It’s a BEAR!!!

21 Aug

Jared was heading to work this morning when he ran back in a couple seconds later and told us there was a bear outside.  It was trying to get into the compost bin.  We creeped back outside and it was in the woods making some strange noises, not very happy ones either.

It was scary looking into the woods and knowing that the black bear was right there because we could hear it, but since it was black we could not see it at all.

After a few minutes of staring into the woods, Jared had to head to work.  The girls and I kept glancing out the windows to see if the bear was sauntering around.

We couldn’t see the compost bin from the house though so I decided to step into the garage and look out the window to see if it was still there.  To my surprise it had tipped the compost bin over and was scrounging around in the mess.  I nervously snapped a few pictures and then darted back inside. Thats why these pictures have smudges on them- since they are through a dirty window:

After a few crafts for the kids I got curious again.  I put my big zoom lens on my camera and snuck out to see if I could get one picture of the bear without a dirty window.  Here is what I got.  Don’t try this at home, right?

I like the picture above, it looks like he is thinking, “Is there anything actually worth my while in this bin?”

It was a fun and interesting morning but after we get this compost cleaned up I hope we don’t see him again.

3 Responses to “It’s a BEAR!!!”

  1. mamamouseiam August 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    What a great part of the world you live in! Exciting, and so fascinating to watch but, still, a bit unnerving! Dennis discovered bear scat on the driveway last week, and even that sent me over the edge. 😉

  2. Karen August 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Welcome to Northern MN, Caitlyn and Jared. Not all of us see a bear in our back yard . . . but it does happen!! Not quite like Sem Hill was!

    Thanks for your Blog! I love reading it, tho I rarely comment! Keep posting!

    • Caitlyn August 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

      yes this place keeps us on our toes for sure, wouldn’t have it any other way though. thanks for the comments

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