Wednesday, April 16, 2008

An Unexpected Guest


I was in the kitchen when I heard something knock over our recycling can. We had a visitor alright - this must be a cub from last year. I looked over into the woods behind our neighbors house and saw 0ne...two...three...wait a minute...yes...four more young bears following one behind the other up through the woods. Five bears in a single sighting that is a record for us! This one just sort of sat there looking at us as we scrambled to get the camera and our bear measures ready - whistles and an assortment of pots and pans.
I took another pic and then we started our banging, our whooping, and our hollering...uh oh...no don't go up that tree just go join your brothers and sisters! He scrambled about 4ft up and then came back down and ran off up the hill.

5 comments:

Oceans said...

WOW.. What a wonderful blog. I stumbled on it but spent time reading all your posts. I can't wait to read the rest of the Sap collecting story!

Theresa said...

Cool! I've never seen more than 3 (a sow and cubs) at time! Great!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Very cool pics!

MaryM said...

Oh my - that is amazing. What a sighting.

Aliadelaide said...

My 2 youngest and I were reading your more recent posts but when we read the bear one it was "can we go and live near them...really near them" all day!!