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Our friendly neighbourhood bear returns

2021 July 26

Our friendly neighbourhood bear has returned -- third time we are aware of, probably more often. Diana first became aware of this visit when it was on our deck, standing on its hind legs with its front paws against the living room window and licking the glass. I spooked it when I went for my camera.

I went outside and got some pics whereas Diana got some pics through the dining room window.

Black bear in tree

(photo by Bob: 2021-07-26 - explore

Bob in conversation with a black bear in our backyard

(photo by Diana: 2021-07-26 - explore

Black bear in yard

(photo by Bob: 2021-07-26 - explore

At this point, I crouched down to get a shot avoiding the oak branch. The bear immediately turned and ran. Diana figures that as long as I was standing the bear thought I was just looking but when I crouched down it thought I was going to charge. (That's what it would do.)

black bear

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