Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Adventures With Wildlife

We took a ride up north this evening to bring our grandson his birthday gift. Surprisingly, we didn't get to see too much in the way of wildlife, but I was impressed with what we DID see. We saw a total of five deer--not a lot, for sure--a bald eagle sitting in a tree--absolutely breathtaking!--and a coyote--which looked very healthy. I'm not sure if the dryness of the area is what kept the critters in the woods, but they were not active tonight.

That being said, we did have activity in our neighborhood this morning. K looked out of the front window around 6:00 AM and watched a black bear wandering in and out of the yards on our street and finally made its way onto the bike path and took off. I REALLY was not happy to hear this. Now I will have to take care when I go out in the evening--DON'T want to meet up with a 150 pound bear!

3 comments:

Ranger Tom said...

My hunting cabin that my brother and I owned in north-central PA was infested with black bears. You couldn't go anywhere without some protection.

meleah rebeccah said...

Yikes! I would be terrified if I saw a bear in my yard or on my street!

cmk said...

And K won't call the city about it because if word got out, we would have the neighborhood swarmed by people wanting to see the bear. Some people just don't understand that WILD animals should just be left alone--even IF they are wandering in the middle of the city!