Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bear Update

Around 6:00 PM on Wednesday, we received a call saying the bear was wandering around a neighbor's yard. Our block is bordered on two sides by a thick stand of trees/woods, so that is where the bear probably has been hiding. K went out to sit with one of our neighbors with the hopes of getting a picture of the bear--didn't happen. And the number one reason it didn't happen was what K was afraid: people wandering around looking for the bear. I guess the word went out and the 'woods' were crawling with people--there even was a woman pushing/pulling a baby stroller out there. I can't believe people.

So far, we have heard no word on whether or not a trap has been called for. I guess if the bear becomes a nuisance, or enough people call the city, the DNR--or whoever--will come out. Just what I'm waiting for.

Bear 2

8 comments:

Ranger Tom said...

People are just stupid.

cmk said...

For sure. And then they probably would sue the city if they got hurt.

leazwell said...

At my husband's mother's farm they have been seeing black bears for a few nears now in the fields I used to go for long walks but no more. Last week my step-son met one in the woods. Thankfully it ran the other way.

cmk said...

This year has been particularly bad for bear sightings in populated areas here in the UP. I should find some 'old-timer' to explain just what this is supposed to mean in terms of the weather we will experience this winter. ;)

meleah rebeccah said...

First of all, I would FREAK OUT if there was a black bear wandering my neighborhood.

But, Um...

"there even was a woman pushing/pulling a baby stroller out there"

IS SHE NUTS?

cmk said...

Yeah, people are freaking crazy!

I have ALWAYS lived where black bears roam free, so I'm not TOO shook up with them invading my neighborhood. (The Mother came very, very close to petting one when she was outside one evening. She thought it was a dog.) I worry most when they are around in the spring--when they first wake up and are hungry--or in the fall--when they are getting ready to hibernate and are hungry. They are known to enter buildings in search of food at those times.

meleah rebeccah said...

Well you are braver than I am!

cmk said...

:)