In Naples, Florida, a driveway appeared to be “dancing” with two black bears.
An unprovoked bear assault in Washington State that left a woman walking her dog with serious injuries is being blamed by a wildlife expert on “woke” politics.
Tom Nelson, presenter of The Outdoor Line on ESPN Radio, said to KIRO on Monday that it appeared that public safety was no longer Olympia’s first priority.
A 68-year-old woman walking her dog was attacked by a black bear over the weekend in a residential area of Leavenworth, Washington, and suffered “serious injuries”; she was taken to the hospital.
About fifteen seconds passed during the woman’s horrific struggle with the bear; during that time, she punched the animal numerous times until it ultimately bolted. Then, a Karelian bear dog was utilized by wildlife officials to locate the animal. Later that morning, the bear and her two pups were found, and authorities killed the adult female bear while capturing the babies.
Black bear in America. (iStock)
Nelson contends that the incident could have been avoided but that state officials have prioritized a “touchy-feely, illogical woke wildlife management” that “puts the public at risk.”
On all sides, this is a complete tragedy. “Nobody wins,” remarked Nelson. “Events like these may be avoided.”
According to Nelson, bears ‘load on as much as they can because they’re moving into hibernation’ during the fall.
Their feeding impulse is really limited, Nelson remarked. Unfortunately, the woman interfered with a sow and her cubs, which triggered the protective response.
evening under cherry trees in bloom at the Washington State Capitol. (Image: Dan Mihai/Getty) )
Nelson countered that if bears weren’t in such a desperate situation, they wouldn’t risk coming into contact with people in residential areas close to parks. This is because the state “makes political decisions regarding biological situations for political motives,” Nelson claimed.
Nelson drew attention to the fact that state officials limited the bear hunting season in the spring and implemented legislation that made it more challenging to hunt bears during the regular season. As a result, bear populations have been steadily growing, raising the possibility of more harmful human interactions with the animals.
The state banned the use of dogs to follow bears as one of the regulations it implemented to make bear hunting more challenging. Nelson stated that bears engaged in attacks, like the one over the weekend, can still be located using dogs by state officials.
Nelson remarked, “All they’ve done with hounds is privatize this.” ‘Before, there were hunters who cherished their dogs. Without the assistance of our four-legged pals, hunting “bears” is extraordinarily challenging.
Therefore, rather than the hunter – who is purchasing tags and licenses – contributing money for the state, we as taxpayers now have to pay for this activity.
A representative for the Washington Department of Fish