Sunday, July 20, 2008

BEAR!

There I was, minding my own business on a Saturday night. Something caught my eye outside, so I looked. At first, I thought it was my dog Xena because it was big and black. I quickly realized that this creature was much larger than Xena and that Xena was where she usually is -- asleep at my feet. BEAR! It walked up to the window and I grabbed the camera:

Okay, the picture is blurry, but my hands were shaking a bit. I've lived in Alaska for over 11 years and this is the very first bear I've seen.

Rick tapped on the window and spooked the little guy. He ambled away, taking one last look back at us:

After he was gone (how can I ever be sure he's really gone?) I went outside and took a photo of his wet paw prints on the deck: What an exciting night in Chugiak, Alaska!

6 comments:

SignatureSterling~Untie the Ribbons! said...

Oh, my goodness, Vicki! Oh exciting, scary! And you had the presence of mind to get a pic!! We worry about coyotes all the time out here - but that bear looks like he's trying to open your door!!

Brenda said...

OMG Vicki! I would've been so scared! Cool that you got a couple of pics though. Hopefully, he won't come back!!!

Cindy said...

Oh wow! He was cute though! I know I would be shaking too. Good thing you had your camera close!

LaVerne said...

I have seen bears a couple of times while hiking and I think I froze on the spot. Glad you took a couple of pics for us.

Shirley said...

He was soooooooooooo cute!

artybee said...

Oh you are so lucky, my passion in life is to see a bear in the wild, I would so love to travel in the USA or Canada where they have bears., on TV soon is a programe about a man who lives with bears.