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Bears have been sighted in areas that they have not been seen before. (At least not since neighborhoods started going in.) Likely a result of much less cars on the road making it less scary for bears to wander around looking for food.
The unintended consequences.
Social Media - A platform that makes it easier for the crazies to find each other.
Everyone is born right handed. Only the strongest overcome it.
Fight for left-handed rights and hand equality.
We are bad for everything.
We kill flora and fauna and we take, take, take.
We take plants, animals, water, sand, dirt, rocks, minerals, metals and we spew pollution in its place.
And with nearly 8 billion people we do so at an alarming pace.
In fact, we're not only killing plants and animals, I am pretty certain we'll end up killing ourselves.
If not from global warming, we'll all die from pollution or maybe some nuclear war because we're all fighting over the last bits of resources.
Did you know we'll have an alarming sand shortage (used for building houses) within 30 years if we don't come up with an alternative?
It's not even a matter of if, but when.
Sure, a bear eats a fish, but it doesn't kill all fish until there are no more left, like we are currently doing.
Basically every other plant and animal keeps the ecosystem in balance, except us.
We destroy the ecosystem until nothing but we can live in it.
Except mosquitoes I think.
Those buggers are really just here to bug us.
Probably our only real natural enemy.
They kill more than 14 times as many people a year than the number 2 deadliest animal, snakes.
Perhaps if mosquitoes disappeared, all life would end because we could flourish instead
If you believe in evolution then you know without a doubt that animals were first, humans later. And the human evolution started as primates. Homo Sapiens (us, more or less) showing up in Europe around 70-100 thousand year's ago, originally migrating from Africa.
Our ancestors only hunted and gathered what they needed, not what they wanted. We, present day, can't even do that. As a species, we suck.
I live about ten minutes walking from the forest. On my way up there, I quite frequently see moose in between the houses, passing through the gardens.
Old people tell that before the houses were built, there was a moose track there, a path where the moose used to walk. Today, they walk exactly the same path, crossing road where the road was built over that track, through the grvove between the houses, and through the gardens where the track used to run.
But those houses and gardens are like 40 years old! How many moose generations is that? I guess the calves learn where to go from their mothers, yet: for 40 years? They must jump over fences, cross the road twice, humans are around everywhere... One would think that they would consider making a new path. But something makes them insist that This Is THe Way.
This is not a corona phenomenon, so it is not an exact parallel. But if those bears have inherited the urge to walk exactly that path, for 40 years, but the human activity has been the drop making the cup run over, it could be similar to the moose in my area.
Moose hunting is a big activity in Norway - by far the most important game (and the reason why so many people in Norway have weapons!) According to Norwegian Wikipedia, 30,000 animals are hunted ever year. (Scaling it up by population size, that would be 1.8 millon in the USA.) A male is usually around 500 kg, a female 300-350 kg - so you are right: That is a lot of meat! Yet, you won't find much of it in the grocery stores. The hunters want it all to themselves ... and I am not a hunter, so I havent tasted moose for several years.
The hunting authorities regulate the hunt quite strictly: Essentially, hunting is allowed only during October, and one hunting party is alotted so-and-so many males, so-and-so many adult females, and so-and-so many calves (typically 3-6 in total for a party, which may have typically 5-15 members). The number is set based on the number of observed animals the previous year(s) and how much nutrition is available in the area; if the food supply has been abundant for several years, fewer calves and females are taken out, for the population to grow. If it is appearent that they have a food shortage, more are hunted to reduced the size to what the vegetation can support.
Fun fact (or at least a fun story - I believe that it is true!): About a hundred years ago, moose riding was forbidden by law in Sweden. The reason was that smugglers up north, smuggling goods over the border to Finland, had trained moose like horses to carry goods through the dense forests, across the border. (In some areas, there were a number of semi-domesticated moose in those days; I believe some farmes event tried using them to pull the plow.) The police and customs officers were riding horses, that could certainly run fast on the roads, but in the dense forests and ragged terrain, they were hindered by branches and logs and creeks. To the moose, this was their home, they just rushed on, with the smuggler as jockey and the goods tied to his back. In order to curb this activty, moose riding was made illegal.
(I am not sure when this was, it may have been back in the 1800s)