Life In The Village

It's Not-So-Ritzie

What’s that Goldilocks… You saw a Bear?

Published by J.Downie under on 4:01 PM
We’ve been known to have various kinds of wildlife in our area:  squirrels, chipmunks, dogs, frogs, etc. etc.   The one play date that I attempted to have was invaded by a swarm of honey bees looking for a new place to call home.  It made for some small talk but not a good play time atmosphere.  Then there was the time I chased after a large groundhog or maybe it was a badger, only to find a dead skunk in my window well.  A window pane fell on him.  Poor little guy, his legs were sticking out from under the window like the witch in Wizard of Oz when the house fell on her. 
We’ve also had a bear meander around the village occasionally.  One strolled across the lot adjacent to our house one day.  Or black lab mix puffed up and went to check him out.  That bear could have had him for lunch but just went off into the woods instead. That didn’t seem to bother me too much since it was across the street like some magic fortress wall would keep it out.  But the other night was the closest I’ve ever been to one.  Around 10:30 pm, I went to throw a bag of trash off our deck into the trash cans.  I looked at a strange shadow and thought; I didn’t let our dog out.  Next thing I know, that strange shadow is looking at me.  Well, I turned around, got the dogs in the house, and told my husband there’s a bear in the yard.  By the time he went out to check it out, the bear was gone.  He probably was just as startled as I was and we both ran in opposite directions.  Luckily it didn’t turn out like the Perry County family that had a bear follow their dog into their house and attack them.   

So for Christmas, I’d like a brighter flash light. 

"The greatest thrill is not to kill but to let live"

James Oliver Curwood (from the "Grizzly King")


Bryden78 said... @ October 14, 2011 at 12:33 AM

I'm such a city girl, I would have peed myself!

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