Thursday, May 24, 2012
A Morning Bear
My second thought was that it was strange for her to kid about a bear. Why kid about that? So, I turned around and looked outside. There, on the other side of the screen door, not more than ten feet from us, was a young bear.
He roamed over to our chickens, which sent the birds scurrying inside their pen. The bear sniffed around the chicken wire, pushed on it a bit, thankfully not hard enough to push it over. Then he moved on.
The bear climbed our apricot tree. It is not a very good shot, but I got a picture of him in the middle of the tree looking back at me. There's not much fruit left on the tree. Most all of our apricots are eaten by kids doing exactly what the bear was doing -- climbing around the tree looking for ripe apricots.