Sep 10 2015
06:57 am
By: WhitesCreek

Roane County has many more bears than people think. They rarely want to interact with humans and seem to do their best to stay out of sight. Stories like this deserve at least as much hype when proven false as they got initially. Our society is driven by irrational fears that have no basis in fact when examined.

Michael Savage, 27, called 911 around Friday morning saying he’d been mauled by some sort of animal with dark coarse hair while walking near his home in LaFollette. TWRA called a news conference and put out a bear warning and traps, but investigators later said they are fairly certain Savage was not attacked by any animal.


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