Yesterday, while I was waiting for my blog to upload, I decided to go out and check on our new chickens. While I was out there I hear the crack of branches, then noticed the foliage at the edge of our barnyard, along the road, shaking and swaying. When I went to get a closer look, I saw that our local bear had returned, and was stuffing himself with the berries growing there. I recognized it from the bib of white fur on his chest.
Despite the damage that it sometimes does, it is a good bear. It is very wary of people. Once, the day after returning from a vacation, I was outside and this bear, used to our absence, came strolling nonchalantly down our driveway toward me. He hadn’t noticed me at all, so I yelled and waved my arms, and he looked up surprised, and turned and hightailed it away.
Yesterday, I just quietly took the photos, and left him undisturbed to bulk up for winter. One of the things I really like about living in the Robson Valley is seeing all the wildlife.
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