It’s like those times your grandma would sneak you another cookie when Mom wasn’t looking because it would spoil your dinner. Only this is with unpredictable black bears. With huge teeth … and razor-sharp claws.
81-year-old Mary Musselman is behind bars for repeatedly feeding black bears from her home in Sebring, Florida.
She had been warned on several occasions to stop feeding these wild animals, as it interrupts their natural instincts.
“Feeding bears results in bears losing their fear of people,” explained Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesperson, Gary Morse.
Imagine if bears lost their fear of humans. If you’re picturing a snugglefest with Winnie the Pooh or Barney — think again. These animals are wild, untamed and can kill you in a matter of seconds. Sure lady, let’s feed them so they come closer … and watch them snack on our limbs when we don’t have anything left to give them. Who doesn’t love anRead More »from 81-year-old woman thrown in jail for feeding bears