If you’d been driving past our house at the right time last night, you could have almost reached out your car window and shaken hands… with the bear that was trampling down the tall stand of day lilies and ferns at the edge of the road.
We know the bears are out there because we hear them all the time… even as I write this, I can hear at least two bears calling to each other in the distance, and we see a lot of these bear wallows around the property.
This one did seem a little close.
Last night’s wallow is an almost perfect ten-foot circle. Most of the wallows we see ARE circular because the bear turns around and around like a dog before it settles down.
All day today people have stopped to ask if we’re aware that there is a new bear wallow so close to our house.
And yes, we do know it’s there.