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by Kim DeLozier

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Fascinating! Perfect for those of us who have always wished to spend time working as a parkie but had other demands on their life. It's written in a style that puts the reader right there in the shotgun seat with one of the people who protect our parks from humans and other animals. Well done!
Carey Jones narrates in a laid back tongue in cheek manner that seems perfect for the material. ( )
  jetangen4571 | May 7, 2017 |
I picked this up because Carolyn Jourdan is listed as the author. I had hoped for more of Ms Jourdan's humor and quirky characters. This was a very different type of book. It seems Kim DeLozier is the actual author. I'm not sure how Ms Jourdan and Mr DeLozier worked together, but the book was just okay. Kim DeLozier really wants to be sure that everyone knows how to act in bear country. He sort of hammers the point home relentlessly. There were some good stories, not as good as Carolyn Jourdan's writing, but entertaining and informative. I was interested in the life of a ranger and so this kept my interest to the end. I'm not sure I will try more, though. I listened to the audio book and the narrator, Carey Jones has a wonderful voice. I stuck around just to hear him talk. ( )
  njcur | Sep 15, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 098856436X, Paperback)

This is the first volume in a series of true stories from “[a]n extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, hopelessly timid wolves, and nine million tourists, some of whom are clueless." In Kim DeLozier’s world, when sedated wild black bears wake up unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, or in his car as he’s driving down the highway, or in his office while he’s talking on the phone, it’s just another day in the park. You’ll love seeing Kim and a fellow ranger tested as they bravely take on the task of relocating 77 live skunks by sedating them with darts from homemade blowguns, especially when the pickup truck load of stinkers wakes up while still in transit. An hilarious, heartwarming, and heartbreaking memoir by the chief wildlife ranger in the #1 most popular family vacation destination in the USA, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For over thirty years, Kim DeLozier acted as a referee in the wild, trying to protect millions of park visitors from one of the densest populations of wild black bears in America -- and the bears from tourists who get too close. Written with Wall Street Journal bestselling author Carolyn Jourdan who has several highly-regarded #1 Amazon bestsellers about the Smoky Mountains and Appalachia. Her other books are "Heart in the Right Place," "Medicine Men," and "Out on a Limb."

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The author, a wildlife ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, shares "true stories from 'an extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, hopelessly timid wolves, and nine million tourists, some of whom are clueless.' In Kim DeLozier's world when sedated wild black bears wake up unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, or in his car as he's driving down the highway, or in his office while he's talking on the phone, it's just another day in the park"--Cover.… (more)

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