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Another sign that needed more proofing [Jan. 22nd, 2007|12:37 pm]
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So I was down at the Virginia Faire site yesterday, drawing up the completely overwhelming list of things that need to happen between now and May....

...sorry, I was, again, completely overwhelmed and having a "WHY am I doing this?" moment. But I'm better now. (See, a short attention span DOES come in handy!)

The great Commonwealth of Virginia has posted new signs in the Lake Anna area: "Birding & Nature Trail". To encourage you to hike and enjoy the lovely trails and wildlife in the area. So, the sign's got a bird, some decorative foliage and...



A bear.

A bear?

Well, that's encouraging. I know that when I'm looking to hike a nature trail, I'm looking for places where I can see pretty flowers, interesting birds and large mammals capable of mauling me for the fruit & nut bar I'm carrying in my camera bag.

I mean, if you're trying to avoid liability here, then just say "Hey, hike here, but don't blame us if you run into a hungry bear."

If you're going for truth in advertising, okay, leave the bear...but why don't you replace that lovely flowering vine in the graphic with something you're more likely to run into: poison ivy, maybe? A pretty little bird...or maybe, really, a big ol' turkey vulture, the bird I spot most often down there. And really, there's just enough white space left on the sign to tuck in a lil' copperhead...how exciting would that be?

Sure, you might not get as many folks hiking on the trails...but you'd probably slow housing development a bit, too, and THAT would be a good thing.
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2007-01-22 06:07 pm (UTC)
You have got to be kidding me. A bear? Geez, why not put a picture of a hillbilly working on their still or something too...(no family comments please!!) :-)

Also, you must of gotten down there real early to avoid the traffic snafus on 95!!!
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2007-01-22 08:46 pm (UTC)
Or maybe a hydrodephalous teenager with a banjo?
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2007-01-22 08:47 pm (UTC)
hydrocephalous, I mean.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2007-01-23 05:22 pm (UTC)
Sure, an hour and a half down...two and a half hours back....grrrrrrrrrr.

Well, I was gonna offer them a picture of YOU...but figured that was the wrong kind of wildlife...
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2007-01-22 06:45 pm (UTC)
One more time for to appease the lectronic gods that ate the first reply.

If'n that was Oklahoma there'd be a family of racoons poppin the silver bullet on the sign.

Meanwhile bear? WTF? makes me really wanna go hiking - I'm sorry my pudgy little legs don't move fast enough to even begin to attempt to outrun a hungry bear ....
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[User Picture]From: piratekalia
2007-01-22 07:16 pm (UTC)
I say, add a fox and let the hounds at 'em. That would be worth paying to see!




Umm isn't May when the "BEARS" like to come out and search for "FOOD"????

Just sayin'
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From: pyrateatlarge
2007-01-22 07:53 pm (UTC)
leave the poor foxes alone!

(I have personal reasons for the plea)
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