Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Backyard Bear!

Eeep! Big news in my neighbourhood! There was a yearling bear going through all our backyards (Jp says it was the size of a Volkswagen); maybe a bit smaller than this one. Eco started to growl and bark and I saw something black and furry in a tree in the corner of my yard, but I didn't get a good enough look at it and assumed it was a big cat, but she kept growling which was odd. Then my neighbour who has a good balcony view of several yards phoned me to tell me it was heading our way and I could hear dogs in several yards barking like crazy.  I saw it in the yard right behind me, but unfortunately by the time I ran for my camera he had hopped the fence out of view - but believe me!!! Lock up your kitties! That's a little too close for comfort!!!

Update - May 19th - only one day after a bear was seen roaming through several backyards, imagine my surprise to see many of the same people put their garbage at the end of the driveway for pickup tomorrow - gee, why don't you just give him a trail of honey to follow? Garbage cans = bear smorgasbord! We are so out of touch with nature and it's amazing creatures, we no longer understand how to co-exist.

3 comments:

Carol Browne said...

Bears in Mission? Wow. Who knew? Thank goodness for Eco. I'm sure she scared it away.

My Little Corner said...

We have lots of dogs out here so I thing a dog in just about ever yard and a whole bunch of people on their balconies also probably scared it away. Eco did put on her 'big girl bark' and growled lots though.

Teena in Toronto said...

We heard there were a lot of bears in Whistler but didn't see any.