There's a New Kid in Town....
Jul. 7, 2012 5:01 pm
Updated: Jul. 26, 2012 1:34 am
Today was hot! It was muggy! And, we had some excitement!
Last night I moved up in the world of technology and got a smartphone. My old phone decided to quit holding a charge so after dinner we made a visit to the phone store. I now have a lot to learn so I can use my new phone like it should be used. Today after
lunch I took Suzy and a nice cold beverage out onto the porch so I could play around with my phone and figure some things out on it. Suddenly it emitted a noise - I had a text message. I figured out how to read my text messages and this is what I received
from my next door neighbor: "The bear is here right now!". We live in a woods and our neighbor's house is not fully visible from our house. I quickly got up and was opening the door to put Suzy in the house when Jon met me with eyes as big as saucers. He
had just received the same text.
We quickly, yet quietly took off for the neighbor's house with cameras at the ready. Sure enough - standing amongst their bird feeders was a young bear. He was not paying any attention to anything except the feast before him. The four of us stood watching
him, marveling at this super-cool visitor. At one point I could have sworn he waved at us! He would eat birdseed off the ground, then sit and rest awhile, then he went down to the creek to get a drink. We thought he had left. But no, he came back. Now
he was standing on his hind legs to reach the feeders. We called our daughter, who lives about 10 minutes away, and she dropped everything and came right over. She was able to watch him about 15-20 minutes before he moved on.
Once he emptied out the feeders he became a little destructive. He started pulling them down and tearing them apart. He wandered around the yard looking for more goodies. When he realized there was nothing else he took off into the woods.
Over the past few weeks there have been numerous sightings of a bear around our county. One of those sightings was not too far from our house so we were all hoping we'd get a glimpse of this guy.
While it was indeed very cool to watch him, we all agreed that there would be no more food put out for the birds for a while. This bear needs to move on and not become dependent on humans for his meals. Plus - I worry that we'll let Suzy out and she'll take
off after him. She's tough, but I don't think she could beat a bear!
Just a Friendly Neighborhood Bear
He's a Hungry Bear!