The title for this post should have something to do with the Pitt Panthers, but I’ll temporarily digress from football felines to share some local ursine lunacy. The recent furor over an anthropomorphized, human habituated black bear and her two nine-month-old cubs (affectionately referred to as “the twins” by my illustrious neighbors) that roam around my ‘hood foraging for delectable garbage morsels convinces me that the humans are the ones who need to be relocated to the Ocala National Forest.
After an incident between Momma Bear and a woman trying to protect her yapping little mutt, many of my neighbors are protesting the Florida Wildlife Commission’s policy of trap
To them, the bears are just giant, cuddly, mischievous raccoons who are sweet, people-loving critters who care as much about us as we care about them. They just