Last summer I wrote about some defensive uses of zucchini here.
Now I hear that zucchini is not only useful against dragons, but against bears as well. A couple of nights ago a woman in Montana let her dogs out into the backyard and a black bear came barreling down the hill and attacked one of them. She yelled and waved her arms and finally kicked the bear in the neck. The bear then went after her, and after clawing her thigh tried to push its way into the house. The woman grabbed a 14\” zucchini that was providentially within reach on the kitchen counter and threw it at the bear. The bear ran away.
Which proves that everybody runs away from zucchini at this time of year.
Alison, who sent me this story, has a bear come through her suburban yard every morning on his way to the river. She now has to pooper scoop after the bear as well as her dogs.