So this dude definitely gets his own post. And rightly so, I think you’ll agree.
This was right outside the back door, to the south of the house (north side of the mountain, as you can see him heading up). It was about 6 pm.
He was first sighted this morning about 8 am, by my visiting sister. Whose dog Quito tried to tell this impertinent visitor a thing or two. However, the young Ursus americanus felt the need to tell my sister a thing or two…and this is what he did to her car.
She tried to tell me that “the bear ate my car!!!” And then told me there were paw prints and slobber marks on the side of her car, but until I saw the picture, I thought she meant he was just sort of looking in the window.
Apparently the bag of pretzels and the box of Frosted Mini-Wheats was just too tempting a treat to pass up.
Needless to say, despite the fervent attestations by the man of the house, the bear did not leave the country this morning, but instead stayed rather close, all day long.
I’ve got a great video clip of him sitting insouciantly on the hill, right outside the fence, peering at us disdainfully and then slowly ambling off after we proved rather boring in our enclosure. I’ll try to see if I can embed it. He’s really rather cute. Impertinent, but cute.
So, what with ticks and flying ants and impertinent black bears, it was rather a fun-filled, action-packed day here at the ranch.
Just more of the things that make me crazy, insane, nutso, off-my-rocker mad!