Demanding

I felt I really must reply to Uncle Brock's letter (September 13) as I don't want people to think that we are all so demanding as he. I know that humans keep taking over the land we live in for houses, schools, etc., but to expect so much from them is rea

I felt I really must reply to Uncle Brock's letter (September 13) as I don't want people to think that we are all so demanding as he.I know that humans keep taking over the land we live in for houses, schools, etc., but to expect so much from them is really silly, unless of course he was being unnecessarily sarcastic.After reading the article I see Councillor Carole Wring only said that this was the advice from one of the wildlife wardens, it was not her actual suggestion. I told the wildlife warden about a distant cousin from Backwell who made friends with one of the humans there and they came to an agreement so they could live in harmony together.The house owners put out brown bread and peanut butter sandwiches, nuts and raisins and anything else they thought she would like, and she came every night for dinner but did not touch anything growing in the garden. She even brought her cubs to see them, and they were so pleased to have the trust and enjoyment of watching us wild animals relax and feed, the arrangement suited everyone.This idea was so successful it has now been repeated many times, you see, the humans might have taken the land we lived on, thus forcing us to steal their food but killing every one of us would be impossible and transferring us elsewhere and then in 10 or 20 years deciding to build on that land will only repeat the problem. We do not want to be like the Indians in America put in reservations, in land totally unsuitable for us, we just want to live in peace. So please humans, don't hate us we just want some food for ourselves and our family, just as you yourself want to survive. Food put out for us to eat actually saves us hunting and digging for food, we only eat your food because we no longer have enough of our own. So please please feed us.Belinda BrockAddress supplied


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