Bear on Deck
Imagine looking out your back porch door and seeing this big fellow
staring right back at you!
One woman from Boone, NC had this easygoing, unthreatening black bear
as a guest on her deck several times a couple of months ago, but hasn't
seen the bear lately. It's not known for sure, but hoped that the bruin
most likely went where most good ol' bears go for winter, into the
doleful snooze of hibernation, or perhaps just moved on into one of the
many parks and protected areas in that heavily-wooded area.
As for the homeowner's feelings, she says she "still gets a rush from
the experience" and says she hopes the bear may "drop a line and check
in from time to time".
Kind displays of fearlessness, tolerance, awe and appreciation for
wildlife such as this are proof that it is easily possible for us to
co-exist with all creatures great and small.
...To learn more about co-existing with black bears, please visit
...If you have your own bear experience with pictures you'd like to
show others, please contact the website staff and we will gladly post a
webpage of your pictures and stories.
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