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Who's squeezing whom?

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Craig Medred's recent article on Alaska's wolf dilemma raises some valid points (HCN, 2/21/11). Yes, wolves are carnivorous predators that can present a danger to humans. But it is worthwhile to consider why wolf attacks are becoming more common. One must ask whose territory is being invaded and squeezed into ever decreasing parameters. As biologist Gordon Haber's thesis states, nature's balance is an exceedingly delicate mechanism that works perfectly fine -- provided we don't mess with it.

Bradley Berthold
Manhattan, Nevada

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