Yesterday, while walking with Xena and Rick through the nearby woods, I heard some rustling. As it got louder, I heard some people's voices, but they seemed too far away to be the "rustlers".
I looked up and saw a huge black bear about 30 yards away. Xena was off leash so I yelled for her to come and the bear, obviously startled by my loud voice, turned the other way and disappeared into the woods. Believe it or not, neither Xena nor Rick saw the bear. What good are they, I ask you?
Yes, this bear was easily twice the size of the one that showed up on my deck earlier in the summer ( see post from July 20 for pictures). Totally ridiculous.