Bear With Me…

by DFS-Pet-Blog on October 12, 2010

When I got home from work the other day, my husband greeted me with a “Guess what I saw today!”  Hmmmm… living in the Northwoods, anything was possible so I started my list: 

Bears Playing

Did the Robins come back? No.

Did you see some wild turkeys? No.

Did the eagle fly over our house? No.

Did you land a Muskie? No.

Did you see the doe with her twin fawns on our road? NO!!!


OK… what did you see? Two cubs in our neighbor’s yard! What? Where? So, we hopped in his truck and drove no more than ½ mile down our road. He stopped and pointed to a tree and told me that was where they were playing. The amazing thing was that he had his camera and took some pictures. Thankfully he didn’t get out of his truck because he was sure Mama Bear was close by so the pictures aren’t the best but you get the idea!

As for me, I was glad I was at work!


Bears-2 Wild Bears

Other Posts About Wild Animals:

  • Peeking Porcupine – Up close wild life video footage taken from a Drs. Foster & Smith office! Watch as a porcupine climbs up & down a tree, then waddles across the road.
  • Encounter With an Albino Deer – An albino deer was hit by a car and her leg was hurt. Here’s the true story of how Dr. Race Foster helped the rare, wild deer get medical help.
  • Fun Photos: Baby Squirrels – Outside of the Drs. Foster & Smith office building, we captured pictures of baby gray squirrels as they ventured out from their nest.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Rosemary October 12, 2010 at 8:22 am

One time, when we were visiting in Colorado, we took a “state highway”, which was actually a dirt road. “Phantom Canyon Road” was a popular bi-way until in got damaged in storms one winter, and it has been closed for years now. We saw a bear cub (looked about the same size as these), and I got several pictures of it.

We also stayed in the car, unlike the people in another car, who had gotten out to get closer to the cub. We did warn them that Mama Bear was probably close by, and that that what they were doing was NOT a good idea. They were still taking pictures when we left. Never heard on the news that there had been an attack, so I guess they got lucky.

It’s just common sense that if there is a baby bear, then there is usually a mama bear close by. The same goes for any wild animal. I, for one, would not like to meet anything that thought its offspring was in danger. Glad your husband had his camera AND stayed safe.

Just as side note, when we evacuated to Colorado for Hurricane Ike in 2008, the neighbor next door to where we stayed showed us pictures he had taken of a fully grown black bear in the tree in the front yard of where we stay.

Mi K. October 12, 2010 at 11:59 am

Thanks for sharing!

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