More and more often, people in my neighborhood are spotting bears. My sister had one outside her home, treating itself to dinner by her garbage pails. My wife just saw one at the supermarket near our home. There have been plenty of bear spotting reports in the area.
I grew up here and have never had such a thing. But I guess we are cutting into their territory more and more, and they have no where else to go.
Soon we will have to not just put up deer crossing signs but bear crossing traffic signs. 🙂
Here is a picture of the bear my wife just saw:
Click on it to see a larger image.
When was the last time you’ve seen a live bear outside of a zoo?
Personally, I’ve never seen one. But my wife and sister and even brother have.