Cartoon Tuesday: Bear Sprawl

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Earlier this year, I saw this comic at Salon about what would happen if other species embraced sprawl development, especially into other animals’ habitat, in the same way that humans do.  This comic came back to mind after the SCAG Board decided to choose sprawl development over a chance to make history and clean our air through smart growth.  Click through to see what happens when Bears decide to sprawl out of the forest.

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