Black Bears

As we drove home from Penny and Bob's house the other evening, a black bear ran up to the paved country road. It meant to cross, but our car spooked it. Tracy put on the brakes in plenty of time. We pulled up beside the bear where it stood in the ditch. It looked at us as if we'd behaved badly.

"They look so stupid when they run," Tracy observed. She lacked the space to do an impression; that came later, at home. 

"Like they're made wrong," Parker added. 

Meanwhile, the bear loped off into a corn field. 

Shown here are other, possibly brighter bears, photographed by Dee Puett.


  1. What a coincidence!
    Just yesterday I saw on tv "Backcountry" (Adam MacDonald, 2014), a Canadian film that tells the story of a pair of tourists that is attacked by a black bear.

    1. I haven't seen that one. Did you like it?

  2. Not very much, but the scene in which the male protagonist is attacked and eaten alive by the bear is very realistic.
    I read on Wikipedia that the film is "loosely based on the true story of 30-year-old Jacqueline Perry and Mark Jordan in the back country of Missinaibi Lake Provincial Park, North of Chapleau, Ontario in 2005, events for which Mark later received the Star of Courage award from Governor General Michaƫlle Jean".

    1. Interesting. I may give this movie a shot. . . but with my finger on the fast-forward button.


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