Yeah, so I’m walking up my driveway, wheeling back the garabge can, and there, about 30 yards in front of me, is the above pictured black bear. I don’t think she saw me- I’m assuming its female, as there have been reports of a black bear with cubs in the neighborhood; I didn’t see any cubs, fortunately. The whole experience was QUITE an adrenaline rush, to say the least, as I stood there watching her. Had she decided to rush me, my plan was to use the big-ass, green WM garbage bin on wheels to defend myself. It didn’t come to that, as she continued alongside the house towards the back yard. Then, with my heart pounding in my chest, I ran into the house to grab the closest camera, which turned out to be my phone. By that time she had made her way down the steep hill, crossed the street, and headed for the thicker woods; that’s when I took this picture – it’s from about 100 or so yards away, and a good 50 ft above.
And then I went to go change my drawers.
I’ve always been fascinated with bears, and have always wanted to see one in person. Now I have. And it was pretty awesome. But it does suck, and saddens me that since we have so encroached on these poor creatures’ habitats, she is forced to mingle with us assholes.
p.s. – This was my first blog post created and sent completely from my phone. I’m gonna try and do more of this. We’ll see how it turns out. xoxo