Elmer Fud

Yesterday the Seattle Times ran a big-picture analysis of the recent killing of a hiker by a hunter in Snohomish County. They included some tips

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More tips for hikers who don't want to be shot and killed

Elmer Fud

Yesterday the Seattle Times ran a big-picture analysis of the recent killing of a hiker by a hunter in Snohomish County. They included some tips for other hikers who would prefer not to be shot and killed, including this one: Avoid "animal-colored clothing."

A few they neglected to add:

  • Don't go hiking in a bear outfit.

  • Avoid the urge to go, "Rarr!! Rarr! Here comes a bear! A really big, scary bear!"

  • Stay upright! Never lumber along on all fours.

  • Don't devour raw salmon or climb trees in search of honey.

  • Never go hiking with Piglet or Boo Boo

One of the hunters quoted in the story said the real problem was that the young shooter in question "failed to positively identify his target with binoculars before firing." So most hunters, after they get you in the cross hairs of their high powered rifles, will first double check before blowing you away. Well, that's reassuring.

It would have been nice if the Times also ran a list of suggestions for hunters. Number one: How about not shooting your big fucking bear guns anywhere near where humans are hiking?

 
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