The heroine in my debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, likes to take long walks through the Sierra Foothills of California. The hero accompanies Ellie on one of her treks. While walking, Miles warns her of some possible dangers she might encounter and advises her to keep a lookout for them.
Bearing in mind that my story takes place in 1870, which one of the three possible dangers shown below do you think Miles tells Ellie does not pose a real threat to her?
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Update and Answer
Miles tells Ellie that the grizzly bear doesn’t pose a real threat because most had been killed by miners and others who were scared of them or by hunters who wanted their furs.
The grizzly bears that still remained in California in 1870 would have been found high in the mountains, not down low in populated areas such as the Gold Country.
The last remaining grizzly bear in California was shot in 1922.
The grizzly bear is our state animal and is pictured on our flag.
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