Monday, May 3, 2010


So last night Joshua had a hard time going to sleep...and around 12:30 I woke up and stirred and he whispered "shhh there's something outside our window." Of course then I was awake, it's not that unusual for deer to sleep right below our window we hear them sometimes moving around outside and see signs of them but we've never actually seen them. Well I peeped out the window looking for a deer and saw...a bear! There were two cubs wrestling a little outside our window, grunting and rolling over each other. It was amazing! Then after we watched them a bit they moved out or view and then vanished silently. I have no idea where they went but they just disappeared. We know that we have bears living on our mountain and I had seen a big one at a distance further up the mountain a while back...and we have had a bear get into our trash before--he trailed it across the street and we saw his claw markings. And we've heard that we have a momma bear and cubs living on the mountain but this was the first time we've ever seen them in our yard! What fun!


  1. Wow! That is kind of scary, but really cool! How neat! :)

  2. That's really amazing!! Hopefully they will only visit at night while you all are sleeping!!

  3. Oh, wow! Yeah, it's fun until you encounter them on the walking trail... Here's hoping that never happens! Eek! :-)