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Dog walkers should beware of bear

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

On Dec. 12 a lady was attacked by a bear outsider her home in Pennsylvania. She was retrieving her small house dog when the bear dragged her more than 80 yards. Finally, she was able to free herself. She is still in critical condition.

The attack is similar to another bear attack several years ago at a gated community in Florida. The lady was walking two small dogs when she was attacked. She survived but has facial scars.

The common denominator of both attacks was the presence of dogs. The dogs, doing what dogs do, were the catalyst of the attacks, which leads to the purpose of this letter.

I like to walk at Alice Keene Park, many dog owners do also. Every week, college kids walk dogs from the nearby animal shelter. The trail at the back of the park goes into a thick woods, prime bear habitat. Recently, a hunter killed a 574 pound bear on the edge of the Ayden city limits. Bears are here.

I would suggest that the dog owners purchase the most potent bear spray possible. Bears move fast. The spray should be readily accessible. It may save your life and the life of your dog.

Johnny Beddard

Ayden

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