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FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011, 12:06 A.M.

Ursus arctos horribilis

I can see being ambivalent about Lewis and Clark if you are native. But it seems like everyone else in our part of the country ought to be able to cite a favorite theme in stories spun by the expedition.

Me? No contest. It's the accounts of the explorers' introduction to grizzly bears.

I've always loved that. You can picture those guys shaking their heads and saying "What is the deal with these western bears? You shoot 'em three times and they just keep coming!"

Well, until roads, housing developments and our need to extinguish every trace of wildness shoved them into a corner. 

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