(cr: Doris Finch)
When my friend Doris told me she had a bear in her backyard, I assumed this presented certain challenges in terms of etiquette. Is it ecologically kosher to offer a bear a tub of water? I know, I know, let wildlife be wild. But half our bears have been raised on the crap people leave behind in Eaton Canyon, and have eaten enough pizza to know that's not where a pineapple slice belongs. Besides have a heart -- the temps are in the triple digits.
"Water it did not need," she said, and sent this photo.
I think our bears must swap maps and post Yelp reviews of the best dumpsters and pools. "Doris and Tuck are a five-star, just don't overstay your welcome."