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Mar 30, 2010

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY - IT IS TIME TO EAT

 Many thanks to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for hosting us for Outdoor Wednesday. Stop in to see her post and visit some of the other participants. We are never disappointed over there.


My BB Guy was at the cabin last weekend and while out and about he came across a local who decided it was time to start eating.
He was really stuffing his face having not eaten in a few months. BB Guy was close but not to close. The camera lens helped him get up close in personal without bothering Mr. Bear.

Look at that shaggy old coat. He/she will rub it off over the next few weeks and tufts of it will hang from the tree trunks that they rub against. 
Luckily there were no babies around or even this distance with a camera would be too dangerous.
We have had bears right at the cabin. I always keep my distance.

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24 comments:

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

i'd keep my distance too, especially when the bear is hungry!

MiMi said...

Holy CRAP! I would have pooed in my pants.

Kathleen said...

Oh Lord! And I complain about the deer! AT least they are herbivores!

LV said...

What a great post and different. One thing for sure, even with a long lens, I would not want to get that close.

Allison Shops said...

Oh my! I would have gone in the other direction. Thanks for sharing the photos.
I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and see the butterflies I found. #8 at Outdoor Wednesday.

Allison

Carolyn Ford said...

My husband and I just spent a week in Yosemite National Park. There are signs all over warning that BEARS are VERY ACTIVE now! We didn't see any but, they were sure on my mind while we were out hiking in rather remote places. These are such fabulous shots of this cuddly little guy...I, so, wanted to get a photo of a bear on this trip, but, from the car or something like that. I love this post!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Well Lori I guess it was better he was eating grass than him! Yikes I would not want to run into one of those guys. I'm afraid to do the Grouse Grind because of the bears. There seems to be so many over the last few years! I guess we're just taking over their space! Hope you have a great Outdoor Wednesday and enjoy the Easter Weekend! Sherri : )

Kammy said...

O my that was one big fella ! I bet he is hungry after hibernating !
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. I hope you and your family have a great Easter ! Evil Santa's for mugging/murdering ?? those poor widdle wabbits..LOL

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Hey, you took a picture of Bootsie. See, he is getting kind of rotund isn't he?

Maybe I should go and get those new progressive lens glasses that the doctor recommended.

Jen

Patriotic Mom said...

It must be wonderful to see wildlife in the wild! Happy Easter, Joan

Joanne said...

I was going to say he looks rather hefty for having slept for the last few months. We had a great video from our street many years ago - the neighbour was in the house behind a huge picture window but the bear looks likes it running right at him. Bears were a constant in our backyard.

Ali said...

So the bears are out and about now. Are they a nuisance? I suppose from a bear's point of view, we're the ones who are a nuisance.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I guess he just got up from his winter nap or do they hibernate where you live? Valerie

Ms. Bake-it said...

How awesome! I have not had the opportunity to see a wild bear but would love to - at least from a safe distance. Great post.

~ Tracy

Heidi said...

Oh my, coming across one of those big guys would scare me to death. It is thrilling to experience nature up close and personal, but that is a bit too "up close" for me!! Those pics are great your husband must be the calm type. My pics would be all blurry from my hands shaking from fright!
Thanks for visiting, and the encouraging words. I hope you'll be back again, and perhaps join in on Wednesday Gratitude sometime!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Ann said...

That coat has been growing all winter hasn't it. Glad you had a zoom lens!!!! Great shot

Eleonora said...

Are you serious, a real bear. Amazing! I could never be this close to one, even with a telephoto lens!!

Ciao
Lola xx

Lynn said...

Hello, Lori,
I have seen a bear in the wild. It is amazing isn't it. Nothing like seeing one in a cage in the zoo! I also saw a video of a guy getting ripped apart by a bear- for reals!
I had to go lie down for two hours after.

Tootsie said...

well now...that is something neat to see! I know my parents have bears around their farm sometimes, but I have not ever seen them. I hope you have a great Easter!

Atticmag said...

OMG I'm glad he's not a local in my neighborhood though we have hear of them appearing nearby. Be careful out there! And have a Happy Easter. Thanks for stopping by to see us. -- Jane F.

xinex said...

OMG, I would be so terrified even just to take pictures...Christine

A Write Life said...

What wonderful photos. He looks like a big one.

A Write Life said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I was looking for a nice beach read.

Michelle said...

WOW! I've been that close to a bear except at a zoo. Not sure I would have to nerve to step outside to take a picture even with a zoom lens!

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