The air of a bear
is hard to wear.
The parity of ideal society
is difficult to identify.
The truth of our birth
is impossible to unearth.
Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, intrepid newshound at Greenygrey News (GGN). As Britain seems to be trying to exterminate (or at least cull thousands of) one of its last surviving medium-sized wild mammals, the badger, having long ago succeeded with (competitor predator) large-sized ones, North Americans are happy to have bears in their backyard.
GGN is delighted to report that the Greenygrey was there as this big bear was brought down safely, so it could carry on going about its natural business, and bringing fun, knowledge and wonder to the lucky humans in its vicinity, as shown in this video:
Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, celebrity naturalist at the Greenygrey. I was thinking this week how Olympic athletes have seen the two sides of Britain since their arrival last week, with the greenygrey weather of last weekend breaking into hot sunshine for the southern half of Britain over the last few days. The greenygrey weather has travelled farther south now, so it is a shorter journey north for any athletes in London who are pining for more greenygrey.
The international feel to Britain at the moment reminded me of a fellow from Kazakhstan I saw talking about bears in his country; Borat was his name. Here he is in glorious greenygrey:
He said he used to hunt bears in his country, but didn’t any more; because there were none left.
It’s the same kind of situation in Britain; although the government laudably banned hunting with dogs ten years ago, and we do have some of the best animal welfare legislation in the world now.
Is Britain Bearable?
We do lack big wild animals like those seen in North America and some European countries. The sunshine of recent days makes me think that Britain would be even better with some bears in the wild; maybe even some sun bears.
It would probably need high strong fences to keep the animals in a reserve though; and protect them from humans and other predators… and vice-versa.