5.2.10 Creature Feature: Bear

Bear 790 xxx
I was minding my own business, sitting in my little study, and happened to glance out the window in time to see this dude ambling across the lawn. Naturally my heart began to pound like mad! I was actually on the phone at the time (with a client) but threw it down and went charging to the front door with my iphone. I actually opened the door and stepped out as I wanted to get a good shot for G (diehard bear fan, I knew he would be crushed to miss this) and the bear—a teen, and male, I think, for no good reason—locked eyes with me and froze for a good 30 seconds before turning and loping down the hill. I'm not ashamed to say I was deeply thrilled.
Tagged — bear, wildlife, animal, creature


Oh My! What did Titi think of Bear Jr?
Suzinn on May 2, 2010 at 8:50 am —
Titi was asleep on her divan and totally out of the loop!
laura on May 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm —
This is WAY TMI 4 me, the opposite of G, a diehard oso-phobe, as U know. However, on the other hand, can't help but admit I am slightly JEA of this oso-sighting. Cyber-oso=OK!
Hambrienta on May 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm —
Don't tell Stephen Colbert, he's an oso-phobe too! Once in Lake Tahoe I saw a brown bear saunter past within inches of my window as I sat there with just a thin pane of glass between us... I was too fascinated to be scared.
suzinn on May 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm —
Amazing! I love that you live in Bear Country. Incredible. I also have The Fear - but I would also have risked life and limb for this wonderful photo.
Mily on May 2, 2010 at 6:37 pm —
what a *fantastic* experience, Laura! x shayma
shayma on May 5, 2010 at 10:44 am —