Jane Blanchard: Another Spring


“Pyros, the alpha bear of the Pyrenees, is on
the move again.” − The Wall Street Journal

Both French and Spanish specialists are vexed
Because a certain bear is oversexed.

Brought from Slovenia in ’87,
He made this mountain range his randy heaven.

Pyros became extremely lecherous;
Ursine relations turned incestuous.

Officials now concerned about genetics
Bemoan their own Lothario’s athletics.

Admirers, though, consider it unfair
To criticize a legendary bear.

No lover lasts forever; time will tell
When Pyros stops performing quite so well.