Last night my husband awoke to the sound of my birdseed bin crashing. He had been ready, as something had tipped it over the night before. We anticipated some wayward racoons. He was not prepared for what he found.
That's right. A big black bear. We aren't supposed to have bears here, but I guess someone forgot to tell him. I'm pretty sure he has been around awhile. Unfortunately, due to the early hailstorm there are absolutely no berries anywhere. I don't know what else he has to eat until the acorns ripen. We watched him for about 20 minutes and then scared him off. It was truly amazing. I am blessed we had the chance to watch him, but we don't want him to get in trouble. My greenhouse is shut up tight, the seed is gone, the bird feeders in the house, and trash can in the garage. Hopefully he won't find my sweet corn and beans. I'm sure he will be back tonight, but hopefully he will realize there is nothing to see here and move on. Still, I am thankful we had a chance to see him up close.