3 reddilocks and the bear

Posted on June 23rd, 2013 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

This evening just before 6:00, I popped Cash into his jogging stroller, called for Zia and the three of us strolled up the driveway. We were waiting for David so we could all take a walk, and Zia asked if she could go “rock climbing” up the side of the hill.

I said sure, and then heard a crashing on my other side, maybe 20 feet away.  I looked over, and there was a bear–a big one.  He was charging down the hill away from us, probably frightened by the sound of my voice.  (Who says a bear can’t run downhill?)

I froze and called Zia.  By the time she got back to me–has she ever moved so slowly?–David was coming out of the house, and I unbuckled Cash from the jogger.  I pointed at the bear, who had slowed down.

David’s eyes popped and he motioned us into the house.  I grabbed my camera, he grabbed his gun, and we headed back out to see if we could get a shot (with the camera, of course).

The bear was still there, and when David called to him he turned to look at us.  I only snapped one picture before he disappeared into the bushes.  Needless to say, we went for our walk armed with a .45 revolver.

We’ve seen black bear around here before, but never one so big, moving so fast.  I’m so glad it was running away from us.  I would have had to turn into a mother bear myself and defend my little cubs, you know.

That ol’ bear would have surely limped away licking his wounds, poor thing.

Never a dull moment in this neck o’ the woods!

7 Responses to “3 reddilocks and the bear”

  1. Hannah says on :

    Wow! We had a large black bear on our game camera last fall… not in person, thank goodness.

  2. Lyssa says on :

    Oh my, so scary! You guys are awesomely brave to continue on your walk rather than let a bear keep you indoors. I originally come from Idaho, so I know what it’s like to walk the woods with potentially ferocious critters, with at least one member of the party carrying a gun ; ) Stay safe!

  3. Melissa says on :

    OK, I would have probably peed myself in all that and I’m woman enough to admit it.

  4. mountain girl says on :

    LOL! I’m just glad it started running BEFORE I saw it!

  5. Mimi says on :

    Wowee ! SO glad I didn’t see one while I was there!

  6. mountain girl says on :

    Yep-then we could have said Goldilocks and the Bear. 🙂

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