Today I am highlighting the bears we saw at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center this summer with my sis and niece. (See original post.) Let me tell you, these grizzlies are very impressive. I’ve only seen a couple in the wild and, thankfully, they were a good distance away. I hope you enjoy the photos.
We actually had a black bear visit us in the neighborhood one time. (And we’ve had “evidence” of two other visits, but didn’t see the bears on those occasions.) It was on a quiet afternoon while I was doing something in the house and my hubby was working in the garage. All of a sudden we hear some yelling and it’s our neighbors, who had been on a walk, rushing by to say that there was a bear coming down the street (“hide your women and children!” kind of thing). We stayed inside and watched from the window. Sure enough the bear was walking down the middle of the street right in front of our yard then took a right turn and loped over the neighbors fence. Wow. Speechless. And of course it happened so fast I didn’t get a picture of it (this was before the days of awesome cell phone cameras.)
Needless to say, we tend to watch our backs when we are out on a walk, or biking and hiking.
Blessings on your day! And thanks for “bearing” with me. 😉