Woman attacked while walking her two small dogs. This didn't happen in my own neighborhood but not far away in my zip code, which has been declared Bear Central. We have the dubious honor of the highest number of bear encounters in the region. The neighborhood where this attack took place is slightly more "woodsy" than mine, but my neighborhood is close to the state park. A couple of months ago, I was out walking the dogs just shortly after dark when neighbors alerted me to a bear sighting on the golf course right behind our condos.
And yet, about half my neighbors persist in putting their trash out the night before garbage day, putting me and other neighbors who are out after dark and early in the morning at risk. The garbage truck usually doesn't show up until after 8 a.m. - would it kill them to get their lazy asses out of bed to drag the trash out on garbage day two days a week? I know that several of these oblivious jerks actually leave the house before the garbage truck, so they have ZERO excuse. This is what happens when you put out a buffet for Yogi and Boo Boo twice a week. I hope this woman makes a full recovery, and believe me, I'm extra vigilant when walking the dogs after dark. We stick close to home.