Town declares itself “Bear Free Zone”, UPDATE: Didn’t work
Many American cities have struggled with the recent news that Bearmageddon is coming and the rise in bear attacks is only a light preview of the carnage that is in store for us all. Some have fled, others have put up walls, but the town of Slone, WA has takes a unique approach. They posted a sign at the city entrance declaring their territory a “bear free zone”. When asked if they thought bears would obey such a sign, Slone mayor Juliana Kurtz had this to say: “Yes”.
Time will tell if the signs are effective.
UPDATE: Nope. A memorial service for the entire town of Slone will be announced on Wednesday.