in #nature6 years ago (edited)

In Warren, Connecticut, things are normally pretty quiet. Lately, however, we've been hearing news of bears "marauding" , swimming in our nearby lake, and even visiting people in their own back yards!

So you can just imagine our surprise, when for the first time this morning, we discovered first-hand what all the commotion was really about! There's a BEAR ON OUR PROPERTY!!!


For those of us who've never seen a black bear in their back yard before, it was both exciting and scary at the same time. Of course, we may have felt a bit differently had we run into the bear while actually IN the yard! Neighbors were calling each other at the approach of the "big brown".



There's an old joke that perhaps answers this best...

John and Peter are walking through a forest.

Suddenly, they see a bear in the distance, running towards them. John quickly turns and starts running away.

“What are you doing?” says Peter. “Do you think you can possibly outrun the bear"

“I don’t have to run faster than the bear,” says John. “I just have to run faster than you!”

Of course, this is just a joke. However, is there any real answer to this question? After having seen a Canadian lynx, foxes, and now a bear, we've come to the conclusion that we should be more attentive to our "wild" surroundings!

This bear, luckily for all of us, mostly kept to himself. He posed, looked at us, almost as if saying a quick "Hello", then continued on with his "travels".

I'm still glad I was indoors, and able to safely observe from a distance!


"Grin and Bear It" 🐻 is a cute title for this post!

Judging by the size of him, he manages to find a nice meal or two in your neighborhood ;)

yeah, that's true too - at first I thought they were talking about a baby bear, but that's no "spring chicken" BEAR! lol

No, he looks like he's been around the block a few times 😆

Quite right that was no baby!

I hope he does not want to stop by too often! Thanks .

I hope for you he doesn't either. Great first post 👍🏻


wow, that's kind of cool that you managed to catch a picture of the bear, yet pretty scary at the same time!

Glad you were all indoors though when the bear stopped by!

Thanks for your concern! We were a bit scared even behind a door.

Welcome in Steemit hope you like around , and your son is really cool :)

thanks for your welcome and yes I also like him!

We have toove and like our kids , but your son also desurve some respect :)

aww, thanks for the kind words @patelincho, I'm blushing! 😊

Its my opinion but many people think the same :)

well thank you nonetheless! 🌝

I've found some pretty interesting animals in my back yard but wow. That's crazy! I bet you were glued to the windows watching! Great first post and welcome!!!

I wasn't there with them, but I'd bet that sounds about right! lol

We were really glued behind the door! Thanks for your comment.

Hi @ampm and welcome to Steemit! Please don't get eaten by bears before you even get started.

Can't say I've ever seen one in the wild, let alone in a back yard, so I don't know what I would have done, but it would be scary (and maybe exciting) for sure!

I hope you enjoy your stay here, it is a bear free zone, but there is a lot of interesting people and stories to find, so I think you will enjoy your time here.

Thank you very much for your kind words and your friendly welcome!
I am having fun so far.

Imagine waking up and seeing this omg, it must have been quite a wakeup call :D

Quite a surprise indeed! Thanks

wow! its cute but wild.

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