Wednesday, September 14, 2011
There are Bears around.
Last night around seven o'clock we heard a bit of a thump outside. Thinking it was one of the cats I went to the back door. Nothing there so then went to patio doors to have a look. There, no more than five feet from me, standing up tall on his back legs with one front paw on the deck railing, was the biggest Black Bear I've ever seen in the garden. He was HUGE! A gorgeous creature. I ran for my camera and himself ran for his toy cap gun, bless him. By the time I got back the bear was heading off towards the woods so no picture. Himself was yelling, "Put the cake and cookies away somewhere." and "Are you nuts going out on the deck to get a picture." lol
So, this morning no sign of the beautiful beastie. Himself says "I don't understand you, you were sleeping like a log all night with no worries and I was listening for noises all night."
I expect the bears are trying to fatten up now for their hibernation. I was going to continue working in the garden today but am having second thoughts about it now.
Some bears that were here before.