Brown Bear encounter!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 77horses, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Out back of our neighbor/friend's house, there used to be very dense woods, filled with TALL pine trees, birch trees, etc. But then some loggers came and cut most of it down, leaving a huge field of stumps, weeds, etc. [​IMG] Then they left and haven't been back in about 2-3 years or more.
    Over time, the weeds grew taller and small trees started to grow. Also, many many thorn bushes grew. Today, the field is more like a raspberry/blackberry field with tall grass and some trees starting to grow back. The only good thing about it is we have a trail that goes out there and we get to explore and eat a lot of blackberries and raspberries every year. [​IMG]

    My younger brother and his friend(also our neighbor) like to drive his 4-wheeler out on the trails. Well, when it was around 9:00 PM one night, and we were all outside running around, eating s'mores, etc., my brother and his friend decided to drive out on the trails in the field. Several minutes later, they came driving back and said that they saw a bear! [​IMG] At first I thought they were just lying to scare us or something, but after hearing the story, I started to believe him. He said that they were just driving on the trail, when the headlight shined on a HUGE full grown Brown Bear. [​IMG] If I was in that situation, I would have freaked out! [​IMG] The Brown Bear was crossing the trail and when the light shined on it, it looked over right at them. They immediately turned around and drove off. Luckily no one got hurt! [​IMG] The next day, we went out in the field and found huge bear footprints; proving that their story must have been true. I wish I would have had my camera to take pictures of the foot prints! [​IMG] I guess we better be more careful now that the bears have figured out that there are berries to eat in the large field. [​IMG]

    Just thought I would share this story with you guys. Anyone else ever encountered a bear like this before?
    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Yikes![​IMG] No and I hope I never do encounter one. Be very careful!
     
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I grew up in Alaska, so I've had plenty of bear encounters. Most end with you seeing the backside of the bear as he's high-tailing it out of there. [​IMG]

    By the way, it was probably a brown black bear (they come in all colors) as grizzly bears are not found in the east. If it was a brown bear/grizzly, its mighty far from home.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    mom'sfolly :

    I grew up in Alaska, so I've had plenty of bear encounters. Most end with you seeing the backside of the bear as he's high-tailing it out of there. [​IMG]

    By the way, it was probably a brown black bear (they come in all colors) as grizzly bears are not found in the east. If it was a brown bear/grizzly, its mighty far from home.

    Yup! Same here. Would just look at each other, and walk the other way. In Alaska you don't need to go out in the woods to see bears. They come into town, on your deck etc. All of us kids in the neighborhood used to chase them on our bikes.

    Imp​
     

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