Early morning with a bear
This morning with coffee in hand, I was playing with the kids by the window when a black hump wandered by against the side of the house.
While black bears aren’t rare in Bragg Creek, this was the first time in three years of living in Redwood Meadows that I have seen one in my own yard. This particular bear is small, maybe the size of a really big dog, but it is surely his first summer away from mom.
This youngster wandered through the lawn, across the road and towards the golf course. I couldn’t see him any longer so I walked up the road to see if he’d pop out by the small park near our house. After a couple of minutes, he found the neighbour’s garbage and shortly afterwards, I found him again. He ran off and while keeping distance, I photographed him cross the field and walk back into the forest. Where he popped his head up over the wild grass before leaving.
A great morning and I hope this little guy starts heading for the hills instead of the garbage cans that a couple of our neighbors leave sitting outside, somewhat thoughtlessly.