Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Close Encounters with a Bear in the Neighborhood

These are pictures of the Bear that's been hanging out in our neighborhood.

On another day I was getting the kids ready to go to the store and I had taken Connor out to put him in his car seat, when I saw out of the corner of my eye the same Bear just 10 feet away from me between my car and my husband's truck. By the time I saw him it was too late to run into the house so I squeezed Connor and myself into the backseat of the Explorer (what room there was left from the room the car seat was taking up) and in the process nearly knocked out my own kid trying to rush into the back seat it was split second thinking and Jr. was still in the entryway getting on his coat and boots, so I only had a moment before he leisurely walked out onto the porch! I quickly fumbled with my keys and turned on my car alarm to try to scare it off. It took several seconds (felt like minutes), the Bear just looked around to see where the noise was coming from and eventually walked off - but only to across the street, so I kept up on the alarm and it took another few minutes for it to walk out of my sight. In the process I was yelling at Jr. to stay in the house. Of course, I didn't tell him there was a Bear in the yard - because he'd be curious and want to come out and see it!