Tuesday, June 06, 2006

There's a bear up there!

Last night at dinner time we heard knocking at the door. It was our neighbor, come to tell us they had a bear in their tree. We all rushed over, and there he was! There are many in the area, but we live right on main street so it seems a little more unusual. I'm not sure if they called us just so our girls could get a look (they weren't that interested) or because my husband writes the nature column for the local newspaper and they wanted to get mentioned! Posted by Picasa


Blogger Jazzy said...

Amazing picture.

Thank you for the welcome note.
Jazzy Tuzla

8:32 AM  
Blogger chris.h. said...

your girls "wern't that interested"!!! Its a bear for goodness sake!! lol.
I would have LOVED to see something like this! (even at my age,now!)
Its funny but you said how you are getting a feel for Newcastle,well my feel for your town is of all those 'nice' films that take place in small town America(which I enjoy btw!)--lovely. I think Newcastle has a population of about 300,000 I think.So not huge but the city centre is actually very small.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Denton said...

Surly they called you because of your world wide reputation as the publisher of Sharon DP ... We also have experienced a problem with bears in populated areas ... It can be very dangerous.

12:22 PM  
Blogger luggi said...

Holy cow! He looks cute.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Wow! Great shot. Yeah, he looks cute, until he starts disemboweling you with those claws. Bears are creatures I really don't want to get too close to!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Nuno said...

he/she looks scared, better use big zoom lens:S

8:09 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Oh my!!!!
That is a wonderful shot!!!

2:42 AM  
Blogger Pierre said...

Amazing! Beautiful pic! I remember I met some in the Shenandoha National Park... But in built-up Connecticut this is amazing, isn't this?

12:20 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Aw, what a cute one! It would be a sensation over here. Actually we had a bear in the alps recently who caused quite some excitement.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

is it common to have bears so close to peoples homes? That would seem scary to me since small bears like that must have a mommy bear nearby twice as large and half as amused by human trampling too close to its pup.

2:23 AM  
Blogger Manuel Tendero Gil said...

una foto muy conseguida muy bien

4:18 AM  
Blogger Matthieu said...

Well, I promised to have a look at your blog.

Your shot is really amazing and full of interest. As some ohters, I wonder how humans and wild creatures of this kind can live together in peace.

Those questions are being raised in the French Alps and Pyrénées, as some bears are being reintroduced ...

Your experience needs to be shared with my conterparts.

3:37 PM  

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