I am learning to grab my camera when I leave home, just in case...On a recent trip to check on our mountain meadows, I came home with these pictures. We were sitting in our jeep when we saw this bear ambling along toward us. He seemed unaware that we were there. When I snapped this picture, he was gone in a flash. He may have heard the sound of the camera shutter, or he may have spotted us. In the picture, he is somewhat swallowed up by the tall grasses and cane, but with a really good zoom lens, I could have had him!
The bluff which overlooks the meadow has several caves that might be perfect for a bear's den. With a fish from the creek for main course and delicious ripe raspberries for dessert (we had a few), what else could a nice fat bear want?