>> What else is typically caught in a drift net?
> > If the mesh is small enough, local wild daphnia?
And Bruce Stallsmith is apparently hypothesizing that, if one sets up a drift net in a suitably sheltered academic environment, it will function very effectively as a terrestrial bear attractant.
Presumably for this usage, the size of the mesh is not a significant factor, but the more visible the net is, the greater the range from which the bear/s will be drawn. (That's my hypothesis, I guess that would also need to be verified empirically.)
Sample dialogue as follows:
Occifer: "What ARE you doing ???" [in an aggressive, and perhaps ignorant, tone.]
Dr. Stallsmith: "I am conducting a socio-demographic field survey on the visual triggers involved in ursine response behaviors .. um, let me see, you have one fellow occifer there in the vehicle, do you not ? Let me make a note of that ...."
That's where I live, right at the
moment, I'm working on-campus.
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