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Deadly containers

Dear Editor:

Killer 82 was supposed to be safer after it got four-laned, according to government hype. Just the opposite happened, if you look at the body count. Whatever, it’s still “Killer 82.”

Now come these costly, “bear-resistant” garbage cans that are supposed to make us safer, too, according to the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Isn’t it odd, though, that bears have attacked actual people only out in the county where these bear-proof things are already required.

Can it be that a hungry bear, when it smells food inside trash cans it can’t open, will say to itself, “Hmmm, regretfully I can’t get to food inside there, so I’ll just lie down and starve to death?” What’s more likely is, “OK, I guess I’ll have to break into a house and eat a human.” On the brighter side, if all of us in town are required shell out hundreds of bucks for the bear-resistant trash containers, it will stimulate the economy – and maybe even the funeral business.

Sterling Greenwood

Aspen


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