Friday, May 30, 2008

Lions, and Tigers.....and

Today on my property
This morning, Emma Sage, matter-of-factly says to me .....

"Look Mommy, a bear"

"Yeah right", I think to myself [thinking it is one of the neighbors black labs that like to come over to our property to 'visit' [ie. mark their teritory]

So, I look out the window....thinking I will see Rider from up the lane....

The black figure moves towards the swingset [and at this point our two dogs outside start barking like crazy] and I realize from it's movement that this is no dog...it was a black bear.

I quickly yell to Rick that there is a bear on the property......and luckily I am able to grab my camera which is right in the dining room/porch [where we are witnessing the bear from...because it was Otto's birthday yesterday and I had left the camera there from our birthday pictures]

and this is what I was able to capture. At this point, the bear is heading towards the top of our property [about 25 yards from the house] and she turns back [because Lucy is now outside and barking right at her a few feet away].....

Hummm.....did I tell you I live in Jersey [yes, New Jersey]

8 comments:

jessica said...

WOW! How exciting, lol! I hope it doesn't find your trash!

We had one in our town a couple months back and they locked down a nearby school.

Chris said...

That bear is BIG!

Very cool that you were able to get pictures.

Bears in NJ--brings back memories of a Sopranos episode.

Emma said...

Oh my goodness.

Oh, are the dogs alright? LOL!

Once I was coming back from vacation in Canada and we stopped at a garbage dump where these wild bears were eating the waste. Our dogs were barking like mad and one of the bears came running towards our car!!! Your situation reminded me of that, Lol!

Anonymous said...

That's scary!!!
Is it normal for bears to be so close to peoples' houses? We don't have them here in Australia so I have no idea!

~Allie

Kari said...

We used to have alot of Bears when I lived in BC. Scarey stuff!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

WOW that is crazy! SO cool you got a pic though!

mom2noah said...

Oh my, I hope you didn't send it up to Branchburg:) I take 29 thru Lambertville home and always see some animal along the way. NJ has some beautiful areas.

WheresMyAngels said...

Wow, that is wild! Glad your dogs are okay!