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Contributing to the Delinquency of a Bear

“We have a bear that comes around”, a neighbor told Mr. Z when he moved to upstate New York, “and we feed him cookies.” Seeing the bear in his back yard a few days later, Mr. Z asked his wife to bring a camera. Cautiously at first, he offered cookies to the bear until the bear was standing on his back legs and begging while eating cookies from Mr. Z's hand.

The next time he saw the neighbor he excitedly described how the bear ate cookies right from his hand. Horrified, the neighbor replied “We throw the cookies down to him from the second story deck.”

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