Grizzlies stay gone

07/15/2014 4:07 PM

07/14/2014 8:57 AM

Re "The return of the grizzly" (Forum, July 13): Introducing one of the world's most vicious predators back into the most populous state in the union is irresponsible. I've been hunted by a grizzly. Unlike their black cousins, these bears are territorial and a normal, healthy grizzly will kill you.

Even when confined to remote areas, grizzlies still manage to kill people on a regular basis, such as in Canada, Alaska and even parts of Montana. There is plenty of habit for their survival in those areas. Bringing them back into the Sierras, no matter where, will certainly result in another casualty.

It's moronic to even think a grizzly should reside in California anywhere outside of a zoo. Some of these biologists belong there as well.

-- Mike Hooper, Carmichael

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