Tuesday, June 8, 2010
THE BEARS I HAVE MET
Now you would think that all the time I have spent in the woods I would have had more experience with bears, not. Yesterday about 8:30 pm, just getting dark, I was doing some business on the computer, in front of the television. You have to picture this, we live the side of the mountain, out the front windows you see from the middle to the tops of trees, out the back windows you see the ground and the base of the trees, because the mountain goes up in the back and down in the front. Well I am facing the back, I see movement, thought it was deer, they come around in the evening. All the sudden I realized that this is no deer, this was a very large, and I mean large brown bear, with the Arcadia door wide open and this bear about 25 feet from the door and coming toward it guess what I did? Well I didn't run and hide like last time. My first thought was my wife is never going to believe this I need a picture, yup a picture. I crossed in front of the open door went to the den and found the camera, turned it on so all I had was to take the picture. By this time he noticed me stood up growled a little, still moving toward the door. Then he fell down on all four feet as I snapped the picture. The flash on the camera frightened him off and as he is starting to go away I even tried to take another picture, didn't really come out that good because it was too dark, but here it is anyway. The picture was good enough to show my wife though. Oh yeah I closed the door also. Oh how we grow over the years, at first we run then as we get older I guess we think we need proof. Who knows, as I set here this morning working the door is closed and my eyes open.