Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
An interesting story happened to me last summer. I spent 2 months trying to set up a new experiment in a forest when one day I discovered that someone or something had vandalized my instruments. This made me upset, but I put everything together again only to find everything messed up again 2 weeks later. At that point I discovered claw marks on the container holding my instruments. It was a bear and apparently he/she did not like my research! I was never able to collect any usable data last summer because, no matter what I did to dissuade the bear, it kept coming back and knocking all my instruments on the ground. This summer, I took measures and got a stronger box to hold my instruments and pounded stakes around the box so that the bear could not knock it over. So far the bear has left things alone. I also put a sign on the box explaining what the research is about. I guess the bear has decided it is okay with what I doing.