Where I live in Homer, Alaska, we don’t see too many bears in our backyard. They are sure cute but they make a mess around the yard. Last spring this bear got into our garbage…guess we need to break down and buy a bear proof trash can this spring. So this picture above is of a momma bear we had last spring in the yard. She is full grown and has a baby with her in front of her by the bushes. Can you see the baby? This spring so far we have not been bothered by bears…..yet! She is actually about the size of a huge sheepdog.
Bears are cute….she looks like she is jumping. I actually snapped this photo while she was walking. Let me assure you that it is rather nerve wracking to be outside working and hear crunch crunch and not know if it will be a bear, coyote or moose that jumps out.
We have since fenced our Alaska garden area with 8ft fencing. A moose can walk right over a 6ft fence. So I feel much more secure working in the garden now. Last year this bear decided she liked my raspberry patch and would take things into the bushes there. I was a nervous wreck whenever I picked berries.
Ahhh yes Alaska, it is wild and I am getting use to it. But here in Alaska, I still look both ways before I leave my front door to see if there is an animal in the bushes!