Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The "bear" facts

After I posted this morning's blog, I went out to help Pauline weed one of her beautiful flower beds.  We were out there for about two hours when Dan came to check on us.  We chattered for a few minutes and then he started to head back to the workshop.  All of a sudden, I hear him yell "Mom".  I looked up and he yelled again "Mom - there's a bear".  I saw a bear shimmying up a tree about 50 feet away from us.

Dan said that out of the corner of his eye, he saw movement and turned to look.  At first he thought it was a big dog running (sound familiar, Syl?!).  He quickly realized it was a bear.

I think that he must have been spooked by seeing us and climbed the tree.  We watched him for a bit to see what he would do.

Hey - will you guys please leave me alone?

He looked mighty comfy!

It kind of looks like he wants to go to sleep!  He did yawn a few times. 
As Dan was taking the pictures (and I stood a bit further away with my weapon of choice - a hoe!), the bear growled a few times.  I liked this about as much as I like hearing alligators bellow!
Time to go....coming down
He eventually got tired of hanging out in the tree and shimmied back down.  As soon as he hit the ground, he took off running back towards the hill.

It sure was a neat sight!  I can't imagine what it'll be like when I see moose in a few weeks!! :-)


  1. WOW! I was just getting ready to comment on your previous post and then it disappeared right before my very eyes. GREAT pictures. Not many people can say they have had bears in a tree in their yard. Do you have berry bushes there that they come for. Really really cool!!

    Moose in a few weeks?? Do you have a secret spot where you know they will be???

  2. That is too cool! I think I would have run in the house when he started growling...I'm such a chicken!
    I so hope we get to see moose this summer. I hear they can be a bit elusive too. Can't wait!

  3. It would freak me out seeing the bear so close to the house. I sure wouldn't want to have a pet I had to walk at night. We'd both probably get eaten by the bear. Stay safe sis!

  4. Sure does look comfy in the tree. Wonder how many times he's done that before. It really does take a second to realize that it's not a dog running thru your yard, but a bear!

  5. How exciting! Loved that tree it was in too.

  6. That's awesome, and to be so close. We are still waiting for our first bear sighting. Great pictures!

  7. Ok, we all know the bear was there to eat the snake;o)) So where is the picture of the snake??? That was just so cool:o))

  8. He is too cute!!! I don't think I'd be going out in the dark!

  9. That is a pretty good sized bear. I think I would just give him a wide berth.

  10. Bears are just too cute :) Glad you had that hoe to protect yourself!