Monday, June 15, 2009

Black Bear Pays us a Visit

It was about six o'clock in the morning when I woke up, walked down the hallway to turn on a our water for heating and drinking for our morning coffee. Walking over to our kitchen window I looked out and under some of our larger fir trees I notice this gaffer reaching for bird seed that had been place in the feeder for our bird population that we like to watch.

He'd already been doing some walking around when we snap these pictures. Unfortunately a lot of them were fuzzy trying to take them through our picture windows.

When we had taken our three granddaughters for a sleep over after getting off my work shift, my son had left us a pamphlet in our door unbeknownst to us about the bear population and things that we should be doing to a least keep the bears away. One was keeping the garbage in the garage, as well as "not putting out bird feeders."

That is outside our patio window in our dining room. Some of you might have remembered our "earlier visitor last year" who had thought to check inside to see what was happening while my wife stood around the corner to snap the picture. Quite the contrast between this black bear and the one last year.

Well, my wife now brings in her feeders during the night now, and places them out during the day. My son was worried about the girls and the bears out here, so as with these other two things that should be done, we had also from "early spring to now" been clearing out the under brush so we can see who's coming, which helps to alert us. Our two dogs help to keep them away as well. At night we bring them in as well.