’ll have to say it’s all the wacky weed making its way across America.
Whatever it is, people think they can walk right up and feed the wild beast.
And I just saw another online news headline that said a tourist was seen hand-feeding a bear in Tennessee. It was a 21 year old woman. So, she’s fairly fresh out of a government indoctrination station. (aka public school) And that means the real world is still a challenge to her.
And apparently the wise, local county wildlife department is charging her with a misdemeanor. “Illegal black bear feeding.” I’m sure you’ll see the glaring typo. Right? Yeah, they completely misspelled “stupid.”
That young woman is mighty fortunate that her hand-feeding of the bear didn’t turn into literally feeding her hand to the bear. And the article I read said that she put chocolate and watermelon up close to the bear’s mouth. For the love of Yogi, hasn’t anyone ever told her how bigoted it is to assume a bear would like those items?
Yeah, there’s enough stupid to go around on this story. Because apparently somebody posted somewhere that “The action in this video could result in serious injury.” And that’s a sure sign that a lotta people are a couple of chicken legs shy of a full pic-a-nic basket.
When you walk up to a bear, just be sure
That your food and intentions are all pure.
‘Cause the bear might wonder why you can’t look him in the eye
And then take you to his den for a tour.
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