SWEDEN: Intrusiveness

The long northern summer days almost wiped out the night. The meadows were fairytale green, and the air was clear as aquavit. But the idyllic season was broken by two alarming intrusions.

In the North, it was the bears. From their deserted mountain regions they were drifting down toward forests and villages, killing cattle and even attacking humans. Declared Dr. Nils Dahlbeck, a Swedish bear expert: "They are reclaiming their former habitat. Also, they find populated areas more profitable for variety in diet." Chief victims were the Lapps who experimented for centuries...

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