We’ve had bear visitors again. Yesterday a different one pulled down the feeder in the big spruce around noon. So much for leaving that feeder out during the daylight hours. I did not see this bear but others did who happened to pull into the driveway at that moment.
Later in the early evening a mother and cub walked through the yard up on the hill (which startled the daylights out of my buddy’s sister as she was washing dishes and looked out her window to see the bears passing under her clothesline 30 feet away) and made it down to our neighbor’s yard soon afterward. The dog had to be rushed into the house again.
After the dog was put inside my buddy was trying to sneak closer for a picture by hiding behind some pines in this yard but he stepped on a branch which she heard and after she got wind of us she started our way. We did not see a cub with her but it could have been hiding in the trees behind our neighbor’s yard. We retreated and she decided to go in the opposite direction. Good choice. She must have gone back into the woods because my buddy walked down the road to see what this bear was going to do and did not see her.
It was very cloudy and breezy here yesterday before the rains finally came last night. I wondered if the bears were out in the heat of the day because of the pending weather and because it must have been so dark in the woods which would have made it seem like dusk was approaching long before it actually did.