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.

4 responses

  1. Pingback: 2010 Favourite Photographs – Wildlife « Chris Martin Photography

  2. Mom & Dad

    Great pictures, I especially love the one of him or her lookong over the grass, wonderful eyes and you captured it so well. Love Mom

    August 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm

  3. Dan Pichette

    What a great way to wake up Chris. Good thing it was a small bear. I’m dumbfounded your neighbours leave their garbage outside.

    August 7, 2010 at 10:08 am

    • Yes, it is ridiculous. Our community does a good job of informing people so there is no excuse. I knocked on their door wanting to tell them about the bear and offer to help clean up the mess but they wouldn’t answer. Their choice but I hope they learn.

      August 7, 2010 at 10:15 am

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