Thursday, August 23, 2007

Woo Hoo! Saw a Bear This Afternoon!

I was driving down the ranch road on my way back from a scenic drive in the mountains when I noticed sitting up on a rock was a black bear looking down from its perch watching the road. I stopped the car and it immediately took off up the side of the hill. Then it stopped and came back and watched us a little while we watched it. Then it relaxed some, ate a few berries, and meandered off. Finally! I got to see a bear, not just hear one, or smell one, but actually see one. I have pictures but of course they aren't the greatest in the world since the camera doesn't have much of a zoom lense on it. The guys who run the ranch looked at the pics and said it looks like a pretty good sized male...probably 400lbs or so. Cool huh?

5 comments:

Joe said...

Damn am I jealous. I love bears and haven't seen one in the wild for over 35 years. Good for you.

Ginny said...

It was so exciting...I've never seen a bear in the wild and didn't have much hopes of seeing one this trip. Now I feel like I can go home lol.

Poodles Rule said...

Awesome!

Sharon said...

I'm glad you didn't see your first bear too close up and personal! Hard to realize your visit is almost over. It is a beautiful place...I know you'll go back!

Ginny said...

I plan on coming back in the spring.