Friday, 7 August 2015

Bear in the Yard

    It is always a treat to see wildlife.  Yesterday, Joan called out from the kitchen, “There’s a bear in the yard.”  It was an adolescent black bear who was very interested in the bird feeder.  It tried several times to get to it by climbing a nearby tree, but the feeder is rigged up with a pulley between two trees and the bear finally got frustrated and left it.  
    Here it is walking past our lanai.  It then turned and walked up the driveway.  
    Bears come into the yard every year, usually in the fall when they are looking to stuff themselves in preparation for the winter hibernation, often we don’t see them, but we know they have been here by the way they trash our few fruit trees.  This one was probably just taking taking inventory of what foods will be available in a future visit.

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