Living here in the boonies, means's we don't have a lot of excitement! You know, like the hustle and bustle of big city living!
However we do have beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife and we're not fighting traffic and neighbors who get on your nerves sometimes!
Little did I know when we moved here just 4 short years ago, that I would become (as my hubby has named it) the bear whisperer!
I am not wanting this title by any means! However, I have had 7 bear sightings in the past 3 years!
And my latest was yesterday morning.
See him in pic above. At this point he had started up the hill and was surrounded by thick brush.
I was on my way home after a short trip to town. It was still early, about 8:00 a.m. and there he was on the side of the road about 1/4 mile from my house!
Actually he was right below the neighbor's house. When I slowed and he saw me, he started high tailing up the hill and into the woods.
I whipped my camera out as fast as I could but these creatures are amazingly fast! I did manage to get this shot though. I called out to him, "hey Mr. Bear" and he turned and peeked out from behind the tree!
I do believe he is the same bear that I have seen in the past. However, he has grown remarkably well and is easily over 300 lbs. now.
I told hubby if I see him in my yard, a for sale sign may have to go out!
But don't worry, I am cautious. Our bird feeders are empty this time of year. We keep our garbage in a closed garage and it is picked up weekly. But let me tell you, seeing a bear in the wild is one amazing sight!
Have a wonderful week everyone!
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