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.

4 comments:

  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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