A Haven for Vee

Monday, November 5, 2007

What's Out There?

Did I just say that I was turning this back to my pretty blog? Then I go and post a picture like this, which definitely qualifies as the nastiest quality yet.

Saturday morning, my mom asked me what would bend a birdfeeder pole in two, open a heavily lidded container of birdseed and eat all thirty pounds of it. I said, "A bear!" She said, "No, I'm thinking a raccoon."

Well, I love to crow when I am right. Do you see the bear? He was back last night looking for more birdseed. He's huge! I explained just how Mother could get a better photo, but her response was "Just a screen between the two of us?! You've got to be kidding." I'd go up to help her out, but I have a lot to do tonight. ;>

Oh, the warden says that bears get a bum rap, that they're hungry and looking to load up on calories before they go into hibernation soon, and that if my parents will just take in the birdfeeder for a couple of weeks, he'll stop visiting. Hmmmm, wonder how they're going to take in their crabapple tree.

Edited to Add: Almost forgot...it's Monday's Moment at My Messy, Thrilling Life. I love Mondays, don't you?

Edited to Add on 11/08/2007: My friend Christin tells me that she can't make out the bear so I think that many of you may have had trouble. Here's the same picture with an outline around the bear.


  1. are you sure? on my monitor, the back end looks kind of like the reflection of one of those white plastic porch chairs to me... but, I will take your word for it.

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  3. Vee (too) here...omigosh! You're right, Vee! Wait until I tell my mom that one. Ha! His back end must be behind him. I do know that the warden said that he is over 7 feet tall when standing upright. They have measured the tree that he was reaching up and the top of his head reached 7 feet up. His claw marks are much further up the tree.

    Now that I think about it more, my parents don't have one of those plastic chairs. What they do have is a plastic table and an outdoor rocking chair...brown. Hmmmmm...what IS that? LOL! If it weren't so late, I'd call. I'll let you know one way or the other.


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