Apparently Bears Pretty Active This Year
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Apparently Bears Pretty Active This Year

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Axeman

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Caught this one up by the side of our road, up in Parry Sound area (McKellar)....


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Oh I was so excited to see it that I rolled the vehicle....I didn't post pic sideways...I was sideways when I took it.


Ummm.....how come pic is sideways?


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Oh I was so excited to see it that I rolled the vehicle....I didn't post pic sideways...I was sideways when I took it.


Ummm.....how come pic is sideways?
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lol no I didn't REALLY roll the car....it was a joke about the sideways pic....I don't understand why it's sideways. Bear took off as soon as I backed up to take a better pic.


Ally

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I meant from encountering a bear. hahaha . Somehow in my mind bears are more dangerous than Coyote.


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I was surprised at how timid it was particularly in light of its size....and the funny part was it ran into brush and hid behind a bush....peeking out at us...and I'm thinking "You know we can still see you, right?"


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I was surprised at how timid it was particularly in light of its size....and the funny part was it ran into brush and hid behind a bush....peeking out at us...and I'm thinking "You know we can still see you, right?"


Hahahac I am gigling even imagine the scene.


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 I guess that bears, at least black bears, are much like politicians that display bare essential behavior. They can’t be trusted and they often hide behind a fenestrated non-sequitur, hoping that we won’t see, or at least we won’t dwell on what they’ve been caught doing. Both are easily frightened. Black bears are easily misled and sometimes run from their shadow. Admittedly that mostly happens when they eat mushrooms. Politicians are afraid of not getting re-elected and sometimes the stuff that comes out of their mouth makes me think that they too have been into the magic mushrooms. Still, you paint an amusing picture of a massive black bear hiding behind shrub. How does the shrub feel about it?


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Ouch lol ummm....


As for the shrub, it was still there last weekend no worse for wear.


Birding up there is a little bit of a let down....


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Birding is bad?  I'm stuck in the house. I've checked every room thoroughly ... no birds at all. Heck, I've even checked the woodlot across the street. Dead! I spotted something colourful but couldn't quite see it without stepping through dense verdure. It was just a sign that read "Go back inside loser". So I did. Bird ... just a four letter word.


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Sigh.....I'm sorry. You're right -- and I'm sorry you're stuck inside the house and sorry that the woodlot across the street isn't attracting anything.





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Thanks for your sorrow ... I do so like to wallow in it. It seems to me that if you were any sorrier you would have to write a song about the birding blues. I'd play it all day and I'd play it loud. There seem to be Turkey vultures circling the woodlot across the street ... like I said before .... everything is dead around here. I better check my pulse. Weak and thready, but it's there. I just remembered there is a closet I haven't checked ... maybe there's a bird in there. Probably just more skeletons.


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Well the mystery of the bear has been solved....there was a reason it was hanging out on a lawn in front of a home....the fellow there feeds her...


My instinctual reaction was "what a jerk"...but a little reflection and a few more facts muddied the water....I know I love being able to see wildlife....I'm not above being careless and "accidentally" feeding something....and apparently the fellow is in his 80's and terminally ill.....sigh....


I hope she survives this.


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Axeman, I am going to Parry Sound area this weekend. What areas should I be looking for for eagles and owls?

I lost my two newer cameras during a recent trip in Quebec City. I am debating if I should bring my telephoto lens with an older camera for this trip. If I lost this camera, I will be out of business. :(
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Sorry to hear about your loss. Two cameras at the same time! Did they run away together? That sort of thing remains to be a concern when traveling. I hope that your excursion to Parry Sound works out without another loss. So, if I understand your post correctly, you are asking Axeman, which sound too much like "taxman", to pare sound-advice about raptors. I've been up to Lake Isabella and have NEVER seen an owl, or an eagle. Maybe you should set your sights on the bear essentials at the dump. From what I've seen you may not need to do much searching to find garbage. Even some years ago there was evidence of it everywhere as vacationers migrated ever farther north and did so ever more frequently. Our agent up north may still conjure some sage advice to your benefit. Good luck.
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