Tuesday, July 12, 2011

7/13 Outdoor Wednesday #131

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Black Bear, Lac Court Oreilles, Hayward, Wisconsin.

Photograph by: Joyce Meyer 2011.

Fourth of July - 2011
This black bear was boldly walking down a blacktop road looking for garbage. I don't know if it was a male or female bear but it did find something to eat. What a mess it made! After I picked up the garbage which was laying all over the yard and then put it all into a container in the garage the bear returned to knock down our hanging flower pots.

Bravely I took a few pictures. They aren't up to snuff but wanted bloggerville to see what I saw. So, I posted them such as they are. Afraid? Cover your eyes.

This was a small bear. A few years ago, I was walking and saw a gigantic Cinnamon Bear on the same blacktop road. Luckily, the bear ignored me and just kept walking toward the lake. Perhaps he or she wanted to go for a swim. Did not have the camera with for that event.

Glad you stopped by. Hope you will visit again.


  1. That last pic looks a little too close for me. Thinkin he maybe wanted to give you a bear hug. You're one brave lady.

  2. He looks remarkably light on his feet for being such a large animal. We see bears during our annual week in the mountains here in PA. They can be so destructive when looking for food.

    I can't help but like them, though and always hope to catch a glimpse.

    You got great photos of this one.

  3. Wonderful - he is adorable (well ok adorable from far away). Great photos of him. Jennifer

  4. oh how exciting, he is so beautiful! my heart would pound out of my chest!!

  5. Wow! How exciting. I cannot imagine seeing something this close up, let alone not being to afraid to take a picture. Your pictures are wonderful. hugs ~lynne~

  6. Wow, great photos. The bear looks like he is on a mission. And he was. He doesn't seem to care who will see him and take photos. We too have bears here in the mountains of NC. We never leave food out in garbage cans for that reason. We once left bird seed out in error and a bear had a wonderful time eating that seed. Scary.
    Interesting post and photos.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  7. Makes me think of the time I was in Colorado. We saw them at a distance, but never got shots of them like you did.