Originally Posted by lo-fi suicide
yeah yeah... that's an old stereotype.
but if we see the news in USA you have more chance to see a bear on the street, near a trashcan, in a backyard or even in a house in small towns than in Russia
This is true of course. In the nearby San Gabriel Valley (an LA "suburb"bordering the mountains) where I go hiking there are bear-resistant trashcans in all the neighborhoods. Bears, deer, coyotes and rarely even mountain lions routinely come down from the mountains into backyards and side streets. However the SGV is a bit rustic, its only connected to LA by the massive urban sprawl, 50 years ago it was semi-rural and 20 miles from downtown LA. Last year a mountain lion wandered into downtown Santa Monica near the fucking pier! Alas, Santa Monica PD aren't generally used to pumas, so they did what LA area police are expert at, they gunned the poor cat down. (In their defense, they did try three tranquilizers and gave the cat over an hour but we were still all pretty pissed off around here)