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Humane Society Goofs Up Perfection

We dare you. Look at the face of Idaho’s most famous black bear cub, rescued from a wildfire near Salmon Aug. 26. Just try not to let out an “Awww.” Now, we double dare you. Look into his eyes and see a Bernard. You couldn’t do it either, could you? Sometimes a name is just pitch perfect. Like Boo Boo — which Forest Service firefighters bestowed upon the bruin that they found, clinging to a charred tree, suffering from second-degree burns on his paws. A tribute, of course, to animated icon Yogi Bear. And a bit of upbeat whimsy, befitting one of the few feel-good stories from a tough fire season. Then the Idaho Humane Society tried to mess with perfection. Yes, Wikipedia says Bernard comes from “Bern-hard,” Germanic for “bear-hardy” or “brave as a bear.” It still sounds clunky/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Which name do you prefer for bear cub burn victim — Bernard or Boo Boo?

Hucks: Bear Cub Visits State Senator

Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, is accustomed to seeing moose, turkey, deer and bears while working at her “day job”: executive director for the Associated Logging Contractors. The association’s office is at Mica Flats, south of Coeur d’Alene. Shawn tells Huckleberries: “It is not unusual to see all types of wildlife wander through – at a distance.” That’s why Shawn and other hired hands were surprised to see a black bear cub on the back porch eating cat food Tuesday. The cat grub was intended for a now-grown litter of kittens that the staff adopted after someone dumped them along Highway 95 a few years ago. The commotion in the office as well as the clicks of cameras and cellphones drove little Yogi back into the woods last week. The cub seems to have moved on, much to the relief of the state senator and her staff, which didn’t want to see a Mama Bear up close, too/DFO, SR Huckleberries. More here.

Question: Has a wild animal ever entered your home — not counting human types?

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