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Outsider Obviously Oblivious to Reality of Living with Wolves

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / January 2, 2008

Why do we put letters from writers in other states in our letters section? This woman from Indiana refers to the "brainless" females in Eagle River as if they had to go out of their way to enter the wolf habitat zone ("Women should have known better than walk dogs and bait wolves," Dec. 30). Maybe in Indiana that's true, but we choose to live in Alaska where animals live in our backyard. Should we cower in fear in our houses until the wolves start hunting wild animals instead of easy prey?

These "brainless" women who are getting outside, exercising and enjoying Alaska were less than a mile away from children playing outside their school during recess. She must be further suggesting that our "brainless" school district must be overhauled for allowing children outdoors where (gasp!) they might come in contact with a dangerous moose or other animal. There is also a neighborhood less than a mile from where they were. Should we relocate these people so they can avoid any possible interaction with wildlife? Please, if you don't live here, you don't get it.

-- Kiri Casey
Eagle River

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