Our Griz Gal
It so happens that we used to have one of these
ferocious wild animals living under our roof. These days, this
female grizzly can be spotted in Missoula, attending the University
As one who knows this sometimes grumpy bear, I warn
you to keep your distance - and only approach if eye contact is
rewarded with a smile. As a starving college grizzly, the
offer of a free meal may get you 30 minutes of conversation.
Be warned however, say the wrong thing and you'll hear a growl that
can scare male grizzlies to cover.
Should you happen to spot this grizzly in the wilds
of Missoula, tell her that her parents miss her and are very proud
of her. Warning... if she is hibernating, do NOT
disturb her. I once received a terrible mauling because I
disturbed her sleep.
Teddy Bears, anyone?